The scope of the role will include being the lead patent attorney for pre-clinical, clinical and approved small molecule therapeutic products within Pfizer’s innovative portfolio.
Providing IP support for a variety of Research and Development projects, including monitoring third party research and development activities and related intellectual property (IP).
Evaluating invention disclosures, identifying potential patent opportunities, preparing and filing patent applications and prosecuting them worldwide.
Performing prior art, patentability and freedom to operate analyses.
Supporting oppositions, post-grant reviews and other patent office proceedings as necessary.
Working closely with Research, Development, Regulatory and commercial focused legal teams as needed.
In consultation with Research and Development, managing the relevant patent portfolio to recommend retention, abandonments or cutbacks.
Providing legal support for IP aspects of relevant business/transactional matters, including conducting IP due diligence in support of potential licensing or acquisition opportunities.
Working with the IP Enforcement group as needed in support of IP litigation.
Ensuring consistently high quality and timeliness of IP advice and support, including docket management.
Managing docket costs, travel and use of outside counsel with a goal of ensuring that IP support is provided in a cost-effective manner that meets the budgetary goals of the IP Department.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Occasional travel may be required, typically within the U.S. or Europe.
Other Job Details:
Last Date to Apply for Job: April 16, 2021
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
MS or PhD degree in chemistry, or closely related scientific field, or comparable research experience
J.D. and a member of at least one state bar
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
6-8 years of work experience in the sciences field
3+ years of relevant patent experience at a law firm and/or in-house legal department
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
Direct prosecution experience in support of pharmaceutical or biotech research programs
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits and Bonus eligible
Internal Number: 4804055
About Pfizer Inc.
Evolving to meet the needs of a changing societySince Pfizer was founded by cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart in 1849, our pharmaceutical company has remained dedicated to discovering and developing new, and better, ways to prevent and treat disease and improve the health and quality of life for people around the world. From the miracle of penicillin to patient assistance programs like Pfizer RxPathways that help people without prescription coverage have access to important medications, we focus on meeting the world’s diverse health needs. We invite you to explore our rich history and see how we have continually evolved our organization to keep pace with the needs and expectations of our stakeholders and society as a whole.