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As the market for Intellectual Property Attorneys continually changes, it is our job at Elite to stay informed. Our team of recruiters welcomes the opportunity to keep you apprised of new positions and email the job descriptions that line up with your specifications and requirements. We are currently working on numerous IP searches for both companies and law firms. Below is a sampling of some of those positions. Please feel free to contact us at any time for more information and a more detailed list of positions.

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Biotech Patent Counsel or Patent Agent, 5 plus years of experience, Bay Area - Prosecution Bay area Ref 10085

Large Biopharmaceutical Company

Requirements: Patent attorney/agent with no fewer than 5 years of experience (but open to those with significantly more) in active biotech patent prosecution is required (with experience in the past 2 years preferably consisting of at least 50% patent application drafting and prosecution), either in a pharma or biotech therapeutics corporate setting or representing such clients in a law firm. Further required is admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A United States law degree is preferred. An advanced degree in the biological sciences is desired but not required, with a Ph.D. preferred. Technical expertise and/or patent prosecution experience in the area of immunology, infectious disease, neuroscience and/or metabolism is strongly preferred. Agreement and transactional experience is required. Experience with client counseling and strategic prosecution of active and complex patent portfolios with respect to biotech therapeutics in development or being commercialized is highly desirable. Basic knowledge of domestic and international laws, regulations, and processes relating to patents is required. Demonstrated ability to collaborate, as well as to work independently, balancing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.  USPTO required,  CA Bar not required but at least one state bar is required.

Description: The Patent Counsel/Agent will help build the company`s large molecule global intellectual property portfolio through strategic planning and execution of patent preparation and prosecution. Partnering with clients across multiple functional areas, the Patent Counsel/Agent will build, maintain and defend the Company`s intellectual property interests. The Patent Counsel/Agent will develop in-depth expertise in particular areas of medicinal biology and provide guidance on patent law issues to business groups and scientists conducting research in those areas. The ideal candidate will prove himself/herself integral and invaluable to the business, as it continues to discover and explore innovative medicines and technologies to help patients.

Provide Advice & Counsel: Provide clear, informed and sophisticated counseling to clients within Research & Early Development (gRED), Product Development (PD), Manufacturing (PT), Business Development and other functional areas through all phases of patient-focused drug research, development, and commercialization.  Develop in-depth expertise in particular areas of large molecule drug discovery in order to provide guidance on patent law issues to business groups and scientists conducting research in those areas.  Render legal opinions with respect to patentability, validity, and freedom to operate

Manage Docket (prep, prosecute, conduct due diligence): Maintain a substantial and active prosecution docket of U.S. and foreign patent applications, with interference, reexamination, post-exam, and opposition practices as they may arise with prosecution.  Prepare, file and prosecute patent applications, with a primary focus on the protection of inventions and patent prosecution relating to large molecule therapeutics,  Conduct due diligence (including freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity analyses)

Collaborate, Manage, & Support Others:  Provide agreement support (including MTAs, CDAs, research collaborations, and licensing agreements).  Support intellectual property-related transactional and litigation work.  At times, manage external relationships with outside counsel and collaborators, and interactions with global affiliates

Highly competitive compensation package including base, bonus, stock and 401K. 

Top notch benefits and relocation package



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