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Sr Director Ip Counsel

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Date Last Verified

Oct 22,2018

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Jun 14,2018

Years of Experience

12-15 yrs required


Cambridge, MA
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biology
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Chemistry
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Molecular Biology
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Senior Director, IP Counsel The candidate will be interacting with and advising both business executives and scientists. Counseling senior Company business leaders, managing IP disputes, patent portfolio strategy and management, outside counsel budgets and performance, IP competitive intelligence, and due diligence in support of business transactions. Lead and develop strategies to protect the Company’s intellectual property assets (including commercial products, development candidates, research findings and other related subject matter). Implement and lead IP strategy for Asset Teams, and establish positive working relationships with these teams by acting as their advisor on a variety of IP related issues. Prepare and prosecute or oversee outside counsel in prosecuting worldwide patent applications, conduct patentability and freedom to operate assessments, and manage IP disputes. Lead IP due diligence, IP review and IP agreement negotiation support for Biogen’s business development activities working collaboratively with BD Counsel, external counsel and other business development colleagues. Develop and continually expands a thorough understanding of the Company’s current and planned business activities, products, competitors, and markets and keep abreast of developing legal trends, laws and regulations. Provide training to junior IP members; may have one or more direct reports.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have JD degree or equivalent and 12-15 years of post-law school experience. should be registered Patent Attorney. BS/MS/PhD in Biology, Neurology, Molecular/Cellular Biology, or an equivalent life science or Chemistry is required (advanced degree strongly preferred). Experience managing others in a law firm and/or a bio/pharmaceutical corporate setting is desired. IP practice experience ideally in both a law firm and a bio/pharmaceutical corporate setting is must.

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Hiring Coordinator
225 Binney Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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