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Biotech Patent Attorney

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Location: Princeton, NJ New York, NY
Date posted: 09/17/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
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Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care. The company has the broadest diabetes product portfolio in the industry, including the most advanced products within the area of insulin delivery systems. In addition, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy.

Novo Nordisk manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services that make a significant difference to patients, the medical profession and society.

Biotech Patent Attorney - Princeton, NJ

TITLE: Biotech Patent Attorney - Princeton, NJ

Job Description

Identifies and aggressively pursues strategies and actions for global patent protection. Develops and maintains comprehensive patent portfolios on Novo Nordisk inventions, and handles global filing and prosecution of patent applications.


Reports to Sr. Corporate Patent Counsel. Interacts with various departments within Novo Nordisk and NNI. Also interacts with government agencies and law firms.


Drafts and prosecutes patent applications. Prepares and files patent applications and substantive responses and oversees procedural actions.
Provides client counseling. Advises on complex research collaborations, validity, infringements, freedom to operate, patentability opinions, keeping a close working relationship with the research and marketing arms of the Company.
Facilitates information flow on IP (Intellectual Property) issues with internal and outside counsel and collaborators.
Identifies/drafts high quality patent applications for new inventions.
Manages US and foreign patents (if originated in the US)
Evaluates patent disclosures, opinions and infringement studies.
Evaluates the technology to determine feasibility.

J.D. and degree in biology or chemistry (preferably an advanced degree and most preferably a Ph.D. or M.D. degree) with 2-7 years plus of patent attorney experience in biotechnology patent prosecution and opinion work, preferably in private practice.
State Bar. Registration before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Knowledge of intellectual property laws and prosecution procedures; specific ability to stay current with laws, rules, and procedures.

Additional Information
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job
at any time. Additionally, this job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions. It does not
prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Job Title Biotech Patent Attorney Location: Princeton, NJ Status: Full-Time, Employee Job Category: Legal

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Necessary Experience: 5-10 Years Experience
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