Patent Counsel - All Genders

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Le contenu du poste est libellé en anglais car il nécessite de nombreuses interactions avec nos filiales à l’international, l'anglais étant la langue de travail.

Job title: Patent counsel

  • Location: Gentilly France
  • At most 50 % remote working
  • May require up to 10% overall travel (domestic and international)
  • Job type: Permanent

ABOUT THE JOB

Our Team

As Patent Counsel, Synthetic Molecules, you will be part of the Global Synthetic Molecules Patent team within Sanofi´s Global Intellectual Property Department. Based in Gentilly, Ile de France, you will be dedicated to all aspects of patent protection for a diverse range of programs across Sanofi's global business units primarily related to small molecules. You will advise on a wide range of intellectual property matters including patent preparation and prosecution, worldwide patent portfolio management, overall IP strategy, patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses.

Main responsibilities

  • Prepare, file, and prosecute US, EPO and foreign patent applications in chemical and pharmaceutical areas
  • Interact with colleagues at all levels of the organization (including Research & Development, Project Management, Business Development, Franchise, Manufacturing & Supply) in the US and Europe to provide counselling and proactively solicit invention disclosures
  • Provide patentability evaluation of IP related to internal, collaborative and external projects
  • Manage post issuance patent proceedings, such as post grant reviews, inter partes reviews and oppositions
  • Participate in due diligence and the drafting, reviewing and negotiation of agreements covering intellectual property rights
  • Conduct, direct and analyze patent searches and render opinions on validity, non-infringement and patent avoidance of third-party patents
  • Review proposed research papers and other publications for any impact on patent strategies

ABOUT YOU

Experience

  • Extensive experience in handling complex pharmaceutical IP matters and counselling senior and executive level clients/colleagues
  • Experience in managing US post-grant proceedings, EP Oppositions, IP due diligence and complex agreement drafting
  • Patent term extension/supplementary protection certificate experience is preferred

Soft skills

  • Team-focused - willingly assists colleagues in other functions (Legal, Scientists, Finance, Accounting, etc.) with projects and activities
  • Good understanding of the biopharmaceutical business and business minded, solutions-based approach to managing IP-related issues
  • Customer-oriented

Technical skills

  • Able to independently handle preparation and global prosecution of patent applications
  • Able to work in a team within an international professional network and interact with colleagues in other countries

Education

  • Technical qualification degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry at a level of Master 2 or Engineer or PhD
  • Fully Qualified European Patent Attorney
  • EU patent Litigation course (CEIPI Strasbourg) Litigation experience

Languages

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary.

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at sanofi.com

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, ability or gender identity.

Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at sanofi.com!

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