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Counsel, IP & Transactions in San Diego, CA at Organovo Holdings, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/22/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    San Diego, CA
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  • Experience:
    At least 6 year(s)
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Job Description

Organovo’s Legal team is seeking an experienced Counsel, IP & Transactions, who will report directly to the company’s General Counsel and will support various aspects of the Legal function, with a primary focus on the procurement and enforcement of the company’s intellectual property. This is a tremendous opportunity for an intellectual property lawyer looking to transition to a corporate environment and broaden his/her skill set. Additional responsibilities may include assistance with contract matters, employment matters, training, and support for Legal Department operations, including budgeting, accruals, and invoice review.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage the prosecution, enforcement, and licensing of the company’s global intellectual property portfolio.
  • In partnership with the company’s Patent Review Committee, identify opportunities for strategic patenting.
  • Contribute to training efforts across the company on best practices for procuring and protecting IP, as well as other legal matters.
  • Draft, review and negotiate IP-related agreements.
  • Draft, review and negotiate routine business contracts.
  • Provide legal support for the company’s human resources function, as employment and benefits issues arise.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 6+ years of intellectual property law practice (either as a patent prosecutor or litigator) at a top tier law firm and/or as a member of an in-house legal team. Experience drafting and negotiating contracts is a plus but not required.
  • Must have experience prosecuting biotechnology patents
  • Technical degree required in chemistry, life sciences, engineering, material sciences, or related field. Advanced degree is preferred.
  • Must have a JD and be registered to practice before the USPTO
  • Must be a self-starter, able to adapt and iterate seamlessly in a fast-paced environment, organized and analytical, have an interest and ability to master new subject matter, have a strong work ethic, be a team player, have a demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams, and exemplify the highest ethical standards.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and Organovo retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities, and assigning other activities. Organovo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. 

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