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Intellectual Property Counsel

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this jobJob DescriptionThe Intellectual Property (IP) Group at Kite is seeking a patent attorney with experience in the biotechnology and life science industry who thrives in a rapidly growing, high-volume, fast-paced, high-performing and collaborative corporate environment to join its team.This position will report to the Head of IP at Kite.Responsibilitieswill include (i) drafting and prosecution global patent portfolio in immunology and cell therapy areas; (ii) conducting freedom to operate and patentability assessment; (iii) reviewing and negotiating the IP provisions in agreements; (iv) providing IP support to a broad range of groups including R&D, Corporate Development, and external collaborations; and (v) working collaboratively with the legal department and cross-functional groups around the globe.SpecificResponsibilitiesand SkillsDraft and prosecute patent applications (US and foreign patent offices).Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of assigned projects.Conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate reviews.Counsel research and colleagues on patent portfolio and strategy.Review and assist in the drafting of nondisclosure, research, license and other agreements involving the use, transfer, or ownership of intellectual property.Review proposed publications and potential invention disclosure.Provide support for in-licensing and acquisitions.Basic QualificationsJuris DoctoratePreferred QualificationsA Juris Doctorate and admission before a State bar or fully qualified legal credentials in geography of operations.Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Life Science, pharmaceutical or related sciences; advanced degree is preferred.Registered before the USPTO.5+ years of industry and/or law firm experience.Excellent written and verbal communications skills.Strong client service orientation.Solid understanding of genetic, protein, antibody, and recombinant technologies; experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries preferred.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 careers@ for assistance.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the "EEO is the Law' poster.NOTICE:EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACTYOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACTPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISIONOur 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.Job InfoType:Full timeLocation: United States - California - Santa MonicaSDL2017

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