Legal & IP Law Summer Intern

Corcept Therapeutics
Menlo Park
Jan 20, 2023
Jan 29, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type

Corcept is engaged in the discovery and development of drugs that treat severe endocrine, metabolic, oncologic and neurological disorders by modulating the effects of the hormone cortisol. Since 2012, we have marketed Korlym for the treatment of patients suffering from Cushing's syndrome, a life–threatening orphan disorder caused by excess cortisol activity.

In addition to our commercial product, Korlym, we have discovered a portfolio of more than 1,000 proprietary selective cortisol modulators. Lead compounds are in Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials for the treatment of patients with Cushing's syndrome, advanced ovarian cancer, castration–resistant prostate cancer, weight gain caused by antipsychotic medications and non–alcoholic steatohepatitis ("NASH"). We are about to start a Phase 2 trial in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ("ALS").

In 2021, we generated revenue of $366 million and net income of $112 million.

Come spend your summer working with passionate colleagues and inspirational leaders, all while gaining world–class experience in one of the fast–growing biotech in the Bay Area.

We would like to have a first–year law student as a summer intern for the Legal and IP Law departments to co–host. This person will be given the opportunity to have a varied workload of Corporate Legal, Compliance and Intellectual Property projects.


  • Assist with contract review and policy updates
  • Assist with and participate in development of compliance training and monitoring efforts
  • Draft responses to USPTO office actions
  • Provide due diligence of competitor patent portfolios
  • Analyze claim scope of patents
  • Assist with scientific literature review
  • Develop SOPs for IP processes
  • Support trademark and copyright review

Preferred Skills, Qualifications and Technical Proficiencies:

  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in teams and independently

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • 1 st year law student with a scientific background and/or undergrad who has interest in healthcare law preferred

The pay range that the Company reasonably expects to pay for this position is $19–29/hr; the pay ultimately offered may vary based on legitimate considerations, including job–related knowledge, skills, experience, and education.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full–time basis.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.

Corcept appreciates the commitment and hard work of all our team members as we strive to discover and develop novel treatments for patients with serious unmet medical needs.

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Corcept is an Equal Opportunity Employer