Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Litigation

10X Genomics

10X Genomics

Sales & Business Development
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 9, 2023

We are seeking an entrepreneurial, motivated and experienced senior attorney to join our dynamic intellectual property and litigation team. Reporting to the Vice President of Intellectual Property and Litigation, you will play an integral role in developing, implementing, and managing 10x’s worldwide intellectual property and litigation strategy, including enforcement of the company’s patents, to achieve key business goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop patent litigation and pre-litigation strategies, including infringement, validity, claim construction, enforceability, and freedom-to-operate analysis

  • Work closely with outside counsel and the in-house legal team to formulate case strategy, draft pleadings and briefs, and manage discovery (including e-discovery)

  • Hands-on involvement in interviewing witnesses and preparing them for depositions and trial, and attend key hearings and depositions

  • Perform intellectual property landscaping and freedom to operate analyses in a broad range of scientific and technological areas, with emphasis on life sciences

  • Partner closely with 10x’s business team to develop intellectual property strategies that support the company’s commercial and research & development efforts

  • Perform intellectual property assessments and diligence for key transactions including partnerships and M&A

Minimum Requirements:

  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction

  • Advanced degree in a life science related discipline, such as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, genetics, or equivalent, is required, Ph.D. preferred

  • 10+ years of experience relating to intellectual property litigation and strategy, preferably relating to the life sciences industry

  • Trial experience in U.S. intellectual property cases, including in U.S. district court and the International Trade Commission

  • Experience in USPTO inter partes reviews and European opposition proceedings

  • Skilled at managing outside counsel in complex, multijurisdictional litigation

  • 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, comfortable executing on multiple projects independently and in collaboration with others


Below is the base pay range for this full time position. The actual base pay will depend on several factors unique to each candidate, including one’s skills, qualifications, and experience. At 10x, base pay is also just one component of the Company’s total compensation package. This role is also eligible for 10x’s equity grants, its comprehensive health and retirement benefit programs, and its annual bonus program or sales incentive program. Your 10x recruiter can share more about the Company’s total compensation package during the hiring process.

Pay Range
$288,000$352,000 USD

About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.