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Veterans Preferred - Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property Lead for Corporate Development

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. -For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

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Job Description

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Please join us in this mission!

Kite, a Gilead Company, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient's own immune system to selectively target and kill cancer cells.

We are seeking an Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, to join our growing team and serve as lead counsel for Corporate Development, including business development and alliance management. This individual will report directly to the Head of Intellectual Property with a preference for location in Santa Monica, CA. We will consider remote opportunities for the right candidate.

Responsibilities of the Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide IP due diligence review and render legal opinions to support business development activities
  • Conduct and advise on patentability, freedom-to-operate, and IP portfolio
  • Draft, review, and negotiate agreement provisions relating to intellectual property
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications to develop global patent strategy
  • Manage and advise licensed patent portfolio and external collaborations
  • Draft and review documents related to oppositions, observations, and other patent office proceedings
  • Review proposed publications and external disclosures
  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of assigned projects and IP case law
  • Collaborate with legal members, cross-functional teams, and outside counsel
  • Develop IP policy, procedure, and training on IP law and topics

    Basic Qualifications:
    • A Juris Doctorate and admission before a State bar or fully qualified legal credentials in geography of operations
    • Registered before the USPTO
    • 12+ years of industry and/or law firm experience

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Strong client service orientation
      • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
      • Able to identify issues and seek solutions to advance business priority
      • Able to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic fast-paced environment
      • Solid understanding of genetic, protein, antibody, and recombinant technologies; experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries preferred
      • Advanced degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Life Science, pharmaceutical or related sciences

        Colorado Job Applicants: The salary range for this position is:
        $221,600.00 - $332,400.00
        Kite considers a range of factors, including background and experience, when determining base compensation. These considerations means actual compensation will vary.
        Position is also eligible for bonus and benefits. For more information, visit

        Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit . Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at .

        For jobs in the United States:

        As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

        Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Kite has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

        For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.



        Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

        Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

        For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

        Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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