Licensing and Intellectual Property Counsel

Job Description
Overview:
The position will be responsible for providing licensing, intellectual property, and related legal services.

Responsibilities:

Supporting company in intellectual property-related diligence investigations and transactions

Managing and/or negotiating and preparing licensing, collaboration, and other agreements related to intellectual property and/or drug development

Engaging in or overseeing freedom-of-operation and patent landscape analyses and counseling

Routine reporting on aspects of Medicis IP portfolio and competitive IP landscape

Client counseling, formulating IP strategy, and formulating IP policy

Supporting in IP-related disputes and potential disputes

Developing/supporting intellectual property (IP) counseling, strategy, and policy activities

Innovation capture and invention analyses

Supporting implementation of intellectual property strategies (which may include oversight of patent and trademark prosecution activities)

Engaging in innovation capture and invention/inventorship analyses

Developing and overseeing implementation of strategies, policies, etc., relating to intellectual property and drug development agreements

Team leadership and/or management

Qualifications:

J.D. Required

Bachelor's/Technical Degree (preferably in chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, or biology)

At least 5 years applicable experience, including experience in license agreements

Demonstrated ability to learn various skills quickly

Management experience a plus

Strong computer skills

Ability to rapidly learn and adjust to changes in the legal and business environment

Great attention to detail

Superior ability to manage competing priorities and stakeholder relationships

Team player

Company

Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Job Code

State or Province

Arizona

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