Lawyer Patent Job Description Sample
OverviewJoin an award-winning company!
Toll Brothers, America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Securities Lawyer to join our legal team at our corporate headquarters in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
This is an excellent opportunity to one of the nation's most respected Fortune 500 companies!
2018 WORLD'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES LIST #1 in Home Building Four Years in a Row - Fortune magazine
Excellent academic credentials required; 6-8 years of experience as an SEC Attorney, in-house experience strongly preferred, to perform the following duties:
Prepare and review annual and quarterly reports, current reports, and other SEC filings
Prepare materials for board of directors and board committee meetings
Provide advice on compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, NYSE corporate governance rules, and other governance matters
Prepare proxy statements and related items for the annual stockholders' meeting
Provide advice on executive compensation program matters and Section 16 beneficial ownership reporting compliance
Prepare and review securities offering documents for corporate public offerings.
Support the General Counsel on other corporate matters, including oversight of subsidiary management, advice on Delaware corporate law issues, and negotiation of corporate agreements and commercial contracts
We offer a highly competitive compensation package.
Come and see why Toll Brothers has been attracting and retaining some of the best professionals in the industry!
APPLY ONLINE TODAY!
Professional Support Lawyer - Corporate & Securities
The purpose of this position is to:
- assist attorneys in understanding the relevant legal and commercial developments required of the Corporate & Securities practice area in order that they can better service the firm's clients;
- assist in the development and maintenance of the C&S knowledge management precedent base;
- promote best and consistent practice, promote a collaborative environment, and act as a resource to all U.S. C&S lawyers
- over time, assist the practice group partners in developing and implementing a best-in-class, experiential training program in each of the core C&S areas of (a) M&A/PE, (b) leveraged finance, and (c) capital markets.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Oversee implementation of a knowledge management program within the Corporate & Securities Practice Group to achieve improved communication and resources for legal skills and client development;
To work with practice group partners to organize and contribute to training sessions aimed at briefing attorneys on changes to the law, practice and precedents;
To keep attorneys abreast of new points of law and current market developments;
Practice and foster an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation;
Over time to liaise with attorneys and contribute as required to the production of articles, briefings, newsletters or other materials for circulation to clients or to be published in selected journals; and
To produce materials for, and assist with internal and external seminars.
Additional Job Description
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
A thorough understanding of the Corporate & Securities practice group and related areas of law, their markets, and services delivered specifically for: (a) M&A/PE, (b) leveraged finance and (c) capital markets. Self-starter with a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills and ability to clearly and effectively communicate with varying levels of people within and outside of the Firm. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills. Ability to prioritize and coordinate work. Ability to adapt to changing conditions. Ability to work independently and to perform as a member of a geographically dispersed team. Ability to think critically and analytically in a pressured environment. Ability to deliver superior service to internal attorneys and Firm clients.
Familiarity with basic legal technology systems and the ability to learn new technology applications.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
At least 4+ years of experience as a practitioner in the areas of Corporate & Securities.
Prior knowledge management experience preferred.
Experience as a trainer, teacher or coach valued.
Dechert LLP is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. The Firm prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Lawyer And Associate General Counsel
LG - Legal, Regulatory & Gov't Affairs
Estimated Travel Percentage (%): Up to 25%
Relocation Provided: No
AIG Employee Services, Inc.
AIG is looking to add a highly skilled Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Attorney to its Global Legal, Compliance and Regulatory department in New York City. This role offers the opportunity to join an award winning Legal department and work directly with key members of Legal, Compliance, IT and various business teams on a variety of cutting edge projects.
We are seeking an experienced privacy professional with in-depth knowledge of international, federal and state laws and regulations regarding data protection, privacy and data security to provide counsel on data privacy and security related matters. As the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Attorney, you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and experienced team on privacy and information security issues impacting AIG's products, businesses, customers and employees globally. You will work with cross functional teams to develop the privacy and cybersecurity legal strategy, and design innovative privacy and security solutions, for our business partners.
Advising on legal and regulatory developments impacting data privacy and data security, including identifying trends and potential impacts on the business's risk management activities.
Guiding business leaders and effectively counseling multiple business partners in a matrix organization on data privacy and data security legal requirements for new products and services, including in the areas of data analytics (including the use of "big data"), Internet of things (IoT), mobile apps, wearables, artificial intelligence (AI), and digital marketing initiatives.
Advising AIG's global businesses on complying with global data privacy and cybersecurity laws while enabling the development and execution of data driven business initiatives.
Providing legal guidance on the company's global data privacy and data security programs and providing support for their implementation, maintenance and compliance throughout the organization.
Advising on data privacy and data security legal requirements for the company's third-party risk management program, including negotiating, drafting and reviewing the global data privacy and security provisions in agreements with service providers, business partners and other transaction parties.
Supporting the Chief Information Security Officer in drafting and/or reviewing IT Security policies, standards and programs to ensure adherence to global data security legal requirements.
Managing and coordinating with local privacy lawyers in-country to evaluate and, where appropriate, help design products and services for compliance with local data privacy laws and data security regulations.
Working with Compliance colleagues, including AIG's Chief Privacy Officer, developing and providing business partners general and targeted data privacy and data security counseling and training.
Managing potential liability and other legal aspects related to data privacy and data security incidents and supporting the company's incident response program, including investigating potential incidents, identifying applicable legal obligations, and supporting incident response.
Responding to regulatory inquiries and serving as a liaison with regulators on privacy and data security issues, in coordination with local legal, compliance and other stakeholders as appropriate.
Developing and updating data privacy templates (e.g., contract language, consents, and privacy notices), and providing counseling on the use of such templates to Compliance colleagues and lawyers in-country, as business needs and data privacy laws and regulations change.
Providing legal support to work streams and processes relating to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including advising on Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), and, when finalized, the EU ePrivacy Regulation.
Managing outside counsel and third-party consulting firms on discreet data privacy and data security projects, as needed.
Experienced lawyer with a minimum of 8+ years of experience in Data Privacy and Cybersecurity at a major law firm and/or with a large multinational/global organization, or within a government agency.
The Ideal candidate will have a legal background that reflects a strategic focus on data privacy and data security, but will also have had experience advising on big data, data analytics, and data usage legal strategy.
Expertise in U.S., European, and other international data privacy laws, regulations and practices, including an in-depth understanding of the GDPR.
Experience negotiating data privacy and data security provisions in third party agreements.
Experience in responding to regulatory inquiries involving data privacy and data security matters.
Experience responding to data incidents, including forensic investigations, notifications to consumers and regulators, and other external communications.
Knowledge of data security laws, industry standards and best practices.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal management, customers, regulators and other stakeholders across national boundaries and cultures.
Familiarity with information technology developments, including cybersecurity software and the cloud industry.
Relevant technical certifications such as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) or other relevant certifications offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals preferred.
Member of the New York State Bar or otherwise qualified to practice law in New York as a registered in-house counsel.
It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.
At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.
Assistant VP - Legal Affairs - In-House Lawyer
Drafting and reviewing a wide range of legal documents, including policies and contracts.
Coordinating and working with the international team on various international legal and regulatory issues
Coordinating and filing applications for trademarks in the United States and in other countries.
Reviewing and supervising litigation in appropriate circumstances to minimize the exposure to the company and educating management as to how to avoid future litigation; evaluating risks, legal costs, and related matters to advise the company on the likely outcomes of litigation.
Coordinating and managing outside counsel to ensure adequate representation and achievement of corporate employee relations; recommending outside counsel where appropriate and participate in the preparation of the company's position, including through the preparation, revision, and filing of court pleadings and papers.
Additional responsibilities as required.
May train and evaluate support staff.
Support of and involvement in company, department, and/or safety policies, procedures, programs and activities.
Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
Law Degree with a minimum five (5) years professional legal experience in a corporate or law firm environment. Background in either litigation or corporate law considered.
Admitted to practice law in a State.
Good communication skills and an ability to interact effectively with staff and operations personnel.
An appreciation of business objectives and managerial problems.
Ability to clearly translate into lay terms and effectively communicate the legal conditions which affect business opportunities and problems.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
Employee must exert up to 30 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include near acuity, far acuity, depth perception, accommodation, color vision, and field of vision.
Notice to Recruiters
We prefer that candidates apply directly rather than through recruiters. Recruiters must contact the Human Resource Department prior to submitting a resume, may only submit resumes to the Human Resource Department and may not contact hiring managers without Human Resource permission.
This description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications.
The position, duties, and qualifications are subject to change at any time.
(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.
To all recruitment agencies: Google does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Google employees or any other company location. Google is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
Commercial Company Lawyer
As a Commercial Company Lawyer at Intertrust you will have the opportunity to be an active contributor of our global team. Your responsibilities will be as diverse as the international clients you will be working with and advising. The position combines individual ownership with shared team responsibility in a dynamic, work environment. We have a very open structure designed to continuously challenge and present plenty of new opportunities for personal and professional growth at all levels.
As a Commercial Company Lawyer you play a critical role in the success of our business. Your typical day will see you working on a wide range of diverse and dynamic projects, including:
Commercial responsibilities (50%)
You will be part of our NL sales team and you will be responsible for initiating new sales opportunities, working on the proposition of your business unit and expanding our current relationships with our business partners;
You will be responsible for following up requests for proposals from potential clients and arranging initial conference calls and meetings.
You will be working closely with our marketing department to explore new ways to interact with clients, potential clients and business partners trough events, social media and any other related channels;
Coordinating market research in regards to competitors and new opportunities.
Other responsibilities (50%)
Strategically advising our clients and potential clients. You will be responsible for analyzing and interpreting documents, regulations and procedures relating to our clients' legal and fiscal opportunities.
Evaluating our integrated products and solutions as well as setting up and managing corporate and private legal structures.
Participating as a core member of our team and helping sustain our strong reputation as a proactive provider in trust and corporate services.
Pro-actively managing the client relationship by interacting with the legal counter parts of our international clients.
Who are we looking for
We are looking for individuals who:
Have a real passion for what they do and why they do it.
Are sales minded with a strong commercial drive, sales experience is a plus
Want to succeed, grow, be challenged and challenge others.
Are driven, confident, flexible and committed.
Have a Masters degree in Dutch (corporate) law and a minimum of 3-5 years of working experience.
Are fluent in Dutch and English, written and spoken.
What do we stand for
We are a passionate company looking for passionate personalities with a flexible mindset.
Our diverse range of international clients demand quality and integrity – we look for nothing less in our own people.
We offer a culture of continuous improvement and seek people open to challenge others and be challenged in return.
We are dedicated to helping our employees and our clients succeed.
We are an international company that delivers to the highest international standards.
We invest in long-term relationships with both our clients and our employees.
We reciprocate your commitment to us both in remuneration as well as an active investment in your talent.
- A pre-employment screening and assessment are part of the application process.
First review of applicants will be on July 9th, 2018
Mission: Every day at the Montana Department of Justice, our employees are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and rights of the people of our great state.
At the Department of Justice we do the right thing for the right reason. If you're looking for an opportunity to be part of a team that builds a culture of character and excellence, demonstrates collaboration and selfless public service, and upholds the law and pursues public safety, the Department of Justice may just be the career for you.
Please take a moment and watch the linked video to learn how the Department of Justice serves the citizens of Montana.
The Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) is attached for administrative purposes to the Legal Services Division of the Department of Justice and serves the Governor in his role as Natural Resource Damage Trustee.
The NRDP was created to prepare and pursue the State's natural resource damage (NRD) lawsuit against the Atlantic Richfield Co. under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 USC 9601 et seq., and its Montana counterpart, the Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (CECRA), MCA 75-10-701, et seq. NRDP has evolved to also represent the State in other natural resource damage actions under CERCLA, CECRA, and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and to oversee the implementation of restoration plans and projects associated with settled claims.
Litigation and Negotiation
Represents the State of Montana in complex civil litigation and settlement negotiations involving NRD cases in federal and state courts. These cases are often high profile and technically complex.
The cases require special expertise in natural resource damage litigation and negotiation. The cases frequently involve multiple parties and multi-count actions, with complicated factual situations where there is little or no precedent.
Analyzes legal and factual information to develop and identify critical issues and the merit of those legal issues. Advises and assists the Senior Attorney, Program Manager /Supervising Attorney, and the Governor's Policy Committee in deciding whether to initiate and how to conduct or settle legal proceedings.
Coordinates with co-trustees in federal and tribal Governments. Participates in ancillary proceedings relating to State NRD actions.
For litigation, serves as a litigation and negotiation team leader to oversee legal and scientific technical staff in preparing and conducting certain litigation issues. Devises and decides case strategy to maintain consistency and organization of various complex case elements, both legal and factu.al. Directs appropriate staff and other state agency employees as well as expert witnesses in production of materials necessary for answering interrogatories, preparing testimony, preparing exhibits, preparing witnesses and preparing expert testimony for both trials and depositions.
For negotiation, negotiates, on behalf of the State, with liable parties and with government parties for settlement of damages arising from injuries to the State's natural resources. Advises and assists the Supervising Attorney in developing and implementing effective negotiating strategies in order to settle the State's NRD and related claims.
Advises the Supervising Attorney and the Governor's Policy Committee on the effects of any proposed settlement offer. Prepares and drafts any settlement agreements resolving liability and natural resource damages.
Works with staff and advises the Senior Attorney, Program Manager, and the Restoration Program Chief on legal issues involving restoration planning. This includes specialized expertise in NRD law and regulations, and providing legal assistance in the assessment phases, restoration alternatives development, and selection, as well as assisting with legal matters in the development of and review of restoration plans. Works with legal and technical personnel in state agencies, with technical consultants, and with co-trustees in federal and tribal governments. Assists the Supervising Attorney and the Restoration Program Chief as staff to the UCFRB Remediation and Restoration Education Advisory Council (Advisory Council), the Butte Natural
Resource Damage Restoration Council (BNRC), and the Trustee Restoration Council.
Works with staff and advises the Senior Attorney, Program Manager, and the Restoration Program Chief on legal issues involving restoration implementation. This includes specialized expertise in NRD law and regulations, as well as providing legal assistance in property and water rights transfers, water rights proceedings, contracting, and procurement.
Works with legal and technical personnel in state agencies, with technical consultants, and with co-trustees in federal and tribal governments. Assists the Supervising Attorney and the Restoration Program Chief as staff to the UCFRB Remediation and Restoration Education Advisory Council (Advisory Council), the Butte Natural Resource Damage Restoration Council (BNRC), and the Trustee Restoration Council.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Superior knowledge of laws, regulations, case law, and policies affecting NRD litigation and restoration activities, including CERCLA, 42 USC 9601, et seq.; CECRA, MCA 75-10-701 et seq.; the Department of Interior NRD regulations, 43 CFR part 11; the National Contingency Plan, 40 CFR part 300; the Oil Pollution Act, 33 USC 2701 et seq.; the Oil Pollution Act NRD regulations, 15 CFR part 990; the Clean Water Act, 33 USC 1251 et seq.; the Montana Water Quality Act, MCA 75-5-101 et seq.; the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 USC 4321 et seq.; the Montana Environmental Policy Act, MCA 75-1-101 et seq .. In addition, state laws andregulations related to real property, water, and government procurement and contracting. Working knowledge of environmental bankruptcy laws.
Working knowledge related to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Montana Rules of Civil Procedure, Montana Rules of Evidence, Montana Rules of Appellate Procedure. Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, hydrology, statistics, engineering, economics and other sciences.
Superior litigation and negotiation abilities. Superior ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, in a variety of forums.
Superior organizational and leadership abilities. Ability to conduct thorough legal research; organize and synthesize materials for court presentation; prioritize workload; meet deadlines; maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies, and the public; deal with confidential and sensitive material.
Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience):
Graduation from college and an accredited law school.
Be licensed to practice law in any state with membership in good standing in that state's bar and be able to become licensed to practice law in Montana within six months to one year of hire.
5 or more years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of law.
Legal internship or clerkship experience may, if relevant to the work described above, be substituted for up to one year of required experience in the practice of law, so long as it was within 10 years of the date of the application.
Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
HOW TO APPLY:
You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter, resume and a writing sample of 3000 words or less, from a document or portion thereof, prepared within the last three years at the time of application.
In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties and dates of employment (month & year - start & end), including reason for leaving.
A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and electronically attach the cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter, resume, and writing sample will result in your application being incomplete and will not be considered further.
Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.
All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.
If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office.
(When attaching a document, you must check the, "relevant document" box to ensure your attachments are uploaded correctly to your application. Failure to attach the required material will conclude in an incomplete application. You must also keep the relevant boxes checked once you submit your application; if you uncheck the box with an active application it will delete the attachment.)
Special Instructions: The selection procedures to be used in evaluating the applicant's qualification may include, but not limited to, an evaluation of the resume and cover letter, a writing sample, a structured interview, performance test, reference/background checks and fingerprint checks.
- Additional materials, references or information submitted by the applicant, but not requested, will not be considered.
Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:
- Fingerprint Check
Open your mind and let your ambition guide you. At Intertrust, we use in-depth knowledge and cross-border reach to drive the progress of our clients – and we can only do that with the best people. That's where you come in.
As a Company Lawyer at Intertrust you will have the opportunity to be an active contributor of our global team. Your responsibilities will be as diverse as the international clients you will be working with and advising. The position combines individual ownership with shared team responsibility in a dynamic, work environment. We have a very open structure designed to continuously challenge and present plenty of new opportunities for personal and professional growth at all levels.
Company Lawyers play a critical role in the success of our business. Your typical day will see you working on a wide range of diverse and varied projects, including:
Strategically advising our clients and potential clients. You will be responsible for analysing and interpreting documents, regulations and procedures relating to our clients' legal and fiscal opportunities.
Evaluating our integrated products and solutions as well as setting up and managing corporate and private legal structures.
Participating as a core member of our team and help sustain our strong reputation as proactive provider in trust and corporate services.
Who are we looking for
We are looking for individuals who:
Have a real passion for what you do and why you do it
Want to succeed, grow, be challenged and challenge others.
Are driven, confident, flexible and engaged
Have a Masters of Law and a minimum of 3 years of work experience
Are fluent in Dutch and English, written and spoken
Have proven experience in financial services
What do we stand for
Every employee is critical to our success and we actively invest in their talent
We are dedicated to helping our employees and our clients succeed
We are an international company that delivers to the highest international standards
We invest in long-term relationships with both our clients and our employees
We put integrity on a pedestal – it drives everything we do and how we behave.
A pre-employment screening and assessment are part of the application process.
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.
Trustwork is a fast-growing technology company attacking the property services space, led by founders who have built and own a billion-dollar investment company, Avesta. We are hiring an in-house lawyer who is scrappy, execution-oriented, and has excellent legal skills.
The legal work will be varied, and likely include directly performing corporate/contracts/IP, and overseeing litigation. The role will also involve a broader range of projects requiring business judgment and ability to execute, often working directly with Trustwork's founder/CEO.
5+ years of work experience, including strong legal work and involvement in broader business tasks (e.g., work at a law firm + in-house at a startup)
Extreme drive to help build a massive company
Comfort with ambiguity, pressure, and a wide range of responsibilities and directives
Very strong self-motivation and ownership of responsibilities. We should never have to worry you dropped the ball. You should be able to take projects to completion, getting input from others as necessary but applying good judgment when this isn't available.
Good business sense and problem-solving ability
JD from a top 25 law school
Making better hires starts with building better job descriptions
- Browse 100s of templates across 40+ industries
- Customize your template with your company info & job requirements
- Post it to 20+ job boards in seconds – for FREE!