Corporate Counsel at Pfizer

Pfizer

Full-Time

Cambridge, MA, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

ROLE SUMMARY

The scope of the role includes global lead patent attorney responsibilities for Digital innovation projects and products that span Pfizer's portfolio.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
• Providing intellectual property (IP) support for a variety of Digital innovation projects within Pfizer's Research and Development groups, including identifying potential patent opportunities, preparing and prosecuting patent applications on a worldwide basis, monitoring third party research and development activities, monitoring competitor products and other related support. Example Digital innovation projects include Digital wearable technologies that monitor patient characteristics and digitally communicate with physicians and other healthcare providers.
• Understanding Digital concepts and technology and conducting IP analyses for computational tools, data analysis strategies, algorithms applied in support of both research and commercial applications, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
• Performing landscape, patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses.
• Supporting adversarial proceedings in markets around the world, including Europe where direct participation in proceedings will be required. Coordination with IP Enforcement in support of Court based adversarial proceedings.
• Advising project teams and commercial product teams.
• Providing legal support for IP aspects of relevant business/transactional matters, including conducting IP due diligence in support of potential licensing or acquisition opportunities and IP Agreement support. Managing a patent docket, personal business travel and the use of outside counsel to ensure that IP support is provided in a cost-effective manner that meets the budgetary goals of the IP Department.
• Presenting before key IP and Legal teams, including IP Dept committees, with respect to IP matters being handled by the attorney.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
• J.D. and a member of at least one state bar
• A Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science or electrical engineering or related area
• 2+ years of relevant patent experience at a law firm and/or in-house legal department
• Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
• Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

Once travel restrictions are lifted, occasional travel may be required, typically within the U.S. or Europe.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility:

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Job Responsibilities

  • The scope of the role includes global lead patent attorney responsibilities for Digital innovation projects and products that span Pfizer's portfolio
  • Providing intellectual property (IP) support for a variety of Digital innovation projects within Pfizer's Research and Development groups, including identifying potential patent opportunities, preparing and prosecuting patent applications on a worldwide basis, monitoring third party research and development activities, monitoring competitor products and other related support
  • Understanding Digital concepts and technology and conducting IP analyses for computational tools, data analysis strategies, algorithms applied in support of both research and commercial applications, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)
  • Performing landscape, patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses
  • Supporting adversarial proceedings in markets around the world, including Europe where direct participation in proceedings will be required
  • Coordination with IP Enforcement in support of Court based adversarial proceedings
  • Advising project teams and commercial product teams
  • Managing a patent docket, personal business travel and the use of outside counsel to ensure that IP support is provided in a cost-effective manner that meets the budgetary goals of the IP Department
  • Presenting before key IP and Legal teams, including IP Dept committees, with respect to IP matters being handled by the attorney

Requirements / Qualifications

  • J.D. and a member of at least one state bar

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science or electrical engineering or related area

  • 2+ years of relevant patent experience at a law firm and/or in-house legal department

  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact

  • NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Once travel restrictions are lifted, occasional travel may be required, typically within the U.S. or Europe

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