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Senior Counsel – Patent – Biosimilar/innovator Biologics

Company name

Amgen, Inc.

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 11, 2020

Valid Through

Dec 25, 2020

Posted on

Aug 01, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Thousand Oaks, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Litigation >> Intellectual Property - Litigation - Life Sciences >> Biology
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Senior Counsel – Patent – Biosimilar/Innovator Biologics
The candidate will develop, implement and execute a market access strategy for Amgen’s biosimilar and/or innovator molecules, including freedom-to-operate analyses for drug substance, drug product, formulations, processes, and methods of treatment. The Senior Counsel will work in 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. Other responsibilities for the Senior Counsel could include related worldwide patent procurement and patent litigation support. Other responsibilities for the Senior Counsel could also include developing and implementing global freedom-to-operate strategies for Amgen products in collaboration with other in-house attorneys. Will also be responsible for developing and counseling others on intellectual property strategies associated with Amgen’s business and research endeavors. Will work individually, in legal teams, and in cross-functional business teams. J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction; four (4) years of experience practicing intellectual property law; and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 7+ years of experience practicing patent or intellectual property law are required. Enthusiasm for joining a cutting-edge biosimilar practice group at a leading biotechnology company are required. Experience in U.S. and/or foreign intellectual property law relating to biotechnology at a law firm or biotechnology/pharmaceutical corporation are required. 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 are required. 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 are required. Excellent judgement, analytical skills, legal drafting and oral and written communication skills are required. Strong management and client counseling skills. Ability to work independently and in teams, navigate through ambiguity, work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet fast-paced deadlines, and manage multifaceted projects in a fast-paced environment are required.

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Ref: R-102466

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Amgen, Inc.
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-1799