(Senior) IP Counsel (d/f/m)

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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About The Role
Sandoz is going through an exciting and transformative period as a global leader and pioneering provider of sustainable Generic and Biosimilar medicines.
Now as an independently listed company, Sandoz aims to increase its strategic focus, operate with greater agility, set clearer business objectives, enhance shareholder returns, and strengthen its culture for us, the Sandoz associates. This is an exciting time in our history, and by creating a new and ambitious path, it will provide a unique opportunity for us all, both professionally and personally.
Join us as a Founder of our ‘new’ Sandoz!
Your Key Responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Creating and driving IP strategies for first-to-market (and last to exit) launches of a generic product in worldwide markets, taking into account timelines, competition, cost and risk/benefit evaluations
  • Serve as strategic partner to client and business partners on patent and related IP issues, including communicating global patent strategy and IP risks for intended launches in a straightforward, effective manner
  • Ability to evaluate a situation in financial terms, with some assistance
  • Executing patent strategies including the provision of invalidity and non-infringement positions to ensure Sandoz is first-to-market and last to exit, i.e. ensure IP supports the most effective product costs
  • Providing input on IP contract terms and performing IP due diligences
  • Identify and protect inventions, but also constantly review and consider whether to continue with our patent rights
  • Contribute to building knowledge and skills within the department
  • Guidance, support and mentoring to other colleagues in the IP organization
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Role Requirements
What you’ll bring to the role:
Essential Requirements:
  • Technical degree (B.Sc. or higher) in relevant subject (Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biology) and admission to practice as a National and/or European Patent Attorney, or a lawyer
  • At least 8 years practicing patent law in a law firm or corporation
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in working in pharmaceutical patent law, preferably in a pharmaceutical company, most preferably in a generics company.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently and successfully perform complex patent activities without supervision
  • Good presentation skills
  • Fluent English, competency in a second language preferable
Desirable Requirements
  • Experience in European litigation and/or Hatch Waxmann would be considered a significant advantage
Why Sandoz?
Generic and Biosimilar medicines are the backbone of the global medicines industry. Sandoz, a leader in this sector, touched the lives of almost 500 million patients last year and while we are proud of this achievement, we have an ambition to do more!
With investments in new development capabilities, state-of-the-art production sites, new acquisitions, and partnerships, we have the opportunity to shape the future of Sandoz and help more patients gain access to low-cost, high-quality medicines, sustainably.
Our momentum and entrepreneurial spirit is powered by an open, collaborative culture driven by our talented and ambitious colleagues, who, in return for applying their skills experience an agile and collegiate environment with impactful, flexible-hybrid careers, where diversity is welcomed and where personal growth is encouraged!
The future is ours to shape!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.
The law provides for severely disabled / equal applicants the opportunity to involve the local representative body for disabled employees (SBV) in the application process. If you would like to request this, please let us know in advance as a note on your CV.
Join our Sandoz Network:
If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Sandoz and our career opportunities, join the Sandoz Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/sandoztalentpool
Business Unit
Work Location
Holzkirchen (near Munich)
Company/Legal Entity
Sandoz International
Alternative Country 1
United Kingdom
Alternative Country 2
Functional Area
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance
Job Type
Full Time
Employment Type
Shift Work
Early Talent

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Germany

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

Sandoz is the global leader in generic and biosimilar medicines. Our Purpose is to pioneer access to medicines for patients globally. We are on a mission to drive innovation in the healthcare industry by freeing up resources sustainably and responsibly while continuing to address global health challenges such as antimicrobial resistance. We are present in more than 100 countries and our medicines serve some 500 million people every year. We have two main global businesses: Generics - divided between standard generics and complex generics - and Biosimilars.
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