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Senior Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney

Location: Pleasanton, CA

 10x Genomics is building tools for scientific discovery that reveal and address the true complexities of biology and disease. Through a combination of novel microfluidics, chemistry and bioinformatics, our award-winning Chromium™ System is enabling researchers around the world to more fully understand the fundamentals of biology at unprecedented resolution and scale. Learn more at

Fueled by equal parts scientific vision and determined passion, we are delivering unprecedented innovation to short-read sequencing technologies and transforming how genomic information is accessed. You will feel the 10x difference the moment you enter our offices and labs. There’s a dynamic energy here, and we’re looking for the best of the best to be a part of it. We are seeking talented professionals excited to build new technology that advances scientific research while growing their career within a dynamic, supportive environment.

Senior Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Attend key hearings and depositions
  • Develop patent litigation and pre-litigation strategies, including infringement, validity, claim construction, enforceability, and freedom-to-operate analysis
  • Partner closely with 10x’s business team to develop intellectual property strategies that support the company’s commercial and research & development efforts


  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction
  • Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, such as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or equivalent, is preferred
  • 6-9+ years of experience practicing intellectual property litigation, preferably including cases relating to the life sciences
  • 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 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.



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Pleasanton, CA

10x Genomics
6230 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588-3260
+1 925 401 7300
+1 800 709 1208

San Francisco, CA

10x Genomics
160 Spear St.,
Suite 1130
San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 925 401 7300
+1 800 709 1208

Leiden, The Netherlands

10x Genomics B.V.
Crown Business Center Key Point II,
Schipholweg 103,
2316 XC Leiden,
The Netherlands

Stockholm, Sweden

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Part of 10x Genomics, Inc
Södra Fiskartorpsvägen 15C,
114 33 Stockholm,


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Science Park 2,
20 Science Park Road,
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Singapore 117674

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2421, Cloud 9 International Plaza,
No 1018 Changning Road,
Shanghai, 200042 China