Overview: We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our legal team as a Senior Patent Counsel. Reporting into the General Counsel, the Senior Patent Counsel’s responsibilities will include patent prep/pros, third party competitive analysis including freedom-to-operate opinions, working with scientists toward invention harvesting, and providing patent expertise across all functions of the business, as needed. This role will also oversee outside counsel in some of the above tasks. (Over time, this role may be asked to support IP transactions as well.)
Company: Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators as potential treatments for people with debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. As a leader in muscle biology research, Cytokinetics is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to increase muscle function and contractility. We take a purpose-driven approach by leveraging our unique muscle biology expertise to engineer compounds with specific characteristics aimed at treating diseases that impact muscle function, like heart failure and ALS.
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Experience: 3-7 years of IP experience as in-house patent counsel in a biotechnology company and/or in a nationally recognized law firm specializing in life sciences intellectual property law. A combination of both in-house and law firm experience is a plus. Small molecule experience is required, as is a degree in chemistry, organic chemistry or related discipline.
Internal Number: 125838
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