Intellectual Property Counsel

Twist BioScience
Job Location
455 Mission Bay Boulevard South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Job Description


The attorney will help develop comprehensive global strategies for expanding Twist's intellectual property protection around key platforms and other technologies to ensure Twist's long-term competitive advantage.  In addition, the attorney will be expected to contribute to administrative and legal projects intended to develop an IP Department displaying the highest legal and ethical standards.


Reporting to the General Counsel, this attorney’s essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Conducting strategic IP due diligence, including analyzing Twist's IP portfolio as well as the portfolios of our competitors and potential collaborators, and taking action as necessary
  • Identifying opportunities for expanding Twist’s IP position and working with members of various business, legal, scientific and administrative groups within Twist to take advantage of such opportunities
  • Working and communicating with collaborators and other external strategic partners in connection with developing a global IP strategy
  • Reviewing/negotiating license agreements and IP language in other agreements
  • Developing best practices and internal SOPs for ensuring a high functioning IP Department; and
  • Managing the use of outside legal counsel and internal resources, as may be necessary, to fulfill the aforementioned responsibilities


  • Juris Doctorate and admitted to practice in California
  • At least 4 years' in-house patent and/or law firm experience supporting biotechnology
How to Apply
About Our Organization

About Twist Bioscience

At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is accelerating science and innovation by leveraging the power of scale. We have developed a proprietary semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. Our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production, which in turn, expedites the design, build, test cycle to enable personalized medicines, pharmaceuticals, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production, diagnostics, biodetection and data storage. For more information, please visit Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience at

Twist Bioscience is an equal opportunity employer.

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