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.