5,600 people dedicated to discovery across 6 research locations around the globe!
The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis. We collaborate across scientific and organizational boundaries, with a focus on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.
The Patent Attorney II- Biology will perform, manage, direct, and leverage designated patent and related intellectual property (IP) activities within the research and development (R&D) organization of Novartis.
Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Provide clear, informed and sophisticated counseling to Novartis R&D clients working on new biological entity projects and technologies on opportunities to protect their inventions, create IP portfolios, advise on publication strategies and mitigate third party risks. * Build and manage patent portfolios for Novartis R&D projects by identifying inventions and preparing, prosecuting, and maintaining patent filings for those, especially in technical areas related to biological targets, new biologic entities, pharmaceutical technologies, as well as clinical developments. * Render legal opinions with respect to patentability, validity, and freedom to operate, and formulate patent strategies for Novartis R&D clients that secure compound, target and technology Freedom-to-Operate (FTO), enable IP defense(s) and which could contribute to future product protection. * Apply deep expertise in national patent law and practice and a working knowledge of foreign patent law and practice including patent trends and case law developments to devise patent strategies and advice. Understand other forms of protection relating to exclusivity and applies as appropriate. * Maximize effective communication with colleagues and leadership in the legal and IP function as well as the R&D organization. Build and manage external relationships with outside counsel and collaborators. * Conduct due diligence assessments and counsel based on these assessments, including freedom-to-operate (FTO), infringement and validity analyses, and risk evaluation and mitigation. Provide IP support for transactional projects, including advice on contract drafting and negotiation. * Continue professional development and contribute to development of IP colleagues.