||GNF is looking for a biotechnology patent attorney who also has significant experience in handling corporate transactions. |
The position will include two areas of responsibility:
1) Biotechnology Patents
• Draft and prosecute patent applications directed to biotechnology-related inventions, including antibodies and other biotherapeutics; manage associates in non-US countries.
• Analyze third party patents to identify freedom to operate issues and plan strategies for dealing with such issues, such as recognizing patent validity and noninfringement issues and working with researchers identify design-around strategies.
• Negotiate, draft and review contracts of various size and scope with collaborators, customers, suppliers, and other third party partners. Typical agreements include research collaboration agreements, in- and out-licensing deals, materials transfer agreements, non-disclosure agreements.
• Provide legal advice and assist with resolving contract disputes.
• 5-8 years in-house or law firm experience as a patent attorney (prefer experience with research-focused biotech or pharmaceutical company).
• Advanced degree in molecular biology or related field (Ph.D. strongly preferred).
• JD from ABA-approved law school; good standing with a state Bar (preferably California).
• Demonstrated experience in drafting and prosecuting biotechnology patent applications in US and other countries around the world, and conducting freedom to operate and patent invalidity and non-infringement analyses.
• Experience in negotiating and drafting agreements that are typical for a research-focused pharmaceutical company.
• Ability to identify and analyze legal and intellectual property issues, define risks, and present clear recommendations.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate and function well in a team environment. Self-motivated and efficient, with good business judgment. A high degree of creativity and initiative is expected.