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Patent Attorney II (Cambridge, MA)

  • By SANDOZ
  • Cambridge (United Kingdom)
  • Law / Notary / Tax
2018-09-11T00:41:55+0000

Job description

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE:
To perform, manage, direct and leverage designated patent and related intellectual property (IP) activities within the research and development (R&D) organization of Novartis

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Provide clear, informed and sophisticated counseling to Novartis R&D clients on opportunities to protect their inventions, create IP portfolios, advise on publication strategies and mitigate third party risks.

• Build and manage patent portfolios for Novartis R&D projects by identifying inventions and preparing, prosecuting, maintaining and defending patent filings for those, especially in technical areas related to biological targets, new biologic entities, platforms and technologies, as well as clinical developments.

• Render legal opinions with respect to patentability, validity, and freedom to operate, and formulate patent strategies for Novartis R&D clients that secure IP positions, Freedom-to-Operate (FTO), and enable IP defense(s).

• Apply deep expertise in national patent law and practice, including patent trends and case law developments, to devise patent strategies and advice.

• Understand other forms of protection relating to exclusivity, and applies as required.

• Maximize effective communication with colleagues and leadership in the legal and IP function as well as the R&D organization.

• Build and manage external relationships with outside counsel and collaborators, including substantial interactions within a multicultural global patent function.

• Conduct due diligence assessments and counsel based on these assessments, including freedom-to-operate (FTO), infringement and validity analyses, and risk evaluation and mitigation.

• Provide IP support for transactional projects, such as research collaborations and in-licensing opportunities, including advice on contract drafting and negotiation.

• Perform timely review of publication requests.

• Deliver work results on-time, on-target and within-budget.

• Continue professional development and contribute to development of IP colleagues.
Posting Title

Patent Attorney II (Cambridge, MA)

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Minimum requirements

EDUCATION:
• J.D. degree with admission to at least one state bar & registered to practice before US Patent Office
AND:
• Bachelor degree in biology or equivalent plus 1-2 years exposure to the drug discovery and development processes utilized at pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology companies; MS/ PhD, or equivalent, in molecular biology or a biomedical science is preferred

EXPERIENCE:
• 3+ years’ experience as a qualified patent attorney in a law firm or in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
• Strong scientific background in biological sciences; preferably including direct lab experience
• Expertise in local (US) and PCT law, filing process and prosecution practice; detailed understanding of counterpart EP law and other major global patent systems
• Strong customer-service experience & focus to build and sustain effective partnerships with key stakeholders and project teams
• Experience integrating global outlook and management of product lifecycle into decision-making process

SKILLS:
• Effective analytical, presentation and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team
• Well-developed research and critical thinking skills, and sound decision-making abilities, with attention to detail to produce consistently accurate work
• Strong organization and time management skills with flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness to successfully prioritize and manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
• Strong interpersonal skills (partnership, influence/persuasion, teamwork)
Job Type

Full Time
Country

USA
Work Location

Cambridge, MA
Functional Area

Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance
Division

NIBR
Business Unit

CAO - NIBR
Employment Type

Regular
Company/Legal Entity

NIBRI
EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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About SANDOZ

Sandoz, une division de Novartis, est un leader mondial parmi les fabricants de médicaments génériques. Sandoz (26400 collaborateurs répartis parmi 130 pays avec un CA de 9.6 milliards USD en 2014) met à disposition des patients et des professionnels de santé des médicaments de qualité dont les prix maitrisés facilitent l’accès aux soins et contribuent à l’optimisation des dépenses de santé. Sandoz France fonde son développement sur la confiance des patients, de ses clients, de ses partenaires et appuie son succès sur : une recherche permanente de l’innovation, tant pour ses produits (génériques et biosimilaires) que pour ses actions ; Un portefeuille large, qui inclut une offre croissante de biosimilaires et qui répond aux besoins essentiels de santé publique ; Le savoir-faire industriel du Groupe Novartis, et de plus de 40 partenaires français ; L’engagement d’équipes fières et responsables, réunies autour d’une vision commune et de valeurs partagées.

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