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New Jersey - Head, US IP for Business Development and Licensing
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Head, US IP for Business Development and Licensing
The candidate will report at the site to the Vice-President, Head of Intellectual Property for North America. Will manage direct reports including patent attorneys, scientific advisors, paralegals and/or administrative staff. Provide strategic legal and business insight to senior management, drive corporate objectives and growth, and manage top talent. Supervise, execute and manage the company's IP due diligence efforts for in-licensing and acquisition opportunities, including driving strategy and partnering with key internal stakeholders on same. Evaluate and address third-party IP rights and advise senior management on the implications of such rights, including analyzing the validity of competitors' patents and the company's potential infringement thereof while maximizing our position. Establish internal partner relationships with Business Development and Licensing and Finance teams, drive due diligence efforts in line with corporate objectives, manage deal communications, assess risk, and evaluate profitability. Create and foster external relationships with the company's business partners, including negotiating and drafting license agreements and resolving external partner conflicts. Instruct and manage outside counsel on related opinion and other assignments, including a focus on budgets and internal reporting on same. Serve as expert counsel on Hatch-Waxman and related patent, regulatory, exclusivity and forfeiture issues, including developing innovative strategies on same to maximize growth.

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from a recognized, accredited US law school and be licensed to practice in at least one state or the District of Columbia with the ability to be licensed as an in-house counsel in New Jersey. Must have 7+ years of prior industry and law firm experience managing increasingly complex due diligence and licensing, and preferably including management of some ANDA litigations and Hatch Waxman issues. Should have extensive experience with the Hatch-Waxman amendments to the Food and Drug Cosmetic Act, preferably including some litigation experience in ANDA cases, demonstrated business acumen in a pharmaceutical company in a management role. Demonstrated successful track record in building and leading a complex Intellectual Property licensing and due diligence team required. Deep expertise in scientific and technology matters needed.

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