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Senior Patent Counsel

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Johnson & Johnson

New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
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Job Description

The Johnson & Johnson Law Department is recruiting for a Senior Patent Counsel to be based out of World Headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ. This position primarily supports the Neuroscience Therapeutic Area.

The responsibilities of this Senior Patent Counsel include

Representing and advising Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical businesses and R&D units in the areas of patent law and strategy

Patent preparation, patent prosecution, and counseling in the biotechnology area

Conducting third-party IP diligence

Providing oversight of contractual corporate relationships

Experience in contract drafting and negotiation is desired


A minimum of a law degree from an internationally or nationally recognized university is required along with active registration, in good standing, with a state bar and as a U.S. patent attorney.

Educational and/or work experience in the U.S. or with a U.S. based multinational corporation is preferred.

A minimum of 7 years of biotechnology patent experience at a law firm or in-house legal department of a corporation is required.

An advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in life sciences, with a focus in antibody, vaccine, and cell therapy technologies, is required

Prior experience in the biotechnology industry is preferred

The candidate must be fluent in both written and spoken English, be able to communicate effectively, and demonstrate the ability to counsel senior management.

A positive attitude, the ability to work independently and across business functions and cultures with teams across multiple time zones are required.

The ability to accommodate occasional travel is required.

Reference: 1152697080

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