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Senior Counsel

Company name

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

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Date Last Verified

Oct 14, 2020

Valid Through

Jan 27, 2021

Posted on

May 18, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Boston, MA, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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Senior Counsel
The candidate will represent IP in and establish rapport and positive working relationships with project/program teams by acting as their advisor on a variety of IP related issues including publication reviews, IP agreement negotiation and support, and other IP issues that arise in usual course of business. Develop and implement strategies to protect the Company’s intellectual property assets (including research findings, development candidates and other related subject matter). Prepare and prosecute worldwide patent applications and conduct patentability and freedom to operate assessments for discovery, development and commercial related activities. Participate or assist with IP due diligence and IP agreement review/negotiation for Company’s investment, M&A, and partnering activities. Directly and/or indirectly manage legal resources to complete projects in a timely and high quality manner. Contribute to the development of consistent policies/procedures for IP Therapeutic Area, Regional or Global Functional Groups. Identify training needs within the organization and assist in the development and presentation of training materials on relevant IP laws and related business issues. Develop and continually expands a thorough understanding of the Company’s current and planned business activities, products, competitors, and markets and keep abreast of developing legal trends, laws and regulations.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have experience in handling complex biologics IP matters including therapeutic biological molecules (e.g., antibodies, fusion proteins, peptides and nucleic acids), biologic platform activities (e.g., antibody discovery and optimization, antibody formats/reformatting), and biologics CMC activities. Should have 6+ years of experience practicing intellectual property law (law firm and/or in-house), preferably 3+ years of in-house experience. Should have strong communication and presentation skills, ability to communicate complex issues clearly and succinctly. Should have strong organizational skills, including careful attention to detail and ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments and maintain strict deadlines through effective time management. Experience or familiarity with oncology, GI or neuroscience fields would be a plus. Experience in handling IPRs, opposition proceedings and/or litigation would be a plus. Should have Degree in biology, biochemistry or related scientific degree. Should have Juris Doctorate degree. Registration before a state bar and Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is preferred.

Company info

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

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