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Ip Counsel

Company name

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Aug 03, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 16, 2020

Posted on

Feb 20, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Boston, MA, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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IP Counsel
The candidate will develop and implement strategies to protect the Company’s intellectual property assets (including commercial products, development candidates, research findings and other related subject matter). Represent IP on a Global Product and Global Brand Team. Comprise and lead the IP strategy for Global Product Teams and Global Brand Teams by translating strategic decisions into operational plans consistent with IP Therapeutic Area strategy. Establishes rapport and positive working relationships with Global Product Teams (GPT), Global Brand Teams (GBT), and related sub-team members and act as their advisor on a variety of IP related issues including publication reviews, IP agreement support, and other IP issues that arise in the GPT, GBT or other sub-team activities. Build consensus across global IP regions/functions for GPT, GBT, and/or other Global Function activities. Oversee preparation and prosecution worldwide patent applications and conducts patentability and freedom to operate assessments for Discovery, Development and Commercial related activities. Conduct/oversee and provide strategic guidance in IP due diligence for investment, partnering and licensing activities. Direct IPRs, opposition proceedings, and other patent office proceedings. Provide support and strategic directions to IP litigation. Gain a thorough understanding of the Company’s current and planned business activities, products, competitors, and markets in order to identify relevant legal trends, laws and regulations. Lead contract negotiations for IP provisions with outside parties (corporations, academia, research institutes, etc.) related to Discovery, Development and Commercial Program activities. Manage legal resources internally, directly and/or indirectly, and externally to complete projects in a timely and high quality manner. Supervise one or more direct report(s) and/or one or more other global IP members. Identify training needs within the organization and develop and present training materials on relevant IP laws and related business issues.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have expertise in managing matters related to commercialized biologic and small molecule products. Should have 8+ years of experience practicing intellectual property law (law firm and/or in-house), including preferably 4+ years of in-house experience. Should have strong communication and presentation skills, ability to communicate complex issues clearly and succinctly. Strong organizational skills, including careful attention to detail and ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments and maintain strict deadlines through effective time management. Should have Juris Doctorate degree. Registration before a state bar. Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
One Takeda Parkway
Deerfield, IL 60015

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