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Posted on : 22 March 2017
Work Opportunities PATENT ATTORNEY/PATENTS MANAGER (M/F), Porto, Portugal Due to expansion of the patents area, BIAL is looking for a Patent Attorney/Patents Manager to join the IP team. The selected candidate will be expected to carry out the following tasks: Management of worldwide patent portfolio for several products / molecules. Prosecuting patent applications, including domestic and international registrations. Interaction with outside counsel, namely Europe, US and Japan. Maintaining awareness of IP matters throughout the company; invention spotting; disclosure reviews. Handling searches and infringement and validity assessments. Assisting on licensing and/or contenticious matters. Candidates should possess the following profile: Life Sciences degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry (preferential), or Pharmaceutical Chemistry; At least 3 years’ ‘in-house’ or private practice experience as patent attorney or trainee; Ideally be a qualified Patent Attorney or be close to qualification; Fluent in English (written and spoken); Good written and oral communication; Strong organizational and management skills, responsibility and flexibility; Highly motivated and a good team player; User knowledge of computer systems; Ideally have an understanding on drug development and regulatory approval processes.
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