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IP Manager-Patent Agent

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: N/A
Location: Florham Park, NJ
Date posted: 11/20/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Shionogi Inc. is the US group headquarters of Shionogi & Co., Ltd, a leading Japanese pharmaceutical firm. Our goal is to bring innovative compounds originated by Shionogi and other partners to the US for clinical development and commercialization. Shionogi Inc.’s mission is “Working to deliver a better life”. We develop and commercialize brand name prescription products for niche opportunities within chronic disease markets. We seek self-motivated, hard-working individuals for our team in Florham Park, New Jersey. Shionogi Inc. offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF POSITION
Responsible for implementing a specific and commercially defined IP strategy to support the Company’s commercial, legal and business development initiatives.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities include: protection, maintenance and strategy for pharmaceutical company’s global IP; managing patent and trademark prosecution; conducting freedom to operate analyses; selecting and reviewing product name candidates, due diligence, supporting potential licensing and acquisition opportunities, leading life cycle management discussions and litigation support.

SUPERVISORY |DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY
No supervisory duties

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
•Bachelor Degree in chemistry or life sciences
•3+ years of experience prosecuting chemical or pharmaceutical patents and providing opinions
•Registered with the USPTO
•Must be knowledgeable with USPTO’s PAIR system and MS Word
•Must be organized and able to multitask.
•Must be able to work in cross-functional teams
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Detail oriented

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
•Advanced degree in chemistry or life sciences preferred.
•Knowledge of FDA law as it applies to Orange Book listing, drug product exclusivity, and product naming a plus.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
•Ability to articulate clearly and conduct verbal presentations with large and small audiences.
•Ability to travel via automobile and/or airplane.
•Ability to view video display terminal images
18” away from face for extended period of time – up to four (4) hours at a time.
•Ability to operate a computer keyboard and telephone.
•Ability to sit for extended periods of time – up to four (4) hours at a time.
•Ability to lift, tug, pull up to fifteen (15) pounds.

EEO STATEMENT
Shionogi Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, or national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. M/F/V/D
Necessary Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
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