Intellectual Property Transactional Attorney

Job Location: 
San Diego, CA
Job Description: 

Intellectual Property Transactional Attorney
As a member of the Illumina multi-disciplinary Legal team, the attorney will represent the company in transactional matters having an intellectual property component.
Job Responsibilities:
۰ Work closely with the Corporate Development and Patent teams to implement the company’s intellectual property decisions in written agreements;
۰ draft, interpret and analyze a variety of domestic and international intellectual property agreements including license (including software license), collaboration, research, development, supply, material transfer, nondisclosure and consulting agreements;
۰ conduct IP due diligence;
۰ counsel Illumina personnel located in the US and abroad on wide ranging intellectual property legal issues arising in connection with the development and commercialization of Illumina products and services;
۰ establish internal policies to guide the use and protection of Illumina intellectual property; and
۰ address issues that arise in connection with Illumina technology transfer relationships.


Qualifications, Skills, and Education:
۰ Three to six years of experience as an intellectual property attorney, including some combination of drafting and interpreting technology transfer and other IP agreements, conducting IP due diligence, patent prosecution, patent litigation and/or patent portfolio management responsibilities, or otherwise handling a variety of IP matters;
۰ strong understanding of legal principles and business aspects of patents and other intellectual property;
۰ understanding of technology transfer and IP agreements, and associated intellectual property principles;
۰ familiarity with other commercial agreements (e.g., supply, distribution, co-marketing, material transfer)
۰ ability to identify and analyze legal issues in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment;
۰ excellent academic credentials; a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, as well as an undergraduate degree in a discipline applicable to the company’s technology, such as molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, mechanical engineering with a focus on biological analysis systems, biomedical engineering, and other related fields;
۰ member of the CA bar or able to practice as an in-house attorney under CA out-of-sate attorney rules;
۰ registration to practice before the USPTO strongly preferred; and
۰ independence, with outstanding analytical, communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, as well as a business mindset.
Additional experience in any of the following areas would be a plus: software, bioinformatics, commercial transactions, FDA regulatory matters, cloud computing.
Attorneys seeking to increase their experience with IP contracts are encouraged to apply if their backgrounds clearly demonstrate strong and varied IP expertise, aptitude, and desire for professional growth in the technology transfer area.

Contact Information: 

Nathalie D. Becker

About Our Organization: 

Why is one person more likely to develop a disease—like cancer, diabetes or Parkinson’s—than someone else? Why would one person respond differently to treatment than another? Illumina’s technologies are helping researchers around the world to answer these questions and others, on a scale not even possible a few years ago.

Illumina is the only life sciences company developing genome-wide technologies for genotyping, gene expression and sequencing—the three cornerstones of modern genetic analysis. By enabling studies of thousands of patient samples at once, our products set genetic discovery on fast forward. And we’re just getting started.