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Patent Attorney III

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Novartis
Location: Parsippany, New Jersey
Date posted: 10/27/09
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

Patent Attorney III

About the Job
A health care company with global reach. A product pipeline filled to the brim. A team committed to scientific advancement.
Think what's possible.
A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of which makes us the most rewarding employer in our field.

Patent Attorney III

Business Unit: Sandoz
Division: Sandoz
Company/Legal Entity: USA Sandoz Inc Princeton NJ
Work Location: United States - New Jersey
Posting Functional Area: Legal
Job Type: Full Time
Employment Type: Permanent
Job Reference Code: 58125BR

Job Description:
Counsel and advise Sandoz in designing, developing and launching generic drugs under the Hatch-Waxman amendments to the Food & Drug Cosmetic Act. Attorney will be responsible for the entire life-cycle of the project from target to launch, requiring extensive interaction with Portfolio, Research & Development, Regulatory Affairs, and Sales & Marketing. Primary job duties include:

 Counseling Sandoz on Hatch-Waxman and related regulatory, exclusivity and forfeiture issues;

 Defining and reviewing patent landscapes for targeted products;

 Examining patents, file histories and relevant litigations for possible Paragraph IV strategies;

 Actively manage opinion and litigation counsel, including controlling budgets and explicitly directing litigation activities;

 Designing and supervising prior art searches for targeted products;

 Assisting in formulation development in view of patents and regulations;

 Securing freedom to operate for products, including clearance of Orange Book and unlisted patents for the raw API, route of synthesis, finished dosage form, and polymorphs;

 Drafting and prosecuting patent applications and securing patent rights;

 Preparing ANDA patent certifications and the corresponding notice letter;

 Tracking pending applications that may issue and become Orange-Book listed;

 Designing, arguing and defending Paragraph IV proposals to Executive Management;

 Evaluating competitors' litigations and advising accordingly;

 Mentoring junior attorneys, paralegals and support staff, including developing and delegating assignments to same;

 Sharing knowledge through presentations to the IP group and others;

 Synergizing overall company operations, including improving efficiency, productivity and profitability; and

 Exhibiting leadership by example, effort and attitude.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:


Necessary Experience:

Requires significant Hatch-Waxman experience, J.D./L.L.M., B.S. or M.S., preferably Ph.D. and 8+ years related work experience.  

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