Site Name: USA - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park, USA - Maryland - Rockville, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper ProvidencePosted Date: Feb 15 2022Are you energized by a role that drives efficiency in Patents and Intellectual property? If so, the Patent Counsel role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following Independently (with supervision and guidance from other attorneys in the department) build patent portfolios, or manage existing patent portfolios, related to cutting-edge pharmaceutical products, specifically small molecule pharmaceuticals. As a primary focus of the role - drafting and prosecuting patent applications, including responding to office actions in the US, working with patent colleagues in the UK, and working with local agents in non-U.S./non-European jurisdictions. Work with a large team of in-house US and European patent attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. Support of the larger R&D organization, including client counseling, invention spotting, freedom-to-operate analysis, due diligence analysis and reporting, and helping to identify non-patent legal or business risks. Exposure to and interaction with major areas of the business including commercial, sales, and marketing groups, business development, manufacturing and supply, and transactional groups. Support US and non-U.S. litigation, oppositions, IPRs, or other judicial and non-judicial proceedings around the world.Why you?Basic Qualifications:We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: US Law Degree (juris doctorate) from an accredited law school. 2+ years of focused practice drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in local and foreign jurisdictions. 2+ years experience as a US Patent and Trademark Office examiner will be considered. Undergraduate degree in a life science related field (eg chemistry, biochemistry, or related sciences), or comparable relevant work experience. Admitted to practice law in at least one US state. Admitted to practice in front of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO bar admission).Preferred Qualifications:If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Law firm or in-house patent department experience preferred. Experience drafting patent applications directed to small molecule therapeutics, processes, formulations and the like. Advanced degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related sciences. Ability to independently manage patent dockets and portfolios, including the ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities. Ability to communicate competently and confidently with R&D clients, business partners, and senior management. 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