FibroGen, Inc. (“FibroGen”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for an Intellectual Property Counsel / Senior Intellectual Property Counsel (“IP Counsel”) position, to be located in San Francisco, California. Interested candidates, please respond to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this search or directly to FibroGenIP@MLAGlobal.com. Please do not contact FibroGen directly; all resumes sent to FibroGen will be routed to MLA for handling and may cause delays.
Company Overview: FibroGen, lnc. is a leading public biotechnology company with multiple products in late stage clinical development, under NDA review, and in early commercial stage. We work at the intersection of pioneering science and patient need. Our research and development teams seek to identify and develop innovative drugs with the greatest promise of becoming first-in-class medicines for the treatment of chronic and life-threatening conditions such as anemia, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and pancreatic cancer. Our product candidates leverage the body’s natural pathways, providing us with the scientific insight to investigate their potential across multiple diseases.
Position Overview: FibroGen seeks a seasoned IP attorney with significant patent litigation experience. S/he will join FibroGen’s IP Legal team, and primary responsibilities will include management of FibroGen’s patent litigation matters (both assertions and defense in both court actions and administrative patent proceedings such as IPRs, oppositions, etc.), including managing outside counsel. The position will also require/may also include involvement in development and implementation of high-level patent prosecution and strategy, and patent portfolio management.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Relos: Yes – this is a national search, but locals are preferred.
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with level of experience. FibroGen is committed to recognizing individual achievements and contributions through career advancement. We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, including stock options.
Experience: This role will require 8-10 years of experience as a patent litigation attorney, with exposure to both court actions and post-grant administrative proceedings. Some familiarity with patent prosecution is desired. Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is required. A mix of law firm and in-house experience is ideal, but law firm only is ok. A life sciences degree is preferred.
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