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Senior Patent Counsel

My client, a growing pharmaceutical company based near New Brunswick, NJ is looking to hire a senior patent counsel to assist with the strategic side of generic patent prosecution and some litigation. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Manage patent matters, including developing patent strategy and business development.  
  • Assisting with the legal budget in patent areas, including outside counsel.
  • Analyze, advise on and implement patent challenges. 
  • Support other functional areas, and perform any other tasks/duties as assigned.
  • Support patent related due diligence in commercial transactions.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • J.D. Required 
  • Undergraduate, or advanced degree, in chemistry or a related discipline 
  • Minimum of 15 years of Business Development and IP experience in the biopharmaceutical/medical device industry preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years as lead attorney in the BD and/or IP functions preferred. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant pharmaceutical industry experience concentrating in patent law 
  • Successful candidate must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
  • Experience in intellectual property litigation, in particular Hatch Waxman litigation.
  • Sound knowledge of pharmaceutical regulatory pathways for approval, especially of generics.
  • Must have experience in the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the U.S. and ex-U.S.
  • Travel may be required.