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Senior Counsel IP

応募後で応募 求人ID R0019844 掲載日 04/23/2021 Location:Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

The Sr. Counsel IP will be an experienced patent attorney responsible for various internal and partnered large molecule biologics projects.  The Sr. Counsel IP will advise on a wide range of IP matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, worldwide portfolio management, global IP strategy, patentability, and freedom-to-operate analyses.  The position will report directly to the IP Therapeutic Area Head for Oncology.                               


  • Represent IP by establishing rapport and positive working relationships with project/program teams by acting as their advisor on a variety of IP related issues including publication reviews, IP agreement negotiation and support, and other IP issues that arise in usual course of business
  • Develop and implement strategies to protect the Company’s intellectual property assets (including research findings, development candidates and other related subject matter)
  • Prepare and prosecute worldwide patent applications and conduct patentability and freedom to operate assessments for discovery, development, and commercial related activities
  • Participate or assist with IP due diligence and IP agreement review/negotiation for Takeda’s investment, M&A, and partnering activities
  • Directly and/or indirectly manage legal resources to complete projects in a timely and high-quality manner
  • Contribute to the development of consistent policies/procedures for IP Therapeutic Area, Regional or Global Functional Groups
  • Identify training needs within the organization and assist in the development and presentation of training materials on relevant IP laws and related business issues
  • Develop and continually expands a thorough understanding of the Company’s current and planned business activities, products, competitors, and markets and keep abreast of developing legal trends, laws, and regulations


  • Experience in handling complex biologics IP matters including therapeutic biological molecules (e.g., antibodies, fusion proteins, peptides and nucleic acids), biologic platform activities (e.g., antibody discovery and optimization, antibody formats/reformatting), and biologics CMC activities
  • 6-10 years of experience practicing intellectual property law (law firm and/or in-house), preferably 3 years of in-house experience
  • Mature and professional demeanor with a high degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, ability to communicate complex issues clearly and succinctly
  • Sound judgment and decision-making abilities
  • Strong organizational skills, including careful attention to detail and ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments and maintain strict deadlines through effective time management
  • Experience or familiarity with oncology, GI or neuroscience fields would be a plus
  • Experience in IPRs and/or opposition proceedings would be a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related scientific degree.
  • Ph.D. in biology or related science field preferred.
  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Registration before a state bar
  • Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel will be required.
  • Requires approximately 10% travel.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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