Senior Counsel – Patent – Biosimilars
Posted: January 12, 2017
Reference ID: R-28028
Amgen is searching for a Senior Counsel - Patent - Biosimilars in our Intellectual Property and Litigation group. This role could be based on our main corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA, or our research park in South San Francisco, CA.
The Senior Counsel will develop, implement and execute a market access strategy for Amgen's biosimilar molecules, including freedom-to-operate analyses for drug substance, drug product, formulations, processes and labeled indications.
The Senior Counsel will work in all aspects of intellectual property, especially in identification of relevant patents, conducting searches for prior art, analyzing third party patents, developing persuasive legal arguments, drafting opinion, working with experts, and performing other pre-litigation activities.
Other responsibilities for the Senior Counsel could include related trademark and copyright matters, worldwide patent procurement, due diligence, and patent litigation support.
The Senior Counsel will work individually, in legal teams and in cross-functional business teams.
J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and four (4) years of experience practicing intellectual property law
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Experience in adversarial proceedings such as oppositions, IPRs, other post-grant proceedings, or litigation in the United States or other jurisdictions
10+ years of experience practicing patent or intellectual property law
Experience at a law firm or a biotechnology/pharmaceutical corporation
An advanced degree or research experience in molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, structural biology, pharmaceutics, chemical engineering or biology
Excellent judgement, analytical skills, legal drafting and oral and written communication skills
Strong management skills as well as a strong client service focus and the ability to work independently and in teams; ability to navigate through ambiguity, ability to work efficiently, to prioritize workflow, to meet demanding deadlines, and to manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.