|External Posting Title||IP Counsel|
|Job Description||I.P. attorneys at Biogen provide legal advice and counseling related to patents and other intellectual property pertaining to Biogen’s business of discovering, acquiring, developing, and commercializing innovative therapeutics. Our I.P. attorneys must be adept at interacting with and advising both business executives and scientists. They consistently collaborate with Biogen in-house counsel who specialize in other practice areas. Biogen I.P. attorneys are critical thinkers, are curious, and are able to influence others. |
The individual in this position will be highly visible, interacting with senior business leaders at the Company. The role includes responsibility for managing intellectual property matters critical to the Company’s success, as well as managing aspects of Biogen’s IP legal processes and functions. Additional responsibilities of Biogen IP Counsel include counseling senior Company business leaders, managing I.P. disputes, patent portfolio strategy and management, outside counsel budgets and performance, I.P. competitive intelligence, and due diligence in support of business transactions. The successful candidate will have significant depth of experience in diverse aspects of patent law practice, experience with team or project leadership, and will be adept at serving as a trusted business advisor.
|Location||Cambridge, MA, US|
|Job Category||Legal & Compliance|
• High level of executive presence.
• High level of communication, organizational and personnel management skills.
• Ability to manage in the face of ambiguity.
• At least 15 years post-law school experience.
• Experience managing others in a law firm and/or a bio/pharmaceutical corporate setting.
|Education||JD or equivalent|
Registered Patent Attorney
BS/MS/PhD in the life sciences or organic chemistry (advanced degree strongly preferred)
|About Biogen||Corporate Overview|
Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology and today the Company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. Our global organization of nearly 7,000 employees is committed to a single mission: making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with few or no treatment options.
We aspire to have the greatest impact on patients and science of any biotechnology company in the history of our industry. To us, that means creating novel medicines that benefit individuals and society, and bringing new scientific understanding to diseases for which there are no adequate treatments.
The same intellectual discipline and passion that drives our science is reflected in our corporate citizenship, environmental sustainability, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a company, we are focused on improving science education and limiting the impact of our company on the environment. In 2015, we became a carbon neutral company and ranked first place on Newsweek’s 2015 Green Rankings, and we are an industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Biogen was named to Science’s list of Top Employers of 2015 and in 2017 received a perfect score of 100 for the fourth consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, which also named Biogen as one of its Best Places to Work.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.
Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from "@biogen.com" email accounts.
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