Patent Counsel

    • Collegeville, PA

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Jun 9 2020
Are you energized by a management role that drives efficiency in Patents and Intellectual property? If so, the Patent Counsel role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following...

  • Independently (with supervision and guidance from other attorneys in the department) build patent portfolios, or manage existing patent portfolios, related to cutting-edge pharmaceutical products.
  • As a primary focus of the role - drafting and prosecuting patent applications, including responding to office actions in the U.S., working with patent colleagues in the UK, and working with local agents in non-U.S./non-European jurisdictions.
  • Work with a large team of in-house U.S. and European patent attorneys, paralegals, and support staff.
  • Support of the larger R&D organization, including client counseling, invention spotting, freedom-to-operate analysis, due diligence analysis and reporting, and helping to identify non-patent legal or business risks.
  • Exposure to and interaction with all major areas of the business including commercial, sales, and marketing groups, audit, compliance, business development, manufacturing and supply, and transactional groups.
  • Support U.S. and non-U.S. litigation, oppositions, IPRs, or other judicial and non-judicial proceedings around the world.

Why you? Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • U.S. Law Degree (juris doctorate) from an accredited law school.
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. state.
  • Admitted to practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO bar admission).
  • 1-5 years of focused practice drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in local and foreign jurisdictions. Law firm or in-house patent department experience preferred. Experience as a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examiner will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Advanced degree in a pharmaceutical related scientific field (e.g. organic or medicinal chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or pharmacology)
  • Experience drafting patent applications directed to small or large molecule therapeutics.
  • Ability to independently manage patent dockets and portfolios, including the ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate competently and confidently with R&D clients, business partners, and senior management.

Why GSK?
Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.
These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.

*This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details.

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