Patent Agent
Molecular Biology
Posted on 11/9/2023
10x Genomics

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides tools for advanced cellular research and discovery
Company Overview
10x Genomics stands out as a leader in the biotechnology industry, with a focus on revealing the secrets of cellular biology to advance knowledge in fields such as oncology, immunology, and neuroscience. Their competitive edge lies in their proprietary single cell, spatial, and in situ tools, which have been cited in over 5,500 publications, demonstrating their significant contribution to scientific discovery. The company's commitment to product excellence, superior customer experience, and team development fosters a culture that encourages continuous learning and growth.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding





Pleasanton, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Pleasanton, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Legal & Compliance
Biology & Biotech
  • 3+ years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a law firm or in-house in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, or biotechnology
  • Admission to the United States Patent & Trademark Office Bar
  • Solid knowledge of global intellectual property laws & practices
  • Application and knowledge in any of the areas of life science tools, molecular biology assays, genomic analyses
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a biotech-related discipline, such as cell or molecular biology, genomics, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, chemistry, or cancer biology. Advanced degree preferred
  • Experienced in managing complex patent portfolios & strategies and developing commercially-relevant patent assets
  • Strong aptitude for learning and working with a range of technologies; and a willingness to learn and engage with 10X employees and outside counsel in multiple technology areas
  • Excellent writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to strategically educate and support fellow employees
  • Self-directed and proactive, and comfortable executing on multiple projects independently and in collaboration with others
  • Strategic contributor to the drafting, filing, prosecution, and maintenance of 10x’s worldwide patent portfolio
  • Provide hands-on direction and input to outside counsel, and to draft/review a wide variety of work products, including patent applications and office action responses
  • Contribute to global patent strategy with a focus on alignment of the patent portfolio with 10x’s business needs, priorities, and resources
  • Interact with R&D at all levels, including group leaders and team members, to identify patent-worthy inventions and secure patents on 10x innovations
  • Build strong, collaborative relationships with stakeholders across internal teams, including R&D, product management, marketing, and legal
  • Strategic contributor to IP due diligence, technology assessments, and FTO analyses in potential strategic transactions (including M&A, licensing, and financing)
  • Assist 10x counsel and outside counsel on IP-related proceedings, challenges, disputes, and litigation
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience managing outside counsel
  • Experience with NGS and other life science tools is a strong plus
  • Experience in adverse proceedings (e.g., litigation, USPTO proceedings, EPO oppositions)