Counsel, IP Prosecution & Strategy

Lake County, IL, United States
Oct 27, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

AbbVie is searching for an In House Counsel - IP Prosecution & Strategy in our Intellectual Property & Strategy group. This position can be based at an AbbVie research facility in Lake County, Illinois (preferred), Worcester, Massachusetts, or S. San Francisco, California.

Working both individually and in cross-functional teams, the in-house counsel will develop and implement intellectual property strategies across AbbVie's therapeutic products and product candidates.

Responsibilities Include

  • Maximizing AbbVie's competitive position through creation of intellectual property strategies
  • Working with teams across the organization to drive strategies
  • Prosecuting strategically useful patent applications globally
  • Providing legal advice and counsel to cross-functional R&D and business teams on a variety of IP related matters; and challenging/defending patents in IPR, opposition, interference and other proceedi ngs.
  • Analyzing third-party patent positions and conducting due diligence in support of business development activities

  • Position Requirements
  • JD degree from an accredited law school, state bar admission and registration to practice before the USPTO
  • Three or more years of experience practicing patent law at a law firm and/or biopharmaceutical company, including substantial U.S. and foreign patent prosecution. Depending on the successful candidate's experience, this position will be hired at a Counsel or Sr. Counsel level.
  • Technical background should include experience and/or advanced degree in relevant field, such as chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry or pharmacology;
  • In-house pharmaceutical development experience preferred
  • Strong legal, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects to meet deadlines

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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.