Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property

01752, Marlborough
May 23, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals is looking for a Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property to join our Legal Organization in Marlborough, MA.

Strategic management and development of worldwide patent portfolio.

Essential Functions

  • 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.

  • Provide transactional IP support for various types of agreements including licensing agreement, SRA, MTA, CDA, etc.