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Patent Counsel

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Genentech
Location: South San Francisco, CA US
Date posted: 10/19/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

Patent Counsel

Individual contributor Patent Counsel to prepare, file and prosecute patent applications, with a primary focus on the protection of inventions and patent prosecution relating to large molecule biologics. Maintain a substantial and active prosecution docket of U.S. and foreign patent applications, with interference, reexamination and opposition practice as they may arise with prosecution. Develop in-depth expertise in one or more specific areas of biotherapeutic technology and provide counsel on patent law issues to scientists conducting research in those areas. Position will also involve diligence work, including freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity analyses, and licensing support.


United States law degree with no fewer than 3 years of experience (but open to those with significantly more) as a patent attorney primarily engaged in active patent prosecution is required (with experience in the past 2 years consisting of at least 75% patent drafting and prosecution), either in a Pharma or Biotech corporate setting or in a law firm servicing such clients. Further required is admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and an advanced degree in molecular biology, immunology or biochemistry, with a Ph.D. preferred. Technical expertise and/or patent prosecution experience in the areas of immunology and oncology are strongly preferred. Experience in handling development and life cycle management of active and complex prosecution portfolios in the biotherapeutics area is also desirable.


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