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ProfilePatent Attorney II, Biology The candidate will manage, direct and leverage designated patent and related intellectual property (IP) activities within the company. Partner, challenge and counsel company clients on opportunities to protect their inventions and mitigate third party risks. Identify, draft, file and prosecute patent applications for all inventions arising from company projects in technical area(s), e.g., technologies, biological targets, new biologic entities, secondary patents (e.g., additional indications, combinations). Formulate patent strategies for key company clients in technical area(s), e.g., the Disease Areas and Early Biology Platforms that secure target and technology Freedom-to-Operate (FTO), enable IP defense(s) and which could contribute to future product protection. Direct outside counsel prosecution and opinion services. Provide IP support to Strategic Alliances, including IP strategies leading to transaction opportunities, evaluation of in-licensing opportunities, negotiation support, and contract drafting during active transactions. Conduct patentability and freedom to operate assessments, e.g. target clearance/patent audits at appropriate stage gate consistent with company Patents guidelines; coordinate as needed with the corresponding Pharma attorney. Direct the company IP Search & Analytics team to provide integrated search support company Disease Areas and Biology Platforms. Maximize effective communication with company scientists and leadership. Conduct timely review of assigned external publication requests. Continue professional development and contribute to development of IP colleagues. B.A., B.Sc. (or equivalent) in biology or equivalent; J.D.; admission to at least one state bar; and registered to practice before United States Patent Office required. M.S., Ph.D. or equivalent in biomedical sciences preferred. 3-5 years of experience as a patent attorney in a law firm or in the research and development industry required. Strong scientific background in biological sciences; preferably including direct lab experience required. Expertise in local and PCT law, filing process and prosecution practice; detailed understanding of counterpart US or EP law and other major global patent systems required. Strong organization and time management skills with flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness to successfully prioritize and manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously required.
Job ID: 227288BR
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.
250 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139