Genentech: Associate Director/Director and Assistant/Associate GC, Protein Engineering & Technology Platform Lead
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Associate Director/Director and Assistant/Associate GC, Protein Engineering & Technology Platform Lead
South San Francisco
California, United States of America
Job ID: 3598446009
Genentech’s Intellectual Property team is seeking a leader whose passion lies in creating & leveraging game-changing IP strategies that enable Roche & Genentech to do now what patients need next
. As a senior business strategist, this individual will be pushing the boundaries of what is possible in a highly competitive industry while leading, empowering and developing great attorneys and staff across a dynamic & diverse global organization. This position reports directly to the Vice President, Intellectual Property of Genentech and will be located in our South San Francisco campus.
Key Responsibilities include:
Driving strategic IP procurement and management of global intellectual property rights including drafting & prosecuting patent portfolios, licensing transactions, due diligence assessments, freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity analyses, and risk evaluation and mitigation strategies.
Partnering in all intellectual property-related transactions, adverse proceedings, and litigation activities.
Partnering effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the global organization and across all phases of research, drug development & commercialization to provide business enabling strategy, counseling and options.
Managing attorneys/agents directly and in a matrixed environment, including performance and talent management, coaching and mentoring.
Successfully leading change in substantive practice & operational model to create value & mitigate risk within
Sustainably building enduring, productive external relationships with outside counsel and third party collaborators & partners.
Engaged & creative leadership as a member of the Genentech IP Leadership Team.
The successful candidate enjoys work in a fast-paced, diverse, & global environment while seeking to move the needle in bringing great medicines to patients.
Specific Daily Responsibilities may include:
Leading and directly managing a team of 3-6 patent attorneys & agents in the design & delivery of value add global IP portfolios, assessing, communicating & mitigating risk, identifying and exploiting new opportunities & approaches leveraging both a knowledge of industry trends and of the competitive landscape, particularly with regards to biosimilars, manufacturing & litigation readiness across the GNE portfolio.
Assuring appropriate attorney/agent staffing, effort & cross-team/function communication at all times and on all matters. Resolving bandwidth conflicts across team to ensure robust value-add practices on day to day basis as well as success across the global company.
Exemplifying winning as “one team” through building effective relationships, communicating & collaborating enthusiastically across time zones and cultures.
Maintaining and sharing deep expertise and knowledge on legal case law, rules or regulations before the US Patent & Trademark Office as well as other relevant jurisdictional IP offices.
Developing & deploying strategies, processes, operating standards and/or practices to ensure highest quality practices & execution for all aspects of IP portfolios in a high performing, agile team setting.
Leading and/or participating in Group, Department, and cross-functional projects and initiatives that impact the people and/or practices of the GNE IP team.
Exhibiting a “can do” attitude in anticipating and proactively resolving issues & conflicts, streamlining processes, and reducing redundancies and/or inefficiencies in operating models & systems.
Acting as a role model in, for example, communication, poise under pressure, solution-oriented mindset, collaboration across local & global teams, preserving in the face of obstacles, tackling new challenges with curiosity, effectively utilizing available resources.
Clearly communicating at all levels of the organization with a willingness to listen & learn from others.
Assuring that GNE remains a great & fun place to practice game-changing IP law.
Demonstrated experience and track record of success in: Building & leveraging global IP portfolios;
Developing & implementing global IP strategies or initiatives, both substantive & operational;
Leading or directing significant IP transactions including but not limited to due diligences, M&A, complex collaborations, asset acquisitions and settlement agreements;
Leading or directing adverse proceedings including but not limited to US litigation, USPTO adverse proceedings, EPO adverse proceedings and the like;
Building & implementing biosimilar strategy and defenses;
Leading teams & managing people directly or matrixed;
Leading as a member of a legal senior leadership team (i.e., reporting directly to head of intellectual property practice) within a corporate environment.
10 years of experience in biopharma or biotechnology intellectual property portfolio creation, strategy, and counseling. Experience with early stage, clinical development, and launched products as well as manufacturing & technology based IP is required.
At least 8 years of experience in a pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, or biotechnology corporation.
A Ph.D. in biological sciences, chemistry or other area relevant to pharmaceutical IP practice.
Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
A United States law degree (JD) with a current “good standing” admission to at least one US state bar.
Who We Are
A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.
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Licensing, Patents, Trademarks
South San Francisco
California, United States of America