IP Counsel, Biologics

Location
Foster City, CA, United States
Posted
Nov 19, 2020
Ref
2080865
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
IP Counsel, Biologics
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible


Patent Counsel, Biologics

As Patent Counsel you will develop and implement comprehensive patent portfolio strategies across Gilead's therapeutic areas, with a focus on biologic therapeutics. As a member of Gilead's patent prosecution team, you will work collaboratively on cross-functional research teams to advance research and clinical candidates through the drug development process. You will advise research teams and management regarding risks and opportunities related to Gilead's intellectual property.

Specific Responsibilities and Skills

The successful candidate will work on a range of intellectual property issues in a fast-paced, established pharmaceutical company. The successful candidate will be able to proactively identify issues potentially impacting the business and work with the teams and business units to devise solutions. The ability to counsel research and business colleagues by providing clear advice is essential. The successful candidate is expected to work independently, be proactive in identifying legal issues, and to demonstrate initiative, sound judgment and a service-oriented focus. The successful candidate is also expected to develop expertise in specific areas of the law and contribute effectively to legal and cross-functional projects. The successful candidate will be a part of the product attorney group and will report to a senior member of the patent prosecution team.
  • Oversee and develop patent portfolios to protect Gilead's product pipeline with a focus on large molecule (biologic) therapeutics.
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications (US and foreign patent offices).
  • Counsel non-legal colleagues regarding patent strategy and identification of patentable inventions.
  • Conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses.
  • Review and assist in the drafting of nondisclosure, research, license and other agreements involving the use, transfer, or ownership of intellectual property.
  • Review proposed publications regarding Gilead's research programs for potential IP issues.
  • Provide support for corporate development activities, including licensing and acquisitions.
  • Address intellectual property issues of regulatory matters relating to exclusivity.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry or related sciences.

Admission to practice before the USPTO.

Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admission before a State bar.

4+ years of experience in patent prosecution in a law firm or as corporate in-house counsel. Years of experience as a Patent Agent can be substituted if currently pursuing Juris Doctorate.

Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Must have strong client service orientation.

Experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries preferred.


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