Position Scope and Key Responsibilities:
Doing now what patients need next...
Every day, our teams work to solve some of the hardest biomedical problems in the history of mankind, always with the goal of putting patients first.
Considered the founder of the industry, Genentech, now a member of the Roche Group, has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 40 years. Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.
Genentech is among the world’s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline; the Company currently has 35 medicines on the market and 46 molecules in its pipeline. In 2017, FORTUNE magazine named Genentech one of its “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 19th consecutive year and in 2016, DiversityInc named Genentech to its list of the “Top 50 Companies for Diversity.” In 2016, Genentech reported $18.9 billion in revenue.
Genentech became a member of the Roche Group in March of 2009. As part of their merger agreement, Roche and Genentech combined their pharmaceutical operations in the United States. Genentech’s South San Francisco campus now serves as the headquarters for Roche pharmaceutical operations in the United States.
We are seeking an exceptionally qualified attorney for the role of Vice President, Intellectual Property within the Genentech Legal Department in South San Francisco.
In this role, you will lead our in-house team of attorneys, patent agents, and other professionals to secure legal protection for the Company’s intellectual property assets through patents, and to a lesser extent, trademarks and copyrights. You will be accountable for developing and implementing innovative patenting strategies that anticipate changes in the law, the business, and the external environment; responsible for managing the Company’s substantial portfolio of patents and patent applications, including advising on in-licensing and out-licensing opportunities and patent litigation matters; assuring the delivery of timely, high-quality legal counsel and work product to Genentech Research Early Development Organization (gRED) and to other clients; responsible for providing legal counsel and recommendations to senior executives and other business leaders on complex intellectual property law issues; collaborating with leaders of other Roche legal functions on matters involving shared responsibility; and implementing best practices for developing talent and building capabilities within the intellectual property law practice group.
Additional responsibilities will include:
Who you are:
Ideal Experience and Education:
Strategic and Adaptive Intellectual Property Expert: In a high stakes and dynamic intellectual property environment, you will inspire confidence by:
Influential Communicator and Relationship Builder: Within a global, complex and matrixed company, you will achieve results by:
Courageous and Effective People Leader: In a competitive external market and supportive internal environment, you will continue to attract, develop and retain top IP talent by: