Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

Genentech Genentech is seeking a Patent Counsel for its South San Francisco, Calif., headquarters. For more than 30 years, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Today, Genentech is among the world’s leading biotech companies, with multiple therapies on the market for cancer and other serious medical conditions. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech, where we believe that our employees are our most important asset.

The applicant will prepare, file and prosecute patent applications with a primary focus on the protection of inventions and patent prosecution relating to large molecule biologics. The individual will maintain a substantial and active prosecution docket of U.S. and foreign patent applications, with interference, reexamination and opposition practice as they may arise with prosecution. He/she will develop in-depth expertise in one or more specific areas of biotherapeutic technology and provide counsel on patent law issues to scientists conducting research in those areas. The position will also involve diligence work, including freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity analyses and licensing support.

This position requires a United States law degree with 3-6 years of experience as a patent attorney primarily engaged in active patent prosecution. The applicant must have experience in past two years consisting of at least 75% patent filing and prosecution, either in a Pharma or Biotech corporate setting or in a law firm servicing such clients. Further required is admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. An advanced degree in Molecular Biology, Immunology or Biochemistry is also required, with a PhD preferred. Technical expertise and/or patent prosecution experience in the areas of immunology and neuroscience are strongly preferred. Experience in handling development and life cycle management of active and complex prosecution portfolios in the biotherapeutics area is desirable.

Genentech is dedicated to fostering an environment that is inclusive and encourages diversity of thought, style, skills and perspective.

To learn more about our current opportunities, please visit: and reference Req. #1000029661. Please use “Web –” when a "source" is requested. Genentech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: South San Francisco, California