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Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property (Virology Therapeutic Area Lead Emerging Viruses

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Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, CA
Start date
Jun 21, 2024

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Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property (Virology Therapeutic Area Lead Emerging Viruses
United States - Arizona - Phoenix

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

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Job Description

Job Description
Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.

Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property (Virology Therapeutic Area Lead - Emerging Viruses)

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis, and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

As AGC, Intellectual Property, and the Virology Therapeutic Area Lead - Emerging Viruses for Gilead's patent prosecution team you will serve as the primary point of contact for patent issues relating to emerging viruses programs, including HBV and HDV. You will coordinate and oversee patent prosecution activities related to research and development programs within the virology therapeutic area in support of these programs. This work requires close coordination and communication with other members of the patent product attorney team supporting emerging virus programs. You will also directly manage a patent prosecution docket of your own. As a product attorney, you will be a member of Gilead's cross-functional research teams, working collaboratively with preclinical and clinical scientific teams to advance research and clinical candidates, exemplifying Gilead's Core Values and Leadership Commitments.

Specific Responsibilities and Skills

The successful candidate will work on a range of intellectual property issues in a fast-paced, established pharmaceutical company. The successful candidate will demonstrate Gilead's Core Values and Leadership Commitments through their experience in proactively identifying issues impacting business functions and by their work with legal teams and business units to devise solutions. Experience working in a highly collaborative and dynamic teamwork environment, providing clear, concise and actionable advice to Research and Business is essential. This individual is expected to work independently, demonstrate initiative, sound judgment and a service-oriented focus. They are also expected to share their expertise in pharmaceutical patent strategy with other legal colleagues and to contribute effectively to Legal and cross functional projects. They will be a part of the product attorney group and will report to the manager of the patent prosecution team.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and develop patent portfolios to protect Gilead's product pipeline with a focus on emerging virus, HBV, and HDV programs.
  • Work with members of the patent product attorney team to support the business objectives of programs within the virology therapeutic area.
  • Develop worldwide patent prosecution strategies that protect Gilead's inventions and provide actionable advice to business partners.
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications (US and foreign patent offices).
  • Conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses.
  • Counsel research and management colleagues regarding patent strategy, risks and issues.
  • 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 regarding Gilead's research programs for potential IP issues.
  • Support IP due diligence efforts for corporate development activities, including licensing and acquisitions, on an as-needed basis.
  • Manage outside counsel on patent prosecution matters.
  • Address IP issues of regulatory matters relating to exclusivity.
  • Manage attorneys in the patent prosecution group.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related sciences; advanced degree is a plus.
  • Admission to practice before the USPTO.
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admission before a State bar.
  • Fully admitted to practice applicable laws in the jurisdiction of residence and responsibility.
  • Advanced experience in drafting patent applications, worldwide patent prosecution, and coordinating patent strategy with outside counsel and foreign associates
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills to deliver clear and concise communications.
  • 12+ years of industry or law firm experience, with a focus on pharmaceutical patent prosecution experience.
  • 3+ years of experience as corporate in-house counsel specializing in patent law.


Gilead Core Values:

  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)


The salary range for this position is: $249,645.00 - $323,070.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

For additional benefits information, visit:

https://www.gilead.com/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing

* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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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 ApplicantAccommodations@gilead.com for assistance.

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Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.
 

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