Corporate Counsel, IP

01752, Marlborough
Nov 08, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Strategic management and development of worldwide patent portfolio.

Reporting to the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, the Corporate Counsel, IP will:
•Help to manage and develop worldwide patent portfolio for all of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co.’s North American subsidiary companies, including Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Tolero Pharmaceuticals and Boston Biomedical, through in-house drafting of patent applications and responses to worldwide PTO correspondence and efficient management of outside counsel.
• Work closely with R&D teams to identify and protect new intellectual property, and counsel and educate scientists and product development teams on intellectual property matters.
• Reviewing abstracts, manuscripts, posters and other information intended for public disclosure for possible IP concerns.
• Review and analyze third party intellectual property to ensure patentability and freedom to operate, identify any potential issues and advise project teams.
• Support business development activities with active participation on global due diligence teams.
• Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders, and internal and external counsel to proactively support products and business goals.
• Manage trademark portfolio.
• Review and negotiate IP provisions in R&D and various other contracts.

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