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Patent Counsel - BioMedicines The candidate will draft and prosecute pharmaceutical patent applications in all jurisdictions in accordance with business requirements, patent laws and policies and procedures. Monitor, manage and assist in litigation and oppositions in all jurisdictions related to the firm and third party patent portfolios. Analyze risks with appropriate consideration of business objectives and the environment, and develop sound tactical approaches to providing solutions that are prudent, ethical, landscape-aware, and law-informed as described above. Advise teams and management about exclusivity, freedom to operate, due diligence, contract, licensing, and litigation risks in a manner consistent with the law, ethics, and policies; communicate advice in a manner understandable to a lay person. Remain well versed in US and global laws, court precedents, and regulations pertinent to pharmaceutical products; apply knowledge appropriately in carrying out responsibilities. Prioritize and manage projects; contribute to the implementation of new policies and procedures; lead task-directed teams. Contribute to efficiency, collegiality, and collaboration. Bachelor’s degree or higher in a scientific field that together with prior work experience, provides sufficient background for effective communication with scientists and management about scientific aspects of discovery, development, and commercialization of antibody products is essential. Should have Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree from an accredited U.S. institution. Must have 4+ years of post-JD experience as a patent attorney in a law firm or industry. Must be presently admitted to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction and presently licensed to represent clients in patent matters before the USPTO; in good standing in each state and in the USPTO; no discipline issues on record. Must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position. Should preferably have 3+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a scientific position in drug discovery or development, or demonstrated significant experience with and knowledge of drug discovery and development, and/or with patent litigation relating to drugs. Application deadline: 25 May, 2018.
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