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AD Corporate Counsel IP

Company name

Boehringer Ingelheim

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Valid Through

Aug 29,2019

Posted on

May 16,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Ridgefield, CT, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biochemistry
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biology
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Molecular Biology
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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AD & Corporate Counsel – IP
Duties: Provides legal services to Clients, typically at the Director level and below. Level of counseling may include drafting of legal documents and provision of legal counsel regarding the risks associated with a given business objective. Should have experience in practicing law in intellectual property and patents with the objective of gaining more in depth knowledge of an additional legal area as well as insight into practicing law within a corporate setting. Typically partners with more senior legal counsel in meeting and providing advice where there is a greater legal risk and ambiguity. Will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to patients and customers. Identify patentable inventions through regular interactions with internal R&D project teams, colleagues in legal and collaborators, including evaluating inventions and generating and executing on corresponding patent protection strategies. Prepare, for review by more senior lawyer when appropriate, patent applications and prosecution with USPTO, freedom-to-operate analyses, and opinions, as well as review IP provisions in contracts, including research, collaboration and licensing agreements. Understanding of federal and state laws, regulations and policies relating to US patent law; ability to interpret and apply such laws, regulations and policies to inform business activities. Review proposed publications and presentations for potential impact on patent portfolio. Influence clients by identifying and communicating to clients risks associated with day-to-day operational business activities, including training clients on applicable legal issues relating to US patent law. Partner with clients to proactively apply legal and regulatory framework to business activity by identifying business goals and developing alternative solutions to assist in the achievement of successful outcomes. Negotiate on behalf of (and sometimes partnering with) client to achieve solutions consistent with business objectives. Confer with other in-house and outside counsel where appropriate. Manage (either directly or indirectly) administrative assistants and other personnel within department. Keep current with of evolving legal, regulatory and business issues within lawyer’s expertise and client’s business environment.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree from an accredited law school; 2+ years relevant legal experience; admission to 1+ State Bar. Experience preparing and prosecuting patents in the area of large molecule biopharmaceuticals. Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. B.S/M.S/Ph.D. or significant work experience in biology, immunology, biochemistry, or other life science related field. A demonstrated competency in the field of biotechnology patent law, including patent preparation and prosecution for large molecule biopharmaceuticals, in particular antibodies. Working knowledge of pharmaceutical chemistry is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills; demonstrates discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

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Hiring Coordinator
Boehringer Ingelheim
900 Ridgebury Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877

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