Patent Counsel

GSKResearch Triangle Park, North carolinaFull TimeOn Site


Site Name: USA - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park, USA - Maryland - Rockville, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Oct 28 2021


Are you energized by a role that drives efficiency in Patents and Intellectual property? If so, the Patent Counsel role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

  • Independently (with supervision and guidance from other attorneys in the department) build patent portfolios, or manage existing patent portfolios, related to cutting-edge pharmaceutical products, specifically small molecule pharmaceuticals.
  • As a primary focus of the role - drafting and prosecuting patent applications, including responding to office actions in the U.S., working with patent colleagues in the UK, and working with local agents in non-U.S./non-European jurisdictions.
  • Work with a large team of in-house U.S. and European patent attorneys, paralegals, and support staff.
  • Support of the larger R&D organization, including client counseling, invention spotting, freedom-to-operate analysis, due diligence analysis and reporting, and helping to identify non-patent legal or business risks.
  • Exposure to and interaction with major areas of the business including commercial, sales, and marketing groups, business development, manufacturing and supply, and transactional groups.
  • Support U.S. and non-U.S. litigation, oppositions, IPRs, or other judicial and non-judicial proceedings around the world.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • U.S. Law Degree (juris doctorate) from an accredited law school.
  • 1 - 5 years of focused practice drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in local and foreign jurisdictions.
  • Experience as a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examiner will be considered.
  • Undergraduate degree in a life science related field (e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, or related sciences), or comparable relevant work experience.
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. state.
  • Admitted to practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO bar admission).

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Law firm or in-house patent department experience preferred.
  • Experience drafting patent applications directed to small molecule therapeutics, processes, formulations and the like.
  • Advanced degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related sciences.
  • Ability to independently manage patent dockets and portfolios, including the ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate competently and confidently with R&D clients, business partners, and senior management.

  • LI-GSK

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigor and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.

If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).

GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

At GSK, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. As a science-led healthcare company on a mission to get ahead of disease together, we believe that supporting vaccination against COVID-19 is the single best thing we can do in the US to ensure the health and safety of our employees, complementary workers, workplaces, customers, consumers, communities, and the patients we serve.

GSK has made the decision to require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowed by state or local law and where vaccine supply is readily available. The only exceptions to this requirement are employees who are approved for an accommodation for religious, medical or disability-related reasons.

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