Drafter Patent Job Description Sample
(Usa-Ca-Sunnyvale) Patent Counsel, Patent Strategy Team
As Corporate Counsel at Google, you work on the most exciting legal issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative and proactive legal guidance. You're part of a whip-smart group of in-house lawyers and the projects and cases you take on challenge you to think big and differently. You are collaborative -- ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of the business and work with Googlers from all over the company. As an integrated part of the team, you proactively assess legal risks and advise on products that will not only move information into the 21st century, but move information law forward as well.
As part of the Patent Strategy Team, you will enforce patent peace by building a comprehensive patent strategy. You will also help shape Google’s patent portfolio through partnerships with Patent Product, Transactions, and IP Litigation Teams and analysis of Google and third party patents, business strategies and products.
20th century laws don't always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for handling some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you're a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.
Develop and maintain a deep understanding of Google’s worldwide patent portfolio. Mine and assess legal and technical merits of issued and pending assets to identify value with respect to Google and third party technologies.
Develop and maintain expertise regarding relevant Google and third party products and technologies.
Assist and advise on development of broader Google patent portfolio strategy. Coordinate patent portfolio development efforts to achieve the broader strategy.
Evaluate and act on third-party patent threats and potential patent acquisition, licensing and divestiture opportunities.
6 years of experience as a practicing patent attorney.
State bar membership and eligibility to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, or another patent office.
Must be admitted to the bar in which the role is located in and are in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law (e.g. have registered in-house status) in the state in which the role is located.
6 years of relevant patent-related in-house and firm work experience, including experience in strategic patent portfolio development, patent preparation/prosecution, opinions, patent licensing and patent litigation/enforcement.
Knowledge of industry tools and resources to analyze portfolios.
Understanding of the Internet and the architecture, software and businesses surrounding it.
Demonstrated ability to manage projects.
Developed interpersonal and team skills.
At Google, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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Associate Patent Attorney Or Patent Agent
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a Nasdaq listed (ARWR), company that develops medicines to treat intractable diseases by silencing the causative genes. Using a broad portfolio of RNA chemistries and efficient modes of delivery, Arrowhead therapies trigger the RNA interference (RNAi) mechanism to induce rapid, deep and durable knockdown of target genes. RNAi is a mechanism present in living cells that inhibits the expression of a specific gene, thereby affecting the production of a specific protein. Arrowhead's RNAi-based therapeutics leverage this natural pathway of gene silencing. Arrowhead's dynamic and innovative environment offers our employees the opportunity to advance revolutionary treatments for serious and intractable diseases. Our employees are creative and dedicated professionals who work collaboratively to our meet business and scientific challenges. Arrowhead's R&D facility is located in the University Research Park in Madison, WI.
Arrowhead is seeking a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to join its legal team at its Madison location. The team is responsible for developing Arrowhead's intellectual property strategy relating to its RNAi therapeutics platform and its drug products, as well as assisting with general legal matters. Reporting to the Vice President, Intellectual Property, the Patent Attorney/Agent will be responsible for both growing and maintaining Arrowhead's patent portfolio. The Patent Attorney/Agent will be joining a team of highly motivated, experienced legal and scientific talent. The Patent Attorney/Agent will be expected to:
Develop and implement national and international patent prosecution strategies;
Draft and file new patent applications;
Prepare responses to office actions on the company's existing US and international patent filings;
Coordinate activities with outside patent counsel;
Confer with the company's scientists to identify patentable inventions;
Assist in conducting prior art searches, analyzing patents, and preparing freedom-to-operate opinions;
Develop a deep understanding of the company's RNAi platform from both chemical and biological perspectives;
Exercise knowledge of US patent law;
Assist with other general legal matters, as appropriate;
Work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment.
1 to 5 years of patent prosecution experience, preferably related to pharmaceuticals and/or biotechnology;
JD with technical undergraduate degree and/or advanced degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, or Life Sciences;
Strong scientific background and understanding;
Excellent understanding of patent prosecution strategy and process as it relates to drug discovery and development;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Excellent analytical skills;
Current USPTO registration.
Arrowhead offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package
All applicants must have authorization to work for Arrowhead in the U.S.
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Patent Analyst Assistant
Patent Analyst Assistant Patent Job #S20180409 – Dallas, Texas
This position will provide both administrative support and research/analysis services to attorneys and paralegals. The candidate will assist with research of patents families, status and ownership and will also gather other relevant information for the Patent Analysis Team to make decisions regarding the evaluation of existing patents. The candidate will also assist in preparation of graphical representations of data for client presentations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Proficient in MS Office applications including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Preferred skills in Advanced Excel, including lookup, reference functions, and text manipulation. Familiarity with PowerPoint presentations that integrate Excel charts and graphics is a plus. Knowledge of on-line patent databases such as PAIR and eSpace is also helpful. Experience as a project coordinator, administrative assistant, legal assistant or similar role preferred.
High School diploma, or equivalent, and a minimum of 2 years of legal support experience.
Patent Portfolio Manager
Patent Portfolio Manager
Innovate to solve the world's most important challenges
Help protect Honeywell's intellectual property by providing patent preparation and prosecution strategy, support, and oversight for Honeywell's Safety and Productivity Solutions Division. Interact and work closely with inventors, engineers, product management, and other legal professionals to identify, evaluate, and protect strategic innovations. Draft applications and office action responses, as well as develop templates in order to secure global patent rights. Manage and coach a team of IP specialists to
create complete and accurate applications and office action responses. Identify technical areas ripe for protection or acquisition. Consistently make timely decisions even in the face of complexity, balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness. Lead and develop competency on competitive intelligence by performing technology scouting in the team.
Articulate meaningful strategic and operational insights on business performance and competitive positions.
Join the IP Analytics Department of Global Analytics and Legal Services to provide business and IP analytic support to Advanced Technology Groups.
20 Interview research groups 20 Present reports effectively 20 Moderate focus groups 20 Research methodologies 20 Conduct quantitative analysis
YOU MUST HAVE
Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Computer Science
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Patent Bar Membership
Significant experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications
The ability to juggle many priorities and competing demands
Some professional experience in research, development and engineering (RD&E)
Some hands-on experience on IP matters like patent search, analytics, clearance analyses
Flexible and adaptive to work on diverse technology areas
Assess relevancy of data in an accurate manner
Interpersonal skills and ability to handle pressure
Make timely, complex decisions
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
ExemptHoneywell Educators @ Space AcademyINCLUDES
Continued Professional Development
Job ID: req141436
Location: 9680 Old Bailes Rd., Fort Mill, SC 29707-7539 USA
Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.
Senior Counsel -- Patent Litigation
Career CategoryLaw/LegalJob Description
Amgen is searching for a Senior Counsel – Patent Litigation. The Senior Counsel will work at the corporate headquarters campus in Thousand Oaks, CA.
The Senior Counsel will have direct involvement and shared responsibility in all aspects of U.S. and international patent disputes, in both judicial and administrative tribunals, from initial issue identification through resolution. Working in partnership with outside counsel and other in-house attorneys and staff, the Senior Counsel will develop and drive case strategies as an active team member, including all infringement, validity, and enforceability positions, and as needed, freedom to operate analysis. In addition, the Senior Counsel will have hands-on involvement in such things as witness interviews, discovery (production, support and/or conduct of depositions, drafting of discovery responses), motion and brief drafting, trial preparation (including witness selection and preparation, selection of trial exhibits, drafting of jury instructions, etc.), and participation at trial and on appeal.
In addition to litigating patent issues, the Senior Counsel will also be responsible for developing and counseling others on intellectual property strategies associated with Amgen's business and research endeavors.
10% – 20% domestic and global travel anticipated.
J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and four (4) years of experience practicing intellectual property law
J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an ABA accredited law school
Seven (7) + years of experience litigating U.S. patent disputes in federal and/or administrative courts, 4+ years of which involved biotechnology-related matters
Degree in the sciences and a working understanding of molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, cellular biology, protein chemistry or the like
Trial experience (bench or jury)
Demonstrated management and leadership skills (including law firm or corporate experience having managed others) combined with a strong client service focus
Excellent analytic, legal drafting, and oral and written communication skills
Some exposure to foreign adversarial proceedings (patent or SPC enforcement proceedings, nullity actions, PMNOC proceedings, oppositions, etc.)
Ability to work independently and in teams, work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage multi-dimensional projects
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.
Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.
As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
DuPont's Safety and Construction (S&C) business has an opening for an experienced U.S. Patent Agent in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a highly visible, key role within DuPont's newly created S&C business. An individual well-suited to this position must exhibit vision, integrity, commitment, leadership, and sound legal judgment.
The S&C Patent Agent has diverse responsibilities including U.S. patent drafting, U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent administrative proceedings, IP portfolio strategy, product clearances, invention development, inventor education, patentability, and landscape analysis. Job Qualifications
In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:
B.S degree and strong background in chemical or materials engineering or chemistry;
Ability to connect scientific details of research projects with patentability considerations;
Minimum 5 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting chemical or materials patent applications as a Registered U.S. Patent Agent;
Experience working with foreign associates to assist and coordinate filing and prosecution of international patent matters;
Experience developing and implementing IP strategies, assisting with freedom to-operate analyses, and IP portfolio analyses;
Drafted and filed at least 15 priority patent applications on distinct inventions within the chemical/materials subject matters, during the past 3 years;
Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction;
Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to prioritize projects;
Superior communication and networking skills;
Positive and collaborative attitude; and
Outstanding writing skills as demonstrated by original writing samples of patent applications, prosecution submissions, and other communications.
The following skill sets are preferred by the Legal function:
Advanced degree. in chemical or materials engineering, chemistry or other like disciplines;
Post-graduate R&D laboratory or product manufacturing experience for 2 or more years;
J.D. degree is a plus;
Some law firm experience is a plus; and
Experience in working with business and technical teams to develop IP strategies for technical programs.
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.
The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.
Legal, Patent & Trademark Counsel, Vice President
MORE ABOUT THIS JOB
LEGALWe work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you're an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
The Legal Department is looking for an attorney, with financial services technology expertise and experience to be part of the Technology, Intellectual Property and Contracts team tasked with advising, counseling structuring and managing the intellectual property portfolio. This position offers an opportunity to work closely with stakeholders across the firm, including in the technology division as well as in various business teams globally. This role will also interact closely with colleagues throughout the firm's legal and compliance functions in order to provide legal support in connection with the development of new products, services and capabilities and to provide subject matter expertise on a wide range of services and transactions.
Advise on global intellectual property strategy including active involvement in the pre-filing process
Filing patent and other intellectual property applications
Review office actions and other correspondence from the patent office and serve as a liaison between outside patent counsel and companies in responding to such correspondence.
Drafting and negotiating various IP related agreements, including license agreements and nondisclosure agreements
Participate in internal intellectual property initiatives involving issues including but not limited to freedom to operate, open source and copyright claims
5 years+ attorney work experience, preferably a mix of law firm and in-house experience within financial services
Emphasis on experience in global technology-related contracts, information security, data protection and privacy, service and outsourcing arrangements
Excellent academic credentials
Admitted to at least one State Bar and registered to practice before the USPTO
Experience partnering with and supporting fast-paced internal clients and business development initiatives to close deals; strong organizational skills to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
Ability to help mitigate risk related to privacy and data security issues in connection with the firm's procurement of products and services
ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.© The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2018. All rights reserved Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.
Division Counsel, Patent & Intellectual Property
At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.
Abbott is seeking a Division Counsel for its Diabetes Care (ADC) business. The business is growing rapidly in large part due to the launch of its new industry-leading product, FreeStyle Libre, a continuous glucose monitoring system. The ideal candidate will manage all aspects of intellectual property for a diabetes product portfolio that includes hardware, software, digital platforms and more. Abbott's legal department takes a team-oriented approach to managing a large IP portfolio and deeply integrates into the business. The team is looking for candidates who not only are responsible for their personal docket, but can also manage a small team and make valuable contributions at a group level.
Who We Are: We are legal experts who support and help advance the interests of Abbott's global businesses. As a part of the Abbott Legal Division, we have an opportunity to work for a life-changing medical technology company. We provide thorough and reasoned advice, and engage as business leaders to solve problems for the company as well as the customers and patients we serve.
What We Offer: With Abbott's proud heritage of developing and delivering life-changing technology and products, and commitment to doing business the right way, a position in Abbott Legal provides an opportunity to engage in meaningful and challenging work on a global scale. As our company grows and evolves, so can our roles and experiences.
How We Work: We expect and encourage our employees to be holistic thinkers and to collaborate so we can get to the best solutions. We value diversity of backgrounds and experiences. We expect our team members to consider both internal and external factors and impact when providing advice and making decisions. We strive to find creative ways to address business challenges, and are committed to leading and shaping the environment in which Abbott operates.
Manage invention disclosures, including collecting and screening disclosures, conducting inventor interviews, presenting disclosures at ADC patent committee and Invention Review Board meetings;
Conduct in-depth analyses of competitor products and IP portfolios;
Conduct due diligence on potential mergers and acquisitions as well as freedom-to-operate assessments that drive strategic acquisitions and product development;
Review work of outside counsel to ensure the work, methodology, strategy and costs meet Abbott's expectations;
Interact with and provide legal and strategic guidance to senior management, engineers and other functional organizational leadership;
Collaborate closely with team members and strategically develop our worldwide patent portfolio, including directing and managing domestic and foreign outside counsel to prepare and prosecute patent applications in a diverse and growing technological field;
Collaborate with commercial legal counsel, including preparing and reviewing research and development agreements, confidentiality agreements, license agreements, and consulting agreements and counseling the business regarding IP transactional matters;
Assist internal and external litigation counsel on IP litigation matters;
Provide counseling and strategy options on marketing and promotional material;
Participate in the effective management of our external budget, including monthly, quarterly and annual budget reviews, quarterly forecasting, and reviewing outside counsel invoices;
Supervise exempt or non-exempt employees and manage employee career counseling, performance evaluation and other issues if required;
Conduct employee training sessions on the protection of innovations through the patent process, best practices for maintaining confidential business information, contractor and vendor matters, and the overall development of intellectual property assets;
Occasional domestic or foreign travel.
Role and job title to be determined based on length and diversity of experience. Sr. Counsel must have a minimum of 10 years working as a patent attorney with work experience in prosecuting chemical, electrical, or mechanical and/or electro-mechanical patent applications with a recognized corporation and/or law firm. The individual must also have experience with PTAB proceedings as well as counseling clients on patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright issues. Division Counsel must have experience managing attorneys and a minimum of 15 years working as a patent attorney, as well as the same qualifications as Sr. Counsel.
Juris Doctor from accredited law school and admitted to a US state bar in good standing;
USPTO registration in good standing;
5+ years of drafting and prosecuting patent applications, preferably in the area of medical devices and/or software and/or managing a medical device IP portfolio;
Freedom-to-operate or product clearance experience, preferably for medical device products.
Bachelor's Degree in engineering or science;
Ability to understand and comply with applicable FDA regulations and Company operating procedures, processes, policies, and tasks;
Working knowledge of patent laws in major jurisdictions outside of the US;
Experience in patent office proceedings such as oppositions, reexaminations, or IPR proceedings;
Experience in patent or trademark litigation proceedings;
Experience conducting due diligence;
Commercial industry experience;
In-house experience preferred;
Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, quantitative, analytical, organizational, and follow-up skills;
Strong interpersonal skills and strategic thinking.
JOB FAMILY:Patents and Trademarks
DIVISION:GENC General Counsel
LOCATION:United States > Alameda : 1360-1380 South Loop Road
TRAVEL:Yes, 10 % of the Time
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
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Patent Agent Or Patent Attorney
Agenus is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company focused on the discovery and development of therapies that engage the body's immune system to fight cancer. The Company's vision is to expand the patient populations benefiting from cancer immunotherapy by pursuing combination approaches that leverage a broad repertoire of antibody therapeutics, proprietary cancer vaccine platforms, and, through its subsidiary AgenTus Therapeutics, T cell receptors and chimeric antigen receptors designed to supercharge human immune effector cells to seek and destroy cancer.
Who are we looking for?
Exceptional Patent Attorney or Patent Agent
Technical background and advanced degree in immunology or related field
3+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution and due diligence analyses
What are we looking for?
Learning Agility: Ability to think through problems from a fresh point of view and comfort with ambiguity and complexity. Willingness to challenge the "status quo." Curiosity and passion for ideas. Love of learning.
Autonomy: Comfort in handling delegated responsibilities with a large degree of autonomy. Confidence in effective execution of tasks and goals. Sound judgment in highlighting issues for supervisory or team discussion and review.
Detail Orientation: Ability to bring laser focus and attention to detail to critical projects. Comfort operating "in the weeds" without losing sight of the big picture. Aptitude for mastering operational specifics of each project to facilitate its efficient advancement.
What are we offering?
Exposure to cutting-edge science and intellectual property innovation
Involvement in setting and implementing IP strategy
Manager who is a proven mentor and coach
Challenging and out-of-the-box environment, stimulating growth and implementation of innovative solutions
Career support and leadership opportunities within IP team
Membership within a growing, dynamic and collegial department
We are seeking an exceptional Patent Agent or Patent Attorney to join a dynamic, fast-paced, and exciting company in the immuno-oncology space. The qualified individual will have a technical background and advanced degree in immunology or a related field. At least three years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution as well as due diligence analyses (including freedom-to-operate and related analyses) is required. The qualified individual will be a key contributor to assisting the company in evaluating and supporting development of new technologies. The qualified individual will also perform administrative intellectual property duties as needed. Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office is required. Excellent academics and strong written and oral communication skills are necessary, as this position will interface regularly with scientists and management.
Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in immunology or related life-sciences discipline
At least three years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution and IP due diligence analyses in the biologics space in a law firm or corporate setting
Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Knowledge of antibody drug development is a plus
Experience with contested proceedings (e.g., litigation, oppositions, IPRs) is a plus
Must have solid organizational skills and ability to think strategically and systematically, analyze complex business issues, and utilize sound judgment in deriving conclusions
Demonstrated ability to achieve results
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
Strong written and oral communication skills
Senior Biotechnology Patent Counsel, Therapeutics
23andMe's Therapeutics Division, which was created in 2015, is committed to discovering and developing new therapies that can offer significant benefits for patients. The Therapeutics research and development team identifies novel targets using 23andMe's genetic database, generates lead compounds for these targets and performs preclinical research to advance programs for clinical development. The team currently has research programs in several therapeutic areas, including oncology, skin, respiratory and cardiovascular disease.
We are seeking an experienced senior biotechnology patent counsel to join the Company's Legal Department and help build the Company's patent portfolio pertaining to its large-molecule therapeutic drug product candidates (particularly antibodies) and to provide intellectual property (IP) support for the Therapeutics Division. The Senior Patent Counsel will be a member of the Company's Legal Department and partner with clients across multiple therapeutic areas and will assist in devising, filing, prosecuting, maintaining, and defending the Company's IP interests in these therapeutic areas. This position is based in the Company's South San Francisco office, with some work conducted in the Company's Mountain View office.
What you'll do
Prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications relating to the Company's therapeutics research and development (R&D) programs pertaining to large-molecule therapeutic drug candidates, particularly therapeutic antibody drug candidates.
Strategically develop and implement IP and patent portfolios strategies for various therapeutic areas, with a primary focus on antibody patenting strategies.
Develop in-depth knowledge in active areas of large-molecule drug discovery and development to provide legal guidance on patent law issues to scientists conducting work in such areas and business colleagues working with the Therapeutics Division.
Identify inventions arising from therapeutic drug discovery and research efforts and drive strategic patent initiatives aligned with corporate business objectives.
Conduct validity and non-infringement analyses, patent searching, third-party patent portfolio assessments, freedom to operate analyses, and due diligence.
Provide counseling to clients in the Therapeutics Division and Business Development on a wide variety of IP and patent-related matters, including patentability, validity, freedom to operate, and non-infringement, through all phases of drug discovery, R&D, and commercialization.
Provide strategic advice to as needed on IP and patent issues relating to contracts, including NDA's, MTA's, licenses and transactional agreements. Assist deal attorneys with drafting and negotiating of IP terms in R&D or drug discovery agreements such as MTAs, license agreements, sponsored research or collaboration agreements.
Manage external relationships with outside counsel.
What you'll bring
J.D. degree from an accredited U.S. law school and admission to practice law is required.
Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is required.
An advanced degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related biological science is required.
California State Bar membership strongly preferred
Significant experience in biotechnology patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio development, freedom to operate analyses, and third-party portfolio assessments.
Experience drafting a minimum of 25 patents for large molecule and/or small molecule therapeutics. Preference for antibody patent drafting experience.
A minimum of 7+ years of experience in IP matters and patent prosecution in a major law firm and/or corporate biotech or pharma patent department with a demonstrated history of development and prosecution in patents in the subject area is required; in-house corporate experience is helpful.
Experience in all aspects of U.S. and foreign patent law, with a focus on patent law issues relating to therapeutic drug discovery and development.
Experience in providing IP strategic advice to business and corporate departments and drafting/negotiating IP provisions for collaborations, licenses and other biotech/R&D agreements.
Strong leadership skills with a client service focus; ability to work independently and collaboratively among cross-functional teams; ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, balance competing priorities, and manage complex projects in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent analytical skills and scientific and technical expertise.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a high level of initiative, and strong attention to detail.
Local candidates preferred.
23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Our mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by MIT Technology Review to its "50 Smartest Companies, 2017" list, and named one of Fast Company's "25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017". 23andMe has over 5 million customers worldwide, with ~85 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe is located in Mountain View, CA. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.
At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.
Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.
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