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Vice President, Head of Intellectual Property – San Francisco Bay Area

Location
California
Job Type
Full-time
Practice Areas
IP, PatentPatent Prosecution
Company Name
Solutus Legal Search
Job Title
Vice President, Head of Intellectual Property - San Francisco Bay Area

Description

Vice President, Head of Intellectual Property - San Francisco Bay Area
Our client, a publicly-traded biotechnology company has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the executives in their search to add a VP level patent attorney to lead the company’s IP legal team. This attorney will report directly to the General Counsel.

The successful candidate will possess at least 12+ years of IP experience including patent portfolio management, patent prosecution and IP licensing. S/he will also have a mix of top-tier law firm and in-house legal experience servicing the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or chemical industries. An undergraduate and advanced degree at the masters or PhD level in the biological sciences (i.e. molecular biology, chemistry/biochemistry) is required. State bar and USPTO registration is also required. Local candidate preferred, but our client will consider and relocate non-local candidates for this position.

As part of the job responsibilities, this IP executive will:
• Manage the patent portfolio including the preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent
applications;
• Provide strategic counsel to the business regarding the company’s current product portfolio, as
well as future product candidates and technology plans;
• Collaborate with internal and external R&D project teams to identify patentable inventions;
• Negotiate and draft agreements including CDAs, MTAs, research agreements and licenses;
• Educate and advise company executives and employees on intellectual property issues and
intellectual property documents (e.g., license agreement, research agreement), as well as best
practices; and
• Manage outside counsel

Strong oral and written communication skills are a must. This attorney will also possess strong prioritization skills, with the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and adjust quickly to shifting deadlines. S/he will have the ability to work effectively cross-functionally with business and R&D professionals. In addition, professional maturity, team spirit, positive disposition, and high EQ are required.

Our client offers a competitive compensation package, which includes excellent benefits.
Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained on this coveted search. Interested candidates may submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for evaluation.

Ref. #571-SLS

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