American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Patent Agent

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IDEAYA Biosciences Inc
South San Francisco, California, United States (on-site)
20 days ago


Position Summary:
IDEAYA Biosciences is seeking a Patent Agent to report to the Vice President of Intellectual Property. The Patent Agent will support the Company’s intellectual property function, working closely with the Vice President of Intellectual Property to protect the Company’s small molecule product candidates. The ideal candidate will enjoy working collaboratively with inventors across various departments and the legal team.  

What you'll do:

      • Patent drafting and prosecution in the U.S. and Foreign jurisdictions
      • Independently prepare and prosecute patent applications focusing on small molecules with minimal supervision
      • Identify patentable inventions through regular interactions with project teams, determine inventorship, and obtain information to support patent drafting and prosecution
      • Identify a range of complex risks (e.g., patentability, infringement) and communicate those risks to internal stakeholders for discussion and resolution
      • Analyze patents, scientific journal papers and documents
      • Assist in updating and/or maintaining best practice guidelines for patent application drafting and patent prosecution
      • Participate in IP diligence and provide other IP support for business development opportunities
      • Manage outside IP counsel in the prosecution of patent applications


  • USPTO Registration
  • PhD in chemistry or related pharmaceutical field preferred with 3+ years of pharmaceutical patent preparation and prosecution experience, or a Master’s degree in chemistry or related pharmaceutical field preferred with 5+ years of pharmaceutical patent preparation and prosecution experience
  • Must have in-dept technical knowledge in organic chemistry
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively and cooperatively in a fast-paced start up environment and to respond in a timely and effective manner as warranted by circumstances
  • Can self-direct, manage and motivate. Takes personal ownership and responsibility for driving results and achieving milestones
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Job Information

  • Job ID: 71475415
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    South San Francisco, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: IDEAYA Biosciences Inc
  • Position Title: Patent Agent
  • Industry: Biotech
  • Practice Area: Patent Prosecution
  • Type of Practice: Corporate
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $153,603.00 - $184,742.00 (Yearly Salary)

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