Feb 09, 2022

Job Description

- Leading China IP team to be the strategic adviser to Novartis China Business and to Global IP departments. Manages all China-related IP matters, with focus on strategy, litigation, and policy. Leads Novartis through upcoming changes in Chinese IP regulations.
- Counsels Senior Management on all IP-related matters. Represents IP on respective boards/meetings. Builds strong relationships with Senior Management in China and Global IP.
- Manages all IP litigations in China, in cooperation with Global IP Franchise Heads. Develops and drives strategies to protect Novartis products in China.
- Leads Novartis through changing IP landscape in China. Communicates changes and provides training to Global IP team. Implements robust and efficient internal processes to address new regulations (e.g. patent linkage). Represents Novartis in IP policy matters in industry organizations.
- Champions quality and operational excellence in the China IP team. Attracts, retains, and develops talent for the China IP department.
- Manages relationship with outside law firms in China.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

- Scientific Degree with particular background in pharmaceutically relevant area such as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, pharmacology or equivalent.
- Qualified Chinese IP Lawyer and/or Qualified Chinese Patent Agent.
- Fluency in English and Chinese, both oral and written, are essential.
- 8+ yrs. post qualification experience in industry IP department or law firm with focus on pharmaceutical patent litigation, strategy, and policy. 5+ yrs. working experience in international environment. 3+ yrs. experience of people management and exposure to senior management.
- Other relevant substantive experience: Advice on use of patent rights in business context such as drug bidding or pricing activities; business development and licensing (BD&L), and other commercial functions. Experience in negotiation of IP settlements. Deep understanding of IP law outside of China, including US ANDA litigations and data exclusivity.

Why Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Greater China
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compl.
Full Time
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