Overview: Applied Molecular Transport is seeking a Head of Intellectual Property. Working closely with the management team, this individual will lead the Company’s intellectual property (IP) efforts and strategy, including assessing the commercial and strategic value of the IP portfolio, identifying and capturing opportunities, and mitigating risks.
Company: Applied Molecular Therapeutics is committed to developing novel, oral biological therapeutics to treat severe autoimmune, metabolic and inflammatory diseases. To achieve this, the company is leveraging its propriety technology platform to create oral therapeutics that harness naturally occurring transport and targeting mechanisms to cross the protective barrier of the intestinal epithelium (IE). Once across the IE, the therapeutics gain privileged access to the immune system, creating the potential for therapeutics payloads to act directly at the point of origin of immune dysregulation and restore immune homeostasis. .
Experience: 12+ years minimum patent-related experience, including biopharmaceutical in-house experience as well as law firm. J.D, and graduate degree (PhD preferred) in the life sciences. Experience in patent preparation and prosecution in pharmaceutical / life science arts, with a strong emphasis in cell biology.
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Bar: Licensed in good standing to practice law in at least one state and one federal jurisdiction within the United States.USPTO certification required.
Internal Number: 111350
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