Patent Coordinator

Legal · Monrovia, California
Department Legal
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Xencor is an innovative, clinical-stage biotechnology company located in the Los Angeles area (near Pasadena) and in San Diego. We use our pioneering XmAb® technology to discover and develop better biotherapeutics – antibodies and other proteins with improved function – with the goal of improving patient outcomes and quality of life, and we have an excellent opportunity for  a Patent Coordinator to join our team.

 

Our protein engineering capabilities and the modular nature of our technology allow us to quickly identify and create new platforms and drug candidates for potential development. We are developing a broad portfolio enabled by the rapid expansion of our bispecific technologies, and nine XmAb bispecific antibodies and cytokines are in clinical testing. We also leverage our many XmAb technologies by engaging in multiple collaborations with leading global biopharmaceutical companies, including Novartis, Amgen, and Genentech, among others. Including our partners, over a dozen XmAb drug candidates are advancing through clinical development, and the first antibody that incorporates an XmAb technology has been approved for commercial marketing worldwide.

Our employees are the most important factor in our success and we have assembled a highly talented group from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to execute our business plan and shape our future. Xencor employees value new ideas and flexibility and demand from each other scientific rigor, a passion for innovation, and a willingness to take risks.

 

The Xencor Legal team is seeking a Patent Coordinator to contribute to efforts in managing, protecting, and expanding Xencor’s intellectual property. The successful candidate will be a key player in insuring intellectual property protection of our diverse collection of engineered protein and antibody variants.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Communicating with various scientific groups including in particular the protein engineering group to identify and understand key intellectual property
  • Working with the Sr. Patent Agent, the General Counsel, and outside legal counsel to assist in the preparation of provisional and utility patent applications
  • Providing intellectual property related analysis on issues such as freedom to operate
  • Perform diligence and identify potential research opportunities on new targets/ideas through strategic literature and patent database searches
  • Provide competitive intelligence by monitoring patent filing activities and publications/abstracts of competitors
  • Docketing and managing critical actions

 

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Degree in biological science (B.Sc.) with highly relevant work experience in the biotechnology industry
  • Experience with concepts related to antibodies is highly desired

 

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this position.

 

The physical demands of the office are normally association with extended amounts of time sitting and using office equipment, including a computer, keyboard, and mouse, which can cause muscle strain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. Periodic light lifting of supplies and materials may apply. Ability to Adjust, lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Operating machinery and/or power tools

We strive to create an environment that will challenge, motivate, and reward our employees for meeting the changing demands of creating breakthrough therapeutics. Xencor has a highly collaborative structure that integrates co-workers with different skill sets into teams for product and technology development.  With an emphasis on attaining the best and most highly qualified candidates in their respective fields, we offer a competitive salary & benefits package. Please submit a cover letter & resume.  For further information about Xencor, please visit our website at www.xencor.com   EOE

 

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  • Location
    Monrovia, California
  • Department
    Legal
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level