The Otsuka US Legal Team is looking for an experienced Intellectual Property Attorney who can be successful within our ethical, fast-paced, adaptive and collaborative culture. This position can be located in either Princeton, NJ or Rockville, MD.
Key objectives will be to identify and pursue strategies to capture innovation especially in digital health and medical device areas, including communicating IP guidance and risks to IP, legal and business teams. Youll develop and execute far-sighted IP strategy for projects and portfolios worldwide in line with company business goals. You may also work on business development deals or coordinate our response to legal changes.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Create and implement global strategic approaches toward building patent portfolios and providing value to business
Prepare and prosecute patent applications in the US and abroad, including effectively managing outside counsel as needed
Manage litigation work by outside counsel in the US and abroad
Provide IP and technical analysis in support of patent litigations
Manage all aspects of intellectual property estates in Otsukas core and developmental therapeutic areas, such as digital health, digital therapeutics, and medical devices, including bioinformatics, medical systems, databases, data search and retrieval, and mobile applications
Research, evaluate and monitor patent portfolios of third parties, and develop FTO strategy
Develop and communicate IP guidance to stakeholders across the business, including within Clinical, Medical Affairs, Business Development, Commercial, Marketing, and Legal Affairs
Support intellectual property-related transactional work
Develop an understanding of the Otsukas technology, scientific and business strategy to develop and prioritize IP strategies and to identify IP-related risks; advise company management and stakeholders on IP strategies and risks
Perform other legal, administrative and corporate duties upon request
Work collaboratively and strategically with members of IP department in related companies
Review and negotiate contracts for collaboration with third parties regarding IP matters
Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) or equivalent degree is required
Licensed US Attorney, USPTO Registration Number required
Undergraduate is required, advanced degree preferred in the life sciences, clinical sciences, bioinformatics engineering; or related discipline
Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience with technology and/or life science industry in IP portfolio development, including preparing patents for electrical engineering, software, mobile computer systems, database architectures, data science, and artificial intelligence and machine learning, preferably in the context of clinical medicine, medical devices, and/or digital health required
In-house experience including reviewing and negotiating contracts for collaboration with third parties regarding IP matters required
Experience in the biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry preferred
Experience of managing external service providers preferred
Experience with global patent prosecution required.
Experience with re-examination, inter partes reviews proceedings, and litigation strongly preferred
Ability to take initiative to complete tasks, manage risks and ability to identify problems and work to implement solutions
Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with rapidly changing priorities
Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to exercise good judgment regarding the interpretation of policies, development of procedures, and selection of appropriate courses of action
Ability to work in a team and assist others as needed
Up to 25% travel is required based upon business needs.
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide. Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.
In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a big venture company at heart, applying creativity in everything it does.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 50,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion ( 9.9 billion) in 2016.
All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en . Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com .
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.
Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.
At Otsuka, our people are passionate about developing and delivering original products as part of a global holistic commitment to better health and well-being. We have two core businesses dedicated to achieving our goals: a pharmaceutical business and a nutraceutical business. The pharmaceutical business develops and markets products for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the following areas: central nervous system, oncology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology and cardiovascular. The nutraceutical business is dedicated to maintaining and improving health through the use of foods and beverages that provide extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value. Since the beginning, nearly 100 years ago, the Otsuka family sought to develop products that stood out from the crowd, by traveling down the paths of discovery where others were less likely to tread.
We believe our culture and our people are the differentiators that empower us to produce breakthrough results. This is what makes us a big venture company that takes risks and focuses on unmet medical needs in order to develop new and better therapeutic compounds. We harness the extraordinary cr...eative and innovative abilities of our people to solve problems differently, and to persevere until they find answers. We are in this for the long-haul. Otsuka is a highly ethical company. We adhere to the highest standards in how we develop and deliver our products, and in how we treat our most valuable assets: Otsuka-people. We encourage them to follow their dreams, as turning dreams into reality is at the core of everything we do. It paves the way ahead to achieve our shared purpose: impacting on human health to help people live better lives.