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Vice President, Intellectual Property

We are seeking an exceptionally qualified attorney for the role of Vice President, Intellectual Property within the Genentech Legal Department in South San Francisco.

In this role, you will lead our in-house team of attorneys, patent agents, and other professionals to secure legal protection for the Company’s intellectual property assets through patents, and to a lesser extent, trademarks and copyrights. You will be accountable for developing and implementing innovative patenting strategies that anticipate changes in the law, the business, and the external environment; responsible for managing the Company’s substantial portfolio of patents and patent applications, including advising on in-licensing and out-licensing opportunities and patent litigation matters; assuring the delivery of timely, high-quality legal counsel and work product to Genentech Research Early Development Organization (gRED) and to other clients; responsible for providing legal counsel and recommendations to senior executives and other business leaders on complex intellectual property law issues; collaborating with leaders of other Roche legal functions on matters involving shared responsibility; and implementing best practices for developing talent and building capabilities within the intellectual property law practice group.