Patent Agent

Location
Pleasanton, CA
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It’s a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they didn’t even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across multiple application areas, including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented individuals driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists, engineers, clinicians, computational biologists, and more to make new strides. We’re dedicated to finding the best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future.  Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

About the role

We are seeking an entrepreneurial, motivated and experienced patent agent to play a primary role with the company’s strategic IP efforts worldwide. This patent agent will have a critical role in supporting 10x Genomics’ business in connection with IP portfolio objectives, management and contribute on an individual basis to patent prosecution and maintenance.

What you will be doing

  • Strategic contributor to the drafting, filing, prosecution, and maintenance of 10x’s worldwide patent portfolio.
  • Able to provide hands-on direction and input to outside counsel, and to draft/review a wide variety of work product, including patent applications and office action responses.
  • Able to contribute to global patent strategy as needed over time with a focus on alignment of the patent portfolio with 10x’s business needs, priorities and resources.
  • Interact with R&D at all levels, including group leaders and team members, to identify patent-worthy inventions and secure patents on 10x innovations.
  • Strategic contributor to IP due diligence, technology assessments and FTO analyses in potential strategic transactions (including M&A, licensing and financing).
  • Assist 10x counsel and outside counsel on IP-related proceedings, challenges, disputes and litigation.

To be successful, you will need:

  • Admission to the United States Patent & Trademark Office Bar.
  • Solid knowledge of global intellectual property laws & practices.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in life sciences, biotechnology or closely related patent areas with a strong preference for in-house experience.
  • Experienced in managing complex patent portfolios & strategies and developing commercially-relevant patent assets.
  • Advanced degree (preferably a Ph.D.) in biochemistry, molecular biology or chemistry; a strong technological aptitude for learning and working with a range of technologies; and a willingness to learn and engage with 10X employees and outside counsel in other technology areas including microfluidics, instrumentation, and software.
  • Excellent writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to strategically educate and support fellow employees.
  • Self-directed and proactive, comfortable executing on multiple projects independently and in collaboration with others.

It will be fantastic if you already had:

  • Experience managing outside counsel is a plus 
  • Experience in adverse proceedings (e.g., litigation, USPTO proceedings, EPO oppositions) is a plus

About 10x Genomics

10x Genomics (NASDAQ: TXG) is building tools for scientific discovery that reveal and address the true complexities of biology and disease. Through a combination of novel microfluidics, chemistry, and bioinformatics, our technology is enabling researchers around the world to more fully understand the mechanisms behind cancer, the immune system, and the fundamentals of biology at the single-cell level. 10x is one of the fastest-growing biotech companies of the decade, growing from $3M in revenue in 2015 to over $200M in 2019, and has backed over 500 scientific publications in the past four years. For more information, visit www.10xgenomics.com.

10x Genomics is headquartered in Pleasanton, with an office by Embarcadero BART in San Francisco. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.