Patent Counsel

Location
South San Francisco, California
Salary
TBD
Posted
Apr 18, 2018
Hotbed
NextGen Bio
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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 http://surrozen.com/#careers. Surrozen is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.