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Director, Patent Attorney

Company: Genmab
Location: Fort Washington
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

At Genmab, we re committed to building extra[not]ordinary futures together, by developing antibody products and pioneering, knock-your-socks-off therapies that change the lives of patients and the future of cancer treatment and serious diseases. From our people who are caring, candid, and impact-driven to our business, which is innovative and rooted in science, we believe that being proudly unique, determined to be our best, and authentic is essential to fulfilling our purpose.The Director, Patent Attorney will assist with expanding the IPR function with local presence at Genmab s US site based in Princeton, NJ, and with in-house knowledge of US patent law. Your job will include preparing IP strategies, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, reviewing documents prior to publication, evaluating third party patent rights, reviewing IP clauses in agreements and ad hoc IP questions and tasks. This involves being part of cross functional groups, as IP Lead, with other individuals within the company to drive the development of new products and technologies. You will work closely together with colleagues in the organization and the rest of the IPR team, and with external collaboration partners and vendors, with the overall goal to support the commercialization of new and innovative medicines for the benefit of patients. You will be part of the IPR team reporting to the Senior Director, Head of IPR. This person will be based out of Princeton, NJ and will be onsite 60% of the time.Responsibilities

  • Define and drive coherent patent strategies for assigned projects .
  • Lead filing and prosecution of patent applications, and preparation of patent reports.
  • Present recommendations for actions against third party patent rights.
  • Survey third party patent positions, file relevant actions, and solicit legal opinions against third party patent rights.
  • Oversee freedom-to-operate analyses in new and existing projects.
  • Provide general advice on patent questions on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Review documents, such as manuscripts, conference presentations and regulatory documents prior to publication.
  • Drive collaboration with relevant stakeholders to ensure strong alignment of all IP matters with overall business needs and strategies.
  • Act as a key point of contact for IP matters for critical projects.
  • Assist with IP clauses in agreements.
  • Assist with keeping the whole IPR department updated on US patent law and provide input to strategies incorporating US requirements.Requirements:
    • JD or LL.M. from an accredited law school with a minimum 8+ years of experience as a patent attorney for or in the pharma/biotech industry.
    • Qualified US Patent Attorney.
    • 5+ years of experience as an in-house patent attorney.
    • Significant experience in defining patent strategies, filing and prosecution of patent applications, and leading patent processes.
    • Experience in conducting/overseeing patentability searches.
    • Experience in conducting/overseeing freedom-to-operate searches.
    • Significant experience in analyzing third party patent rights.
    • Significant experience in preparing strategies for third party patent rights.
    • Experience in guiding the organization on IP matters.
    • Proven performance in earlier role/comparable role.For US based candidates, the proposed salary band for this position is as follows:$165,000.00---$275,000.00The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation, such as bonuses.About You
      • You are passionate about our purpose and genuinely care about our mission to transform the lives of patients through innovative cancer treatment
      • You bring rigor and excellence to all that you do. You are a fierce believer in our rooted-in-science approach to problem-solving
      • You are a generous collaborator who can work in teams with diverse backgrounds
      • You are determined to do and be your best and take pride in enabling the best work of others on the team
      • You are not afraid to grapple with the unknown and be innovative
      • You have experience working in a fast-growing, dynamic company (or a strong desire to)
      • You work hard and are not afraid to have a little fun while you do soLocationsGenmab leverages the effectiveness of an agile working environment, when possible, for the betterment of employee work-life balance. Our offices are designed as open, community-based spaces that work to connect employees while being immersed in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Whether you re in one of our collaboratively designed office spaces or working remotely, we thrive on connecting with each other to innovate.About GenmabGenmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose guiding its unstoppable team to strive towards improving the lives of patients through innovative and differentiated antibody therapeutics. For more than 20 years, its passionate, innovative and collaborative team has invented next-generation antibody technology platforms and leveraged translational research and data sciences, which has resulted in a proprietary pipeline including bispecific T-cell engagers, next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. To help develop and deliver novel antibody therapies to patients, Genmab has formed 20+ strategic partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. By 2030, Genmab s vision is to transform the lives of people with cancer and other serious diseases with Knock-Your-Socks-Off (KYSO ) antibody medicines.Established in 1999, Genmab is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusionWe are committed to fostering workplace diversity at all levels of the company and we believe it is essential for our continued success. No applicant shall be discriminated against or treated unfairly because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Learn more about our commitments on our website. Genmab is committed to protecting your personal data and privacy. Please see our privacy policy for handling your data in connection with your application on our website .Please note that if you are applying for a position in the Netherlands, Genmab s policy for all permanently budgeted hires in NL is initially to offer a fixed-term employment contract for a year, if the employee performs well and if the business conditions do not change, renewal for an indefinite term may be considered after the fixed-term employment contract. Associated topics: business, chief marketing officer, facebook, fundraise, marketing, marketplace, policy, presale, public relations, regulatory

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