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Patent Counsel - Large Corporation - San Diego, Calif.

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Gen-Probe
Location: San Diego, California
Date posted: 10/24/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Gen-Probe is currently seeking an experienced Patent Attorney to prepare and prosecute foreign and domestic patent applications and to assist with the development and implementation of patent, business and licensing strategies. This person will also work with outside counsel on various related matters.

Responsibilities:
Prepare and prosecute patent applications concerning molecular diagnostic assays and related instrumentation; and to a lesser extent, manage the prosecution of patent applications being handled by outside counsel.
Conduct freedom-to-operate analyses related to product developments.
Review research disclosure statements from research staff. Review technical manuscripts, posters and other materials intended for public dissemination.
Assist in the preparation and negotiation of agreements involving intellectual property, such as licenses.
Work with outside counsel on matters such as due diligence, oppositions, patent interferences, opinions of counsel, and agreements.
Prepare and present company-wide lectures on issues relating to intellectual property.
Provide litigation support to the General Counsel and/or outside counsel as needed in patent-related litigation.

Related Business/Technical Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
Advanced knowledge and experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications.
Prior experience in supporting the negotiation and documentation of licenses and other intellectual property agreements.
Experience with patent-related litigation

Education and Experience Requirements:
5+ years hands-on experience as a working patent attorney in the life sciences industry, preferably related to molecular diagnostics and/or diagnostic instrument systems.
Admission to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office as a registered patent attorney required.
Applicants must be qualified to practice law in the State of California or eligible to qualify.

Gen-Probe offers a dynamic and innovative work environment along with excellent benefits that include company sponsored medical/dental/vision benefits, stock options (NASDAQ:GPRO), bonus potential, 401(k) with company match, paid vacation/sick time /holidays, assistance with continuing education, on-site fitness center and our own Waterfall Caf.

Additional Info:Employer Type: Large CorporationJob Location: San Diego, California
Necessary Experience: N/A
Contact: Email:http://www.view-career-video.com/videos/genprobe/,http://www.genprobe.com/careers/opportunities.aspx

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