May 09, 2022

Job Description

180+. The number of dedicated and inspired legal associates around the world supporting all aspects of the Sandoz business.

Come join our curious and unbossed team and make an impact on patient’s lives every day!

Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement litigation strategies to advance the Company’s interests, whether through successful litigation or through innovative settlement strategies. Ensuring the Global IP team, in particular the Global Patent Attorneys, support the development of products in a manner that optimizes the launch of those products in the US.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Seamless cooperation and collaboration with the Global Patent Attorney (and through them the global product development team working on a project) for each product, ensuring that each product developed for the US market has a robust US IP litigation strategy at, or shortly after, the product is put on stability trials, and that the regulatory submission is optimized for US litigation.
• Supervise and manage ANDA, 505(b)(2) and biosimilar patent litigations, including driving strategy and budgets with outside counsel and partnering with key internal stakeholders.
• Provide clear and direct expert counsel on BPCIA, Hatch-Waxman and related patent, regulatory, exclusivity and forfeiture issues, including developing innovative strategies on same to improve growth in a manner clear for non-IP-experts.
• Maximize the value of Sandoz’s IP litigations by developing an overall strategy for producing successful litigation results or settlements, and then using all available resources, such as post-grant proceedings, patent certifications, notice letters and detailed statements, discovery techniques, witnesses and expert selections, etc., to support the strategies.
• Negotiate and draft settlements in Sandoz’s patent litigations in line with corporate objectives.
• Support and advise patent attorneys globally on key US IP litigation issues, training and advice.
• Ensure that the IP risk and strategy for any given product is well understood and documented, and that all launches at risk have the appropriate approval and support.
• Mentor colleagues across all functions to improve US litigation expertise within Sandoz globally.
• Conduct IP due diligence and provide IP review and IP agreement negotiation support for Company’s business development (“BD”) activities, working collaboratively with BD internal and external counsel and other BD colleagues.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• A J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school is required.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or similar subject area is a plus.
• License to practice in at least one state or the District of Columbia is required.
• 8+ years of direct litigation experience within the pharmaceutical industry or a law firm handling complex intellectual property litigation matters.
• Substantial experience with litigating BPCIA and Hatch-Waxman cases is preferred.
• Operated Experience from a highly client service oriented team where recognizing and responding quickly, clearly and pragmatically was essential.
• Proven judgment in and expertise working through complex issues, including those with significant strategic risk to the company.
• Independence in managing complex projects and the ability to provide oversight of cross-functional project teams by collaborating and setting strategic priorities to accomplish organizational goals.
• An energetic self-starting personality with strong business executive presence.
• Results orientation and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and highly demanding environment.
• Outstanding presentation and business communication skills, and adept at working with senior management.
• Strong collaboration and team-player to work effective cross-functionally and gain commitment.

Why Sandoz?
500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2021 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

How will we do this? 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 Sandoz!

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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Accessibility and reasonable accommodations
The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Princeton, NJ
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compl.
Full Time
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Senior IP Litigation Counsel

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