Senior Director or Director of Intellectual Property
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Location: San Diego, California
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 162183
Overview: Altos Labs seeks an energetic and creative patent lawyer or patent agent to join its dynamic legal department that enables this highly collaborative organization to do great science and translate that science into novel therapeutics. There is one onsite position at each of Altos Labs’ three sites: Redwood City, California; San Diego, California; and Cambridge, United Kingdom. These positions report to the head of Global Intellectual Property.
Company: Altos Labs™ is a new biotechnology company based in the U.S. and the UK, dedicated to unraveling the deep biology of cellular rejuvenation programming. Launched in January 2022 with $3B fully committed Series A funding from renowned company builders and investors, Altos' mission is to restore cell health and resilience to reverse disease, injury, and the disabilities that can occur throughout life.
Experience: 7+ (Director) / 12+ (Sr. Director) years of experience as patent prosecutor (attorney or agent), preferably including law firm and in-house experience. Life science industry experience is required; pharma or tech industry experience is a plus. Advanced degree in biology, chemistry, computational or related sciences is strongly preferred. USPTO registration (for US positions) or qualification as a European Patent Attorney (for UK position) is required.
Location: Redwood City, CA (Bay Area); San Diego, CA; or Cambridge UK. Altos Labs has a hybrid working model but employees are required to live within commuting range of one of its three sites.
Relocation: Yes. This is a national search.
Bar: For US positions: If an attorney, must be a member of the California State Bar or otherwise qualified to practice law in California as registered in-house counsel.
Diversity at Altos: Diversity of perspectives is a priority at Altos Labs. Below is the company’s statement:
We believe that diverse perspectives are foundational to scientific innovation and inquiry.
We are building a company where exceptional scientists and industry leaders from around the world work side by side to advance a shared mission.
Our intentional focus is on Belonging, so that all employees know that they are valued for their unique perspectives.
At Altos, we are all accountable for sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.
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