Senior Patent Counsel
Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Johnson & Johnson
The Johnson & Johnson Law Department is recruiting for a Senior Patent Counsel to be located at the Janssen Research & Development campus in Spring House, PA.
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The position reports to a Senior Patent Counsel - Patents. As a Senior Patent Counsel, you will:
Primarily support the pharmaceutical sector of Johnson & Johnson, and more specifically, the Immunology and Janssen Biotherapeutics businesses of the Janssen operating companies.
Provide a full range of patent support functions, including patent preparation and prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis, rendering opinions, managing outside counsel, drafting and negotiating license and research collaboration agreements, due diligence support for business development and client counseling.
Regularly make presentations and interact with the business regarding patent and intellectual property related contractual matters.
A minimum of an undergraduate degree in a pharmaceutical related science is required; an advanced degree is strongly preferred.
A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, admitted to the USPTO and licensed to practice in at least one state or the District of Columbia is required.
A minimum of five 5 years of law firm or corporate law department experience is required.
Ability to articulate and positively engage clients and internal partners is required.
Capability to give well organized, thoughtful presentations to upper management is required.
A demonstrated competency in the field of pharmaceutical drug discovery, development, and commercialization is preferred.
The primary emphasis will be on large molecule technologies and strong competency with legal matters associated with the research, development, commercialization, and litigation relating to biologics is strongly preferred.
Experience in rendering patentability and non-infringement opinions is required.
Substantial experience drafting and prosecuting pharmaceutical-related patent applications is preferred.
Experience in due diligence activities, license/agreement drafting and negotiation is preferred.
Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time to domestic and international destinations is required.
Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.