Senior Counsel – Patent – Biosimilar/Innovator Biologics
The candidate will be handling all aspects of intellectual property, especially in identification of relevant patents, conducting searches for prior art, analyzing third party patents, developing persuasive legal arguments, drafting opinions, working with experts, and performing other pre-litigation activities. Developing and implementing global freedom-to-operate strategies for Amgen products in collaboration with other in-house attorneys. Drafting and prosecuting patent applications and providing patent litigation support. Developing and counseling others on intellectual property strategies associated with Amgen’s business and research endeavors. Working individually, in legal teams, and in cross-functional business teams. 10% domestic and global travel anticipated. Must have J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and 4 years of experience practicing intellectual property law. Should have registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Should preferably have 7+ years of experience practicing patent or intellectual property law. Experience in U.S. and/or foreign intellectual property law relating to biotechnology at a law firm or biotechnology/pharmaceutical corporation preferred. Experience in U.S. and/or foreign adversarial proceedings (such as patent litigation, Inter Partes Reviews, Post Grant Reviews, or oppositions), including experience developing and implementing a global freedom-to-operate strategy desired. Undergraduate degree in the sciences and a working understanding of molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, structural biology, pharmaceutics, or chemical engineering. Preferably, an advanced degree, such as a Master’s or Ph.D., or research experience in one of these areas preferred.