10 Jan

Principal Patent Attorney Ledige Stillinger på Novo Nordisk Bagsværd

Principal Patent Attorney
Novo Nordisk
Bagsværd D84
Er åbningsdato
10 Jan, 2018 30+ days ago

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In this job you will get the opportunity to work with protecting the latest new diabetes drugs in collaboration with Novo Nordisk researchers in Denmark, USA and China. Ensuring exclusivity for new products is essential for Novo Nordisk’s business and you can make a difference by being a central part of the innovation process.

Within Novo Nordisk Corporate Patents, you will join a team of highly skilled patent attorneys with a diverse international background.

The position is located in Novo Nordisk headquarter in Bagsværd, Denmark.

About the department
Novo Nordisk Corporate Patents department comprises more than 30 patent attorneys and administrators working together to ensure exclusivity and freedom to operate for new and existing pharmaceutical products and devices.

The position
You will provide patent support to Novo Nordisk R&D projects mostly related to insulin compounds, possibly also related to other diabetes treatments. You will be involved in early stage projects as well as late stage projects and marketed products.

In this role, your main responsibilities will include:

Setting up optimal patent strategies and implementing decisions.

Ensuring the strongest possible patent exclusivity, which includes draft, file and prosecute patent applications, independently handle patent oppositions, appeals and interferences, conduct patentability evaluations and occasionally participate in or manage patent litigations.

Securing the freedom to operate, which includes perform freedom of operation analyses and execute appropriate courses of action, monitor potentially harmful third party patent rights, conduct infringement and validity evaluations of third party patent rights, evaluate third party activities, e.g. impact of biosimilar entry from a patent perspective, propose mitigation actions as need be and communicate to the project members and Research management.

Supporting due diligence and in licensing opportunities, which includes assess strength and weaknesses in IP assets and freedom of operation of potential business partners (patent due diligence), communicate to relevant managerial governance boards, and advise with respect to IP sections of licensing and cooperation agreements.

This Principal Patent Attorney position involves a high level of independence in decision making, ability to take initiative and some creativity in order to address an evolving patent situation.

Across all above responsibilities, you will communicate your IP recommendations to R&D project members, Patent management, Research management within Global Research as well as Legal management and Licensing Directors. Hence strong communication skills and a high level of professionalism will be necessary.

Occasional travels can be expected, mostly within Europe.

Technical qualifications and experience

  • M.Sc. in Peptide Chemistry, peptide manufacturing processes, pharmaceutical processes, pharmaceutical formulations or related
  • Education in Cell Technology or Biotechnology will be a plus
Patent qualifications and experience
  • Passed EQE
  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience as Patent attorney in private practice or major corporate IP department
  • Strong experience and successful track record in
    • Freedom to Operate analyses
    • Patent application drafting
    • Patent prosecution, especially before the EPO
    • Patent strategy discussion and elaboration
- mostly in the technical field of peptide chemistry, peptide manufacturing processes, pharmaceuticals or closely related
- in the technical field of pharmaceutical processes would be a plus
- in the technical field of cell technology or biotechnology would be a plus
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills in oral and written English
  • Excellent collaboration skills, successful team work experience
  • Strong ability to build respect among internal and external business partners
  • Strong ability to work independently and effectively to meet set targets
Please address above requirements in your application letter and buttress relevant experience with specific examples.

Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication and ambition help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.

For further information please contact Sarah Barrès at +45 3079 2726.

6 February 2018.

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