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IP Counsel The candidate will lead the growth and management of internal patent preparation and prosecution capabilities, including developing procedures and best practices for other IP Group members. Develop strategies to protect the Companyâ€™s intellectual property assets (including commercial products, development candidates, research findings and other related subject matter). Implement and lead IP strategy for Asset Teams, and establish positive working relationships with these teams by acting as their advisor on a variety of IP related issues. Prepare and prosecute or oversee outside counsel in prosecuting worldwide patent applications, conduct patentability and freedom to operate assessments, and manage IP disputes. Lead IP due diligence, IP review and IP agreement negotiation support for business development activities working collaboratively with BD Counsel, external counsel and other business development colleagues. Develop and continually expands a thorough understanding of the Companyâ€™s current and planned business activities, products, competitors, and markets and keep abreast of developing legal trends, laws and regulations. Provide training to junior IP members; may have one or more direct reports.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have significant depth of experience in diverse aspects of patent law practice, high technical competency in the life sciences, and will be adept at serving as a trusted business advisor. Should have JD or equivalent and 10+ years of post-law school experience. Must be registered Patent Attorney. Prior management experience highly preferred. Should have IP practice experience ideally in both a law firm and a bio/pharmaceutical corporate setting. BS/MS/PhD in Biology, Neurology, Molecular/Cellular Biology, or an equivalent life science or Chemistry is required (advanced degree strongly preferred).
Requisition Number: 33367BR
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