Sr Counsel, Patent – Biotech Manufacturing

  • Company: Amgen
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Posted: January 12, 2017
  • Reference ID: R-32562
Amgen is searching for a Senior Counsel, Patent - Biotech Manufacturing in our Intellectual Property and Litigation group. The successful candidate will be based at our site in Cambridge, MA or at our main corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA.
The successful candidate will develop, implement and execute a global intellectual property strategy for Amgen's process development organization which includes manufacturing relating to large molecules in Amgen's biologics pipeline and in-line products. Areas of focus preferably relate to biologics manufacturing expertise including cell science, purification, analytics, fill finish, and automation processes related to our business.
Responsibilities will include working closely with Amgen scientists to identify patentable subject matter; drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide; conducting prior art searches; analyzing patents and preparing freedom-to-operate opinions; conducting due diligence in support of licensing activities; negotiating and drafting research agreements; analyzing trademark and copyright issues; providing legal advice and counsel to business personnel on a variety of IP related matters; assisting with litigation-related matters and challenging/defending patents in PTAB, opposition, and other forums.
The Senior Counsel will work individually and in legal teams and cross-functional Process Development and business teams.
Basic Qualifications:
J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and four years of experience practicing intellectual property law
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Preferred Qualifications:
Ten or more years of experience practicing patent or intellectual property law
Experience in all aspects of U.S. and foreign intellectual property law relating to biotechnology at a law firm or biotechnology/pharmaceutical corporation
An advanced degree such as a Master's or Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, structural biology, chemical engineering, physical chemistry or biology
Experience in identifying and filing patent applications related to biologics manufacturing technologies, including cell science, purification, analytics, fill finish, and automation
Excellent analytic, legal drafting and oral and written communication skills
Strong 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 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.

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