Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (“Atara”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Senior Director, Intellectual Property (“Senior Director”) to be located in its South San Francisco, California headquarters. Interested candidates please submit your resume to AtaraBioSrIPDirector@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact Atara Biotherapeutics directly as all resumes will be routed to MLA for handling and may cause delays.
Position Overview: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. seeks an exceptional attorney who is passionate about saving lives. The Senior Director will develop, manage, and champion Atara’s comprehensive IP strategy by developing and maintaining Atara’s international patent portfolio; managing outside counsels’ patent preparation and prosecution efforts; working closely with the development and manufacturing teams to identify and harvest patents; developing efficient patent strategies and processes; monitoring competitor and invalidation activity; and managing the IP budget. Reporting to the Atara’s Vice-President for Legal Affairs, the successful candidate will have a background in life sciences and strong intellectual curiosity. This position will be an integral part of Atara’s collaborative and energetic legal team.
Atara (From Company website): We launched Atara Biotherapeutics in August 2012 to help patients with serious diseases and few therapeutic options combat cancer and other serious illnesses. Our research is based on groundbreaking discoveries regarding the ability to harness and augment the immune system to stem disease as well as the ability of activin, myostatin and other growth factors to change the course of disease progression. Our goal is to help patients such as Atara Ciechanover, our company’s namesake, who suffered from cancer before passing away in 2012. We aim to empower patients to fight their illnesses with better treatment options. Location: South San Francisco, CA Experience: 10+ years of IP experience in the life sciences field, with a strong understanding of the clinical drug life cycle, patent prosecution, and patent portfolio management. Life science degree and prior experience in a law firm, as well as working in-house in the pharmaceuticals industry, are highly preferred. Relos: Yes. This is a national search. Bar: JD and membership in good standing in at least one state bar. Registration with the USPTO is required.
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Experience: 10+ years of IP experience in the life sciences field, with a strong understanding of the clinical drug life cycle, patent prosecution, and patent portfolio management. Life science degree and prior experience in a law firm, as well as working in-house in the pharmaceuticals industry, are highly preferred.
Relos: Yes. This is a national search.
Bar: JD and membership in good standing in at least one state bar. Registration with the USPTO is required.
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