Patent Counsel

South San Francisco, California
Apr 18, 2018
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Full time

Surrozen is seeking an experienced biotechnology Patent Counsel to build and grow the company’s intellectual property portfolio and develop expert knowledge in particular areas of antibody-based therapeutics and Wnt biology.  The ideal candidate will be an energetic self-starter, adept at working in a fast-paced, nimble startup and equally skilled working collaboratively.


  • Provide in-depth, nuanced guidance regarding strategies to build, grow and protect Surrozen’sintellectual property.
  • Collaborate closely with Surrozen’s scientific and business teams to identify patentable intellectual property subjects and draft and file patent applications
  • Lead due diligence to support Surrozen’s licensing and acquisition activities
  • Provide MTAs, CDAs, and licensing and research collaboration agreements


  • 3+ years of patent counsel experience in a biotechnology company, ideally one focused in the large molecule and protein therapeutics space, or similar experience gained within a law firm’s intellectual property practice area
  • A United States law degree (JD)
  • Admission to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • A Master’s degree or Ph.D. in biological sciences or biomedical engineering
  • Possess extensive knowledge of domestic and international patent laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated proficiency managing competing priorities and possess a high comfort level with multitasking
  • Excellent negotiation and written and verbal communication skills

For immediate consideration, please submit your CV through our careers page at Surrozen is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.