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Senior Counsel - Patent - Biotechnology

Company: Amgen
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Career CategoryLaw/LegalJob DescriptionHOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission"to serve patients"drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together"researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.Senior Counsel - Patent - BiotechnologyThis role can be based at the research site in South San Francisco, California, or at the corporate headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California.LiveWhat you will doLet's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will develop, implement, and execute a global intellectual property strategy for Amgen's therapeutic products and product candidates (e.g., antibodies, dual targeting molecules, immunotherapeutics, or cell-based therapies), including formulations, process development, and manufacturing methods relating to Amgen's pipeline and in-line products.Responsibilitieswill include:Working with Amgen scientists to identify patentable subject matterDrafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications worldwideConducting prior art searchesAnalyzing patents and preparing freedom-to-operate opinionsConducting due diligence in support of licensing activitiesDrafting and negotiating research agreementsAnalyzing trademark and copyright issuesProviding legal advice and counsel to R&D and Business personnel on a variety of IP related mattersAssisting with litigation-related matters and challenging/defending patents in PTAB, opposition, and other forumsThe Senior Counsel will work individually, in legal teams, and in cross-functional research and business teams across various geographies.WinWhat we expect of youWe are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is an attorney with these qualifications.Basic Qualifications:J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and four (4) years of experience practicing intellectual property lawAndRegistered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.Preferred Qualifications:Ten (10) or more years of experience practicing patent or intellectual property lawExperience in all aspects of U.S. and foreign intellectual property law relating to biotechnology at a law firm or biotechnology/pharmaceutical corporationAn advanced degree such as a master's degree or Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, or structural biologyExcellent analytic, legal drafting and oral and written communication skillsStrong management and leadership skills as well as a strong client service focus and the ability to work independently and in teams; ability to work efficiently, to prioritize workflow, to meet demanding deadlines, and to manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environmentExperience in U.S. and/or foreign adversarial proceedings (such as patent litigation, Inter Partes Reviews, Post Grant Reviews, or oppositions)ThriveWhat you can expect of usAs we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organizationDiverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and actGenerous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitsApply nowfor a career that defies imaginationIn our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join Equal Opportunity StatementAmgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.Full timeSDL2017

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