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Patent Counsel, Consumer Healthcare

Company name

Glaxosmithkline Inc

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Date Last Verified

Aug 02, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 15, 2020

Posted on

Aug 01, 2020

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required


Richmond, VA, United States

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Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Patent Counsel, Consumer Healthcare
Duties: Draft and prosecute patent applications, along with patent portfolio management and IP strategy covering potential OTC medicines, cosmetics, vitamins and supplements, personal care products, packaging and devices. Support R&D investments by identifying relevant third party intellectual property, evaluating risk, and implementing an appropriate strategy to mitigate this risk. Anticipate and proactively support the prevention and management of legal risks facing the company. Support the company in litigation efforts in support of the company’s position. Develop and recommend policies and practices on issues presenting potential legal risk. Draft and negotiate agreements with internal company and external parties. Conduct or coordinate research on legal issues. Work with or manage activities of external legal counsel on legal matters before the company. Review business, scientific, commercial, and sales/marketing documents/communications and advise on appropriate strategy/language to manage risk while maximizing business benefit. Perform due diligence on proposed business transactions. Liaise with other departments (e.g. Compliance, Audit and Assurance, Business Development etc.) in coordinating counsel to ensure the integration of the full range of considerations impacting legal recommendations. Educate client businesses on sound legal practices and new developments impacting the business. Participate in or lead special projects furthering development and embedding of best practices or expanded legal knowledge.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: U.S. Law Degree (JD Degree from an accredited law school) plus admitted to practice in front of the USPTO (USPTO bar admission) and admitted to at least one state bar with 2-5 years relevant experience in consumer healthcare, pharmaceutical, and/or consumer products patent practice, including drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications in local and foreign jurisdictions, due diligence, and business development support. Experience as a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examiner will also be considered. Preferred: Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, or related fields preferred. Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, and communication skills. Excellent writing skills. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and address issues beyond those raised. Excellent client management skills and the ability to deal confidently with the client and legal function colleagues.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Glaxosmithkline Inc
One Franklin Plaza
PO Box 7929
Philadelphia, PA

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