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Senior Counsel, IP Prosecution

Company: AbbVie, Inc.
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description 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 www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

About AbbVieAbbVie'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 www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.Job DescriptionAbbVie is searching for an In-House Counsel in our Intellectual Property Prosecution group to support our oncology R&D team. This position will be based at the company's headquarters in North Chicago, IL.--Working both individually and in cross-functional teams, the in-house counsel will develop and implement intellectual property strategy for AbbVie's therapeutic products and product candidates, including compositions, manufacturing methods, formulations, and methods of use.--Responsibilities include working with scientific teams to identify patentable subject matter; drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide both directly and through management of outside counsel; conducting prior art searches; analyzing third-party patent positions; conducting due diligence in support of licensing activities; 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 proceedings.--
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Qualifications
Qualifications

  • JD degree from an accredited law school, state bar admission (IL admission not required) and registration to practice before the USPTO.
  • Seven 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 Senior Counsel level.
  • Technical background should include experience and/or advanced degree in a relevant field, such as biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, chemical engineering or pharmacology; experience with pharmaceutical development (small molecules and/or biologics) preferable.
  • Strong legal, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects to meet deadlines.

    Significant Work Activities
    N/A
    Travel
    Yes, 5 % of the Time
    Job Type
    Experienced
    Schedule
    Full-time
    Job Level Code
    D
    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.
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