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Senior Patent Counsel, Immunology & Janssen Biotherapeutics

Spring House, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1779180910

The Johnson & Johnson Law Department is recruiting for a Senior Patent Counsel, to be located at the Janssen Research & Development campus in Spring House, PA.  The position reports to an Assistant General Counsel - Patents.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.
With $76.5 billion in 2017 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 126,500 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.  If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen. 
As a Senior Patent Counsel, you will:
• Primarily support the pharmaceutical sector of Johnson & Johnson, and more specifically, the Immunology and Janssen Biotherapeutics businesses of the Janssen operating companies. 
• Be required to provide a full range of patent support functions, including patent preparation and prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis, rendering opinions, managing outside counsel, drafting and negotiating license and research collaboration agreements, due diligence support for business development and client counseling.  
• Be required to regularly make presentations and interact with the business regarding patent and intellectual property related contractual matters. 

• A minimum of an undergraduate degree in a pharmaceutical related science is required; an advanced degree in a pharmaceutical related science field is preferred.
• A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, admitted to the USPTO and licensed to practice in at least one state or the District of Columbia is required.
• A minimum of ten (10) years of law firm and/or corporate law department experience is required.
• A demonstrated competency in the field of pharmaceutical drug discovery, development, and commercialization is required.  
• A demonstrated competency with large molecule technologies and strong competency with legal matters associated with the research, development, commercialization, and litigation relating to biologics is strongly preferred.
• Experience in the rendering of patentability and non-infringement opinions is required. 
• Experience in due diligence activities, license/agreement drafting and negotiation is preferred.
• Substantial experience drafting and prosecuting pharmaceutical-related patent applications is preferred.
• Ability to articulate and positively engage clients and internal partners is required.
• Capability to give well organized, thoughtful presentations to upper management is required. 
• Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time to domestic and international destinations is required.

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
Job Function
Requisition ID