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Intellectual Property Counsel

Company name

10x Genomics

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Dec 11,2019

Valid Through

Mar 25,2020

Posted on

May 16,2019

Years of Experience

5-7 yrs required


Pleasanton, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biotechnology
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Intellectual Property Counsel
Responsibilities: Strategic contributor to the drafting, prosecution and maintenance of patents and trademarks. Provide hands-on direction and input to outside counsel, and to draft/review a wide variety of work product. Contribute to global patent strategy as needed over time with a focus on alignment of the patent portfolio with 10x’s business needs, priorities and resources. Identifying and navigating patent and trademark opportunities and risks worldwide for Genomics’ business, programs and operations. Strategic contributor to IP due diligence, technology assessments and FTO analyses in potential strategic transactions (including M&A, licensing and financing), as well as utilization of outside counsel in the same. Proactively counseling all levels of the organization on IP matters, ranging from broad strategic objectives to day-to-day collaboration with and input to 10x’s research and development groups and teams. Collaborating with in-house and outside counsel on IP-related proceedings, challenges, disputes and litigation.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree and member of patent Bar. 5-7 years’ experience in life sciences, biotechnology or closely related patent areas, preferably with some in-house experience. Skilled at integrating legal advice with business acumen and sound judgment. Able to serve as a strong business partner, collaborator and project manager. Excellent writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to strategically educate and support fellow employees. Self-directed and proactive, comfortable executing on multiple projects independently and in collaboration with others. Skilled at managing outside counsel.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
10x Genomics
7068 Koll Center Parkway
Suite 401
Pleasanton, CA 94566