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ProfileSenior Intellectual Property Counsel – Prosecution / Biotechnology The candidate will develop, maintain, vet, and counsel on a portfolio of worldwide biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents and applications for a global conglomerate. Will instigate and develop patent portfolio processes bringing rigor, clarity and focus on high value IP assets. Assist in some enforcement activities such a claim charting. Assist in building and maintaining world-class IP analytics capabilities and tools. Grow, measure and track demonstrative IP value across a diverse set of assets. Maintain strong working relationships with key international IP law firms in all primary geographies. Support various patent monetization, IP licensing and investment programs. Support IP due diligence activities in conjunction with corporate M&A. Responsible for supporting legal arguments for IPRs, validity challenges as well as opposition proceedings. Work closely with corporate R&D functions to ensure that sufficient ideas and invention disclosures are generated and ultimately filed. Some trademark counseling. JD degree with membership in at least one state Bar is needed. Should have qualification as a European or US Patent Attorney, with 10+ years of pqe IP legal and patent prosecution experience; Prefer both in-house and law firm experience. Must have 5+ years of experience managing high value global patent portfolios, emphasis on Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals. Master's or Bachelor's of Science in a Physical Science and/or Life Science discipline, preference given to Masters of Science is needed. Diverse background including patent prosecution and support of successful patent enforcement actions through both licensing and litigation is essential. Experience growing, managing and claim charting a high quality patent portfolio is needed. Exceptional negotiation and communication skills is essential. Broad and deep legal expertise across multiple vertical segments is needed. Technical depth in one of more of the following disciplines: immunology, virology, proteomics, bioinformatics, small molecule pharm, monoclonal antibodies, recombinant microorganisms or histopathology is essential.
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