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Head of Patent - Leading Pharmaceutical Company
- Based in Shanghai
- Patent Attorney - R&D
About Our Client
Our client is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world.
*Identify, draft, file and prosecute patent applications for all inventions arising from Global R&D : e.g., New Chemical Entities, secondary patents (e.g., additional indications, combinations)
*Coordinate identification, drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications for inventions in the biological field, e.g. Technologies and biological targets.
*Take active responsibility for the patent portfolio of all technologies, targets and projects
*Direct outside council prosecution and opinion services
*Proactively provide critical IP perspective on key decision-making bodies
*Provide IP support to Strategic Alliances, including IP strategies leading to transaction opportunities, evaluation of in-licensing opportunities, negotiation support, contract drafting during active transactions;
*Direct the IP Search & Analytics team to provide integrated search support Disease Areas, Biology Platforms, and Global Discovery Chemistry
*Support litigation for non-product IP litigations (e.g. technologies, research tools) in consultation with CIP
*Persistently partner, challenge and counsel clients on opportunities to protect their inventions
*Continue professional development and contribute to development of IP colleagues
*Maximize effective communication with scientists and leadership;
*Timely review of assigned external publication requests
The Successful Applicant
*Strong scientific background in chemistry
*Expertise in local (China) patent law; Detailed understanding of global patent systems (including but not limited to US, EP, JP and international systems), patent process, documentation and national and international patent office filing systems, - China Patent Attorney or USPTO
*Strong customer-service focus to build and sustain good working partnerships with key stakeholders and project teams
*Effective analytical, presentation and communication skills
*Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team
*Well-developed research and critical thinking skills, and sound decision-making abilities, with attention to detail to produce consistently accurate work
*Strong organization and time management skills with flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness to successfully prioritize and manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
*Interpersonal skills (partnership, influence/persuasion, teamwork)
*Incorporates global outlook and management of product life-cycle into decision making process
What's on Offer
This role offer attractive package, leading R&D and international working environment and work & life balance.