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Director And Assistant General Counsel, Small Molecule Oncology, Intellectual Property
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Director and Assistant General Counsel, Small Molecule Oncology, Intellectual Property Responsibilities: 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 and growing attorneys/agents directly and in a matrixed environment, including performance and talent management, coaching and mentoring. Successfully leading and modeling change in substantive practice & operational model to create value & effectively manage risk. Sustainably building enduring, productive external relationships with outside counsel and third party collaborators & partners. Engaged & creative leadership as a member of a practice area group and of the extended 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. Leading and directly managing a team of 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 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 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.

Requirements: A United States law degree (JD) with a current good standing  admission to at least one US state Bar. An advanced degree in biological sciences, chemistry or other area relevant to pharmaceutical IP practice. A Ph.D. is a plus. Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 8 years of experience in a pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, or biotechnology corporation. 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; 8+ years of experience in pharma, biopharma or biotechnology intellectual property portfolio creation, strategy, and counseling.
 
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