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Our client, a fast growing biotechnology oriented company in Silicon Valley, is seeking an experienced patent attorney to join their team as Director, Intellectual Property. This is a critical position that will oversee the IP strategy for the company globally.
Responsibilities for this role will include the following: -Manage a build a world-class intellectual property portfolio, including through the preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent applications.
-Oversee global strategy for protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights.
-Ensure best practices with respect to inbound and outbound licensing.
-Conduct validity and non-infringement analyses, patent searching, third-party patent portfolio assessments, freedom to operate analyses, and due diligence.
-Advise on intellectual-property aspects of corporate partnerships and acquisitions.
Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be considered: -A strong academic record from top schools, including an undergraduate degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry or other life science. -Seven to fifteen years of relevant experience at a major law firm and/or an in-house IP department with a demonstrated history of success; prior in-house experience is strongly preferred. -Significant professional experience in life sciences and/or biotechnology.
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