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Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property Lead for Corporate Development at Kite Pharma

Kite Pharma


Mid Level

$243.000 - $314.000

27 Apr → 27 May


Job Description

Job Description

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Job Description


Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal – curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Please join us in this mission!


Kite, a Gilead Company, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient’s own immune system to selectively target and kill cancer cells.


We are seeking an Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, to join our growing team and serve as lead counsel for Corporate Development, including business development and alliance management. This individual will report directly to the Head of Intellectual Property with a preference for location in Santa Monica, CA. We will consider remote opportunities for the right candidate.


Responsibilities of theAssociate General Counsel, Intellectual Propertyinclude, but are not limited to:

  • Provide IP due diligence review and render legal opinions to support business development activities

  • Conduct and advise on patentability, freedom-to-operate, and IP portfolio

  • Draft, review, and negotiate agreement provisions relating to intellectual property

  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications to develop global patent strategy

  • Manage and advise licensed patent portfolio and external collaborations

  • Draft and review documents related to oppositions, observations, and other patent office proceedings

  • Review proposed publications and external disclosures

  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of assigned projects and IP case law

  • Collaborate with legal members, cross-functional teams, and outside counsel

  • Develop IP policy, procedure, and training on IP law and topics


Basic Qualifications:

  • A Juris Doctorate and admission before a State bar or fully qualified legal credentials in geography of operations

  • Registered before the USPTO

  • 12+ years of industry and/or law firm experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong client service orientation

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Able to identify issues and seek solutions to advance business priority

  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic fast-paced environment

  • Solid understanding of genetic, protein, antibody, and recombinant technologies; experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries preferred

  • Advanced degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Life Science, pharmaceutical or related sciences




The salary range for this position is: $242,590.00 - $313,940.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

For additional benefits information, visit:


  • Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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