Senior Patent Counsel

    • Daly City, CA

The Johnson & Johnson Law Department is recruiting for a Senior Patent Counsel to be based in South San Francisco or Milpitas, CA. This position will report to one of Johnson & Johnson's Associate Patent Counsel and primarily provide support across Johnson & Johnson business sectors, in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson's initiative in Health and Technology.

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 approximately126,500 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.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

As a Senior Patent Counsel, you will:

  • Provide a full range of patent support functions, including patent preparation and prosecution freedom-to-operate studies (e.g., infringement and validity analysis), and particularly, client counseling.
  • Draft and negotiate license and research collaboration agreements - strong emphasis.
  • Provide due diligence support for business development activities - strong emphasis.
  • Support US and OUS litigation.
  • Manage outside counsel.
  • Make regular presentations and interact with the business about patents, other intellectual property, contracts, and due diligence matters.
  • Provide training to business personnel on patents, intellectual property, and contractual matters.

  • A Bachelor's degree is required. An undergraduate or advanced degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Systems Engineering is preferred.
  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admission to practice before the USPTO and licensed to practice in at least one state are required.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of law firm or corporate law department experience is required.
  • Patent preparation and prosecution experience is preferred.
  • Experience in the rendering of patentability and non-infringement opinions is required.
  • Experience in due diligence activities, license/agreement drafting and negotiation is required.
  • A demonstrated competency in the computer or electromechanical arts and combination technology systems (e.g., systems including software, chemistry, biologic or materials component) is required.
  • Experience dealing with big data and data analytics is preferred.
  • The ability to articulate and positively engage clients and internal partners is required.
  • Must be capable of giving well organized, thoughtful presentations to upper management.
  • Travel up to 20% both domestically and internationally is required.
  • This position will be based in South San Francisco or Milpitas, CA.

Primary Location
United States-California-South San Francisco-
Other Locations
United States-California-Milpitas
Johnson & Johnson (6067)
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