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Patent Counsel-oncology

Company name

Eli Lilly and Company

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Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Indianapolis, IN

Date Last Verified

Feb 13,2018

Posted on

Feb 07,2018
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Oncology
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Patent Counsel - Oncology The candidate will draft and prosecute pharmaceutical patent applications in all jurisdictions in accordance with business requirements, patent laws and policies and procedures. Will monitor, manage and assist in litigation and oppositions in all jurisdictions related to company 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 company 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. As needed, lead or participate in due diligence, licensing and inter partes matters.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree or higher in a scientific field with prior work experience, provides sufficient background for effective communication with scientists and management about scientific aspects of discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule products. Should have a J.D. degree from an accredited US institution. Must have 4+ years of post-JD experience as a patent attorney in a law firm or industry. Should 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; and no discipline issues on record. 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. Should preferably also have 3+ years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to small molecule and, optionally, biological (antibody and/or peptide) pharmaceutical products. Strong law school performance as evidenced by grades, accomplishments, and/or awards desired.

Application Deadline: 25 May, 2018.

Additional info

Ref. #: 38957BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Eli Lilly and Company
893 South Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46285

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