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Senior Counsel, Patent - Biotech Manufacturing The candidate will develop, implement and execute a global intellectual property strategy for process development organization which includes manufacturing relating to large molecules in biologics pipeline and in-line products. Areas of focus preferably relate to biologics manufacturing expertise including cell science, purification, analytics, fill finish, and automation processes related to our business. Will be working closely with scientists to identify patentable subject matter; drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide; conducting prior art searches; analyzing patents and preparing freedom-to-operate opinions; conducting due diligence in support of licensing activities; negotiating and drafting research agreements; analyzing trademark and copyright issues; providing legal advice and counsel to business personnel on a variety of IP related matters; assisting with litigation-related matters and challenging/defending patents in PTAB, opposition, and other forums. Will work individually and in legal teams and cross-functional Process Development and business teams.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have JD degree or LL.M. degree from an ABA accredited law school. Must have admission to practice law in a US jurisdiction and 4 years of experience practicing intellectual property law. Must be registered to practice before the USPTO. Should preferably have 10+ years of experience practicing patent or intellectual property law. Experience in all aspects of U.S. and foreign intellectual property law relating to biotechnology at a law firm or biotechnology/pharmaceutical corporation desired. Should have an advanced degree such as a Master's or Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, structural biology, chemical engineering, physical chemistry or biology an asset. Experience in identifying and filing patent applications related to biologics manufacturing technologies, including cell science, purification, analytics, fill finish, and automation a plus.
Job ID: R-32562
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