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Chief US Patent Counsel

Location: Independence
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Chief US Patent Counsel Job Description: Contribute to outstanding innovation + Make braver choices Chief US Patent Counsel Location: Parsippany As a privately-owned, specialty healthcare company, Ferring focuses on developing life-changing innovations that help people live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale while remaining agile and true to our people first philosophy. Built on a 70-year commitment to science and research, Ferring is relentless in pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the worlds oldest enemy: disease. Summary: - Lead the US IP function by identifying and addressing IP risks and providing leadership in a collaborative, success-oriented approach. - Work with VP, Global Intellectual Property in developing Ferring Global IP team, organization and activities. - Ensure IP of Ferring entity is protected, maintained, owned and enforced. - Ensure Ferrings respect for third party rights. - Support in- and out-licensing. - Advise and train business stakeholders on IP patent portfolio management and drug product lifecycle management. Responsibilities: - Lead the US IP team toward an IP compliant mind-set and service delivery to ensure IP standards are upheld and that risks are mitigated. - Align the US team with the rest of the global IP team. Provide critical advice to Ferring (Global and Local) leadership on IP matters. Foster collaborative spirit. Reflect on Ferrings IP policies and process and work in continuously improving policies, processes in order to achieve operational excellence. Participate in themanagement of the global IP team and activity in all matters (IP, HR, task allocation, budget, etc.). - Manage US budget for cases under own responsibility and reports responsibility. - Development of IP Specialists to ensure their career development. Train and educate them on broader IP issues and the interface with business and ensure alignment with global IP expectations. Organize and lead the US IP team in a manner that fosters a team mind-set of: - Continuous improvement in functional skills and personal development - An emphasis on excellence, as benchmarked against world-class standards - Team focus - Business success Responsible for patent portfolios and their management, worldwide, including: - Patentability and validity assessments - Drafting and worldwide patent prosecution in the areas of responsibility Support of BD team including: - IP due diligence - In- and out-licensing - Support of R & D, Marketing & Commercial, and Regulatory functions. Provide IP training where needed. - Ensure Freedom-to-Operate for product under responsibility. - Oppositions before the European Patent Office and IPRs before the US Patent and Trademark Office. - Patent litigation. - Legal IP advices on agreements (work contracts, service, research, supply, licensing, joint-venture; including frontline negotiations for the right candidate) and IP licenses negotiations. Requirements: - Bar admitted (USPTO and at least in one US state) local department management responsibility. - Masters degree or Ph. D in engineering, in chemistry or biology. - Languages fluent English. Secondary language in French, Danish, Spanish or German appreciated. - Minimum10 years, preferably more of experience in patents, mainly in the pharmaceutical industry. - Experience in multinational and multicultural environment. - Experience in managing Patent Lawyers. - Experience in patent litigations in the pharmaceutical industry. - Experience in supporting Business Development activity. - Experience in supporting Commercial activities. Join our team and youll become part of a close-knit family one in which youll be listened to and your contributions valued. Surrounded by like-minded people, youll have the support to achieve more. So if you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, welcome to the team. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Location: Parsippany

Keywords: FERRING PHARMACEUTICALS INC., Independence , Chief US Patent Counsel, Other , Independence, Missouri

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