Intellectual Property Counsel

South San Francisco, CA
Full Time
04-22-2021
Exp.: 3+ Years
Description:
Our Intellectual Property team is looking to hire a patent attorney to support Verily’s Life Sciences programs. As a member of the Intellectual property team, you will counsel product teams and Verily leadership on all aspects of IP risks and strategies, with a particular emphasis on patent portfolio development, supervision of outside counsel on preparation and prosecution, and advising on IP aspects of commercial transactions.

Responsibilities
  • Integrate with the Life Sciences teams and work closely with science, engineering and business clients to develop a patent strategy that will support product development and commercialization goals.
  • Supervise outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patents.
  • Advise clients on IP issues in complex deal structures.
  • Review, advise and assist in negotiating supply, development and tech transfer agreements with inbound and outbound licensing terms.
  • Respond promptly to legal requests from science, engineering and business clients and advise clients on 3rd party patent risk.

Qualifications
Minimum qualifications:
  • JD degree, or equivalent education.
  • Admitted to a State Bar.
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • B.S., M.S., PhD or equivalent experience in life sciences, preferably in Genomics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Computational Biology.
  • 3 years of related experience in a law firm or in-house legal department.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience in a law firm or in-house legal department providing legal support for life sciences transactions.
  • Strong communication skills and experience collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage a high volume of requests.
  • Ability to be flexible and self-directed in a fast paced environment with limited direction.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and manage several time-sensitive projects at once.

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