Whole Biome is an early-stage, venture-backed biotech located in San Francisco. We are a small team of scientists, engineers and physicians interested in improving human health by using the latest research from diverse fields, such as, microbiology, molecular biology, high-throughput genomics, distributed computing, pharmaceutical development and nutrition sciences.
We are currently seeking a Patent Agent to join Whole Biome. As a Patent Agent you will be responsible for all aspects of company's patent practice, including assisting in evaluating invention disclosures, drafting patent specifications and claims, preparing and prosecuting applications and working on proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Work with creative and inventive people at Whole Biome, whether in R&D, marketing, or any other function, to identify and refine patentable inventions and file strong new patent applications at an aggressive pace. Provide guidance and input on data generation to further enable and strengthen patent claims.
Implement winning strategies to ensure broad coverage and issuance of claims.
Prosecute and manage the full docket of patent applications with USPTO and with foreign patent offices, while working in close coordination with external IP counsel.
Oversee and evaluate freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses.
Analyze competitive threats on a dynamic basis by performing periodic reviews of third party patents and patent applications. Provide summary digests to company management.
Educate and train scientists and company personnel on relevant IP matters.
Stay on top of company's rapidly moving scientific progress and continuously review draft publications, poster presentations, conference abstracts, etc. for potential patentable content.
REQUIREMENTS: This is a dynamic, start-up environment that requires an individual with adaptability, ingenuity, independent drive, and a passion for improving patient care.
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience as a Patent Agent at a law firm is required
Registered to practice before the USPTO
An advanced degree in biology, pharmacology, immunology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or similar fields
Team-oriented individual able to interact with individuals in different functions
Lab training in biological sciences would be highly preferred
Prior experience at a small-mid size biotechnology company is a plus
Whole Biome is developing novel classes of therapeutics and diagnostics that target the human microbiome to improve the lives of patients suffering from a variety of diseases. At Whole Biome, we employ cutting-edge technology in our R&D pipeline. We are passionate about building products that are best-in-class and we are looking for individuals who embody that same desire.
At Whole Biome, we understand that success means building great teams to solve challenging problems. We hire the best and brightest and give everyone the resources we need to succeed.
Benefits: - competitive salary and equity packages - health, dental, and vision - 401k with corporate matching - flexible schedules with a focus on work/life balance - unlimited vacation policy (we're all adults and professionals, not clockwatchers) - commuter benefits
Sweet Perks - casual culture (66% of founders usually wearing hoodies) - artisanal coffee - on-site gym - strong belief in work/life balance; we believe it, we encourage it, we live it - pick your own laptop - collaborative, team environment - off-site, team building adventures - walking distance to Caltrain, Muni - walking distance to bars and restaurants in Dogpatch
If you're someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment where autonomy and collaborative teams are equally valued, AND you are excited to dedicate your life to improving health, please get in touch with us! Email email@example.com with your resume and cover letter to begin the application process. Even if you don't see an opening that fits you, please send us your resume if you think your background and personality would be a great fit!