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Director Patent Law - Belgium  

Johnson & Johnson (company)

Posted on : 08 March 2017

Project Description

Caring for the world, one person at a time ... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.Janssen Pharmaceutica joined the Johnson & Johnson group in 1961. Today, Janssen Pharmaceutica is one of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the world. Our research and development centre develops products for a wide range of disease areas, such as mental disorders, neurological problems, infectious diseases, immunological disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic conditions.Job DescriptionFor our Patent Law Department in Beerse, Belgium, we are looking for a Patent Attorney who will be responsible for:Pro-actively look for inventions within Janssen and create and maintain awareness about use and necessity of patent applications among Janssen employees in order to ensure that new inventions are timely identified by or communicated to the IP department in order to file patent applications.Perform thorough analysis on patent applications; search for similar patent applications - world-wide  by competitors in order to fully understand the technical and commercial value of the invention and in order to be able to determine the optimal scope of the patent application.Prepare, create, prosecute and ensure filing and maintenance of patent applications in order to secure developments and inventions in the form of Intellectual Property so that applications, production and commercialization, preferably exclusively, belong to Janssen. The candidate possesses the initiative and experience required to administer a patent portfolio independently.Provide IP related advice to internal clients and discuss research projects, inventions and developments with these clients in order to agree upon the freedom to-operate  in terms of products and inventions and in order to provide advice upon patentability of their inventions and developments.Participate in business development by providing expert advice in License negotiations with other companies and analyze any format agreements with these companies in order to defend Janssen s interests in the domain of patents.Pro-actively monitor, identify and analyze changes, developments and trends in case-law and patent legislation, in Europe, the USA and PCT, in order to timely redirect existing or new Janssen patent applications to these developments.Pro-actively monitor competitor moves and positions regarding patents in order to timely identify any potential violation of Janssen patents and in order to be able to take timely appropriate or corrective actions.Develop and verify respect for IP related processes and procedures, within the own department but as well within the other departments (laboratory notebooks, document retention, &) in order to ensure a correct, uniform and qualitative approach to patent applications.Qualifications At least Masters, preferably Ph.D. Degree, in chemistry, pharmacy or life sciences. Preferably 10 years or more of experience in patent practice and passed in full the European Qualifying Exam. High degree of independence to provide patent support to a R&D project team. Proficient knowledge of English. Excellent inter-personal and communication skills allowing to relate easily at all levels within the organization, particularly to those in the R&D functions. Be flexible, adaptable and comfortable working within a multicultural, high-achieving company with high standards of ethics and Credo behaviour. Be prepared to travel as and when the occasion demands. What s in it for you &? Caring for the world, one person at a time & As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset. We take your career seriously. As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.Primary LocationBelgium-Antwerp-BeerseOrganizationJanssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)Job FunctionPatents


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