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ProfileAssociate Director/Director, Intellectual Property The candidate will work in collaboration with the scientific and clinical staff to build strong patent portfolios around key assets to ensure long-term competitive advantage. Responsibilities include to identify and evaluate new inventions, conduct prior art searches, manage new and existing patent portfolios, respond to administrative challenges instituted by third parties, including oppositions and inter partes reviews, and monitor competitive intellectual property. Will partner with program teams to manage all aspects of intellectual property for programs, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets world-wide. Supervises and directs outside patent counsel in patent preparation and prosecution and assessment of infringement claims. Designs and analyzes freedom-to-operate searches, evaluates issued patents, prepares or obtains analysis, and ensures that management is informed on aspects of intellectual property rights owned by other entities. Works with internal clients and in-house counsel on IP aspects of contracts and agreements, including IP-related business development licensing opportunities and transactional work. Reviews intellectual property aspects of technical manuscripts, posters, and other materials intended for publication. When appropriate, enforces the company's intellectual property rights through investigation of competitors' products and supports negotiation of favorable intellectual property licenses and litigation.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have J.D. degree and Bar admission in at least one state. Advanced degree in organic chemistry, Ph.D. Degree preferred. Must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Must have 3 years of law firm experience with emphasis on small molecule patent prosecution. Must have 2-3 years of in-house pharmaceutical company experience, including management of a complex IP portfolio and experience managing high volume intellectual property workflow. Knowledge of small molecule pharmaceutical patent strategy including 505(b)(1), 505(b)(2) and ANDA related proceedings strongly preferred. Must have possess significant experience in the development and protection of intellectual property of small molecule pharmaceutical assets. This position reports to the Director, Intellectual Property.
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