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Patent Attorney

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Location: Waltham, MA
Date posted: 08/13/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

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AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity. We have received many honors, including:

Fortune World's Most Admired Companies list (2009) Woman Engineer Magazine's 18th Annual "Top 50 Employers" (2008) The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers (2007-2008) CEO Cancer Gold Standard Reaccreditation, CEO Roundtable on Cancer (2008 & 2009) 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother Magazine (2002 - 2008) 100 Best Companies to Work For in America by Fortune Magazine* (2008) *Only large pharmaceutical company included on the list Diversity MBA Magazine Top 50 Companies in Diversity Leadership (2008) Men's Fitness Top 15 Fittest Companies in America (2008) The Scientist Best Places to Work in Industry (2008) Fit-Friendly Company Award, American Heart Association (2007) Top Employer, Science Magazine (2002 - 2007)

Patent Attorney

Job Summary

Patent Attorneys provide all basic aspects of patent drafting and prosecution service to assigned AstraZeneca client areas and handle aspects of patent conflict in collaboration with Senior/Principal Patent Attorneys. They are accountable for developing and implementing project specific patent strategies for their assigned clients. Major Responsibilities:
* Independently draft and prosecute a patent portfolio relating to an assigned client area.
* Provide strategic patent advice to the assigned clients reflecting iMed objectives, and identify patent opportunities and risks.
* Communicate effectively with R&D clients on patent matters.
* Act as an attorney of record for US prosecution.
* Work optimally and efficiently with Senior or Principal Attorneys on patent matters.
* Operate within global AstraZeneca IP teams to improve AstraZeneca IP operational or strategic IP issues.
* Work with a Senior Patent Attorney on diligence activities in support of in- or out-licensing opportunities.
* Represent IP and present project IP strategies to R&D project teams.
* The opportunity may involve domestic as well as international travel.

Requirements * Degree in Chemistry or a related discipline.
* JD + USPTO patent bar qualifications.
* Good scientific knowledge of core technical field, together with an appreciation of other relevant technologies.
* Experience of chemical or pharmaceutical professional patent work.
* Good understanding of the pharmaceutical business.
* Excellent interpersonal skills.
* Ability to quickly adapt to a dynamic environment.
* The successful candidate will have a proactive and enthusiastic attitude to meet the demands of R&D and the business; and will be a good team player who can work independently under pressure to meet deadlines.

We want you to build a balanced life at AstraZeneca. Your career is just one part of that. We offer competitive salaries, rewards and recognitions for your invaluable time and efforts. We also bring you all the things you need to for your life outside of your work:

generous health and welfare benefits flexible scheduling child care programs learning and development opportunities fitness centers and other personal conveniences

At AstraZeneca, we put people first. Whether it's the patients we help or the employees who make everything we do possible.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer.

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