Principal Counsel, Global Patent Litigation

Sanofi
Posted Feb 03
Full Time
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Description:

We are seeking Principal Counsel, Global Patent Litigation to join either our Bridgewater, NJ or Cambridge, MA office. The Principal Counsel, Global Patent Litigation will be responsible for managing enforcement of the company’s patent rights and defense against patent infringement suits throughout the world. The role will also manage patent office proceedings (both pre-grant and post-grant) in the United States, Europe, Asia, and throughout the world. The role will report directly to the Global Head of Patent Litigation.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Advocate for the company’s position in global patent enforcement actions
  • Manage ANDA, 505(b)(2), BPCIA and other patent litigations, including post-grant patent office and international invalidation and strategic opposition proceedings
  • Assist in securing freedom-to-operate for the company’s products
  • Examine and explain complex scientific and legal concepts
  • Develop strategies for patent enforcement matters that align with the company’s business objectives
  • Coordinate substantive positions among the company’s global patent litigations
  • Present strategies and updates to internal stakeholders (including senior management)
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with outside counsel while evaluating their advice independently
  • Partnering with the company’s employees and our strategic alliance partners on patent enforcement matters

Key Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Significant expertise in complex patent litigation matters
  • Understanding of business priorities outside of legal strategies
  • Business minded, solutions-based approach to managing patent litigation issues
  • Collegial and collaborative
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships with other company employees and our strategic alliance partners, and to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the company
  • Excellent analytical, oral communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Ability to partner with and influence colleagues and clients in a highly collaborative and matrixed environment
  • Adaptable and open to new ways of working and finding unique solutions to overcome business challenges
  • Ability to manage multiple active files, and appropriately prioritize
  • Up to date on new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the patent litigation space, and able to assist with development of firm-wide policies as needed

Requirements:

  • A Juris Doctor from a recognized, accredited law school is required
  • A minimum of 12 years of patent litigation experience in the life sciences area is required
  • Active membership and good standing in NJ, MA, or other state bar
  • A scientific background in the biological sciences, chemistry, or engineering is required
  • Current or prior Law firm experience is required
  • This position may require po to 10% overall business travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BPCIA and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation experience
  • Experience handling both biologic and synthetic molecule (small molecule) patent litigation matters
  • Registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Experience with patent office proceedings, and familiarity with international invalidation and opposition proceedings
  • Experience as in-house counsel patent litigation counsel at a pharmaceutical/biotech company

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law. #GD-SA;

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.