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We’re currently seeking a dynamic individual to join our company as Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property. Reporting to the Vice President, Legal, the Senior Counsel will hone and drive Arcus’ global IP strategy. In this position, you will have the opportunity to manage intellectual property matters critical to the company’s success and serve as a trusted advisor to the company’s senior leadership in intellectual property-related matters.
Lead global IP strategy for small and large molecule therapeutics, with a focus on combination therapies
Draft patent applications for new inventions and manage prosecution of pending patent applications while ensuring that patent filings are of high quality and aligned with the company’s discovery and development efforts
Maintain knowledge of competitors’ patenting activities, evaluate risks and provide innovative solutions that create business value in a highly competitive and dynamic environment
Continuously evaluate and refine the company’s IP strategy to ensure alignment with its strategic objectives
Conduct assessments regarding freedom-to-operate, patentability, infringement and validity matters
Conduct due diligence to support major business transactions
Manage outside counsel and other resource utilizations for efficiency and value
Organize and lead quarterly portfolio review
Review proposed public disclosures for potential invention disclosures
Develop and implement procedures to facilitate IP objectives, including education for internal personnel on intellectual property law
Advise on occasional trademark matters
Admission in good standing with the USPTO and any state bar (California preferred).
5+ years of IP experience in the life sciences industry as in-house patent counsel and/or in a nationally recognized law firm
D. degree from an ABA accredited law school
Advanced degree in chemistry (strongly preferred) or biology, immunology, oncology or similar field
Knowledge of U.S. and foreign patent laws and procedures, as well as regulatory matters relevant to the biopharmaceutical industry
Strong analytical thinking and patent database searching skills
Ability to prioritize responsibilities, flexible and able to multi-task
Ability to work well with all levels of management and staff
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
This role is based in Hayward, CA. Please submit a resume along with your LinkedIn profile.
What We Offer:
Competitive salary & bonus
Stock option grants
Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
Generous time off
Paid parental leave
Dynamic and cooperative environment in which the “rules book” has not yet been written
Our commitment to diversity
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
About Arcus Biosciences
Arcus Biosciences is an exciting young company founded on the vision of creating new cancer therapeutics through the translation of unexploited insights in cancer immunotherapies and cancer cell intrinsic pathways.