Patent Agent - South San Francisco, CA | Biospace
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Patent Agent

NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

South San Francisco, CA
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

NGM is seeking a registered patent agent or patent scientific advisor having law firm or in-house experience in the biotechnology field, particularly in the area of antibody therapeutics. The individual will work closely with a senior patent attorney and will interact with the Company’s scientific staff.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•   Participating in research efforts relating to the identification and generation of supporting data for patent application filings
•   Coordinating with external counsel and the Company’s scientific staff the accumulation and organization of data and supporting materials for patent application filings
•   Performing diligence-related projects and conducting patentability and freedom-to- operate searches, and opining on various aspects of third-party patent documents
•   Drafting patent applications with a primary focus on the protection of technologies in the metabolic and immuno-oncology areas
•   Developing and implementing strategies for US and foreign patent portfolios to strengthen and extend the Company's intellectual property position


•   At least two years practicing, preferably as a patent agent, at a law firm or corporation
•   Advanced degree in a biology-related field
•   Registration to practice with the USPTO preferred
•   Patent and technical experience in antibody technology
•   Knowledge of domestic and foreign patent policies and procedures
•   Experience in IP due diligence and IP-related transactions
•   Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with colleagues
•   Ability to work with a great deal of autonomy

NGM offers a creative, collaborative, highly challenging scientific environment, along with a strong compensation package that includes salary, stock options, 401(k) and a comprehensive benefits package.

Interested applicants should apply through the NGM Biopharmaceuticals website: