AbbVie is searching for an in-house patent prosecution Counsel for our Intellectual Property Prosecution group. This position will be based in our North Chicago headquarters with a hybrid work model (on site 3+ days/week).
Acting individually and in cross-functional teams, the in-house Counsel will develop and implement intellectual property strategies for AbbVie's products and product candidates.
Maximize AbbVie's competitive position through creation and implementation of intellectual property strategies
Provide legal advice and counsel to cross-functional R&D and business teams on a variety of IP-related matters
Draft, file, and prosecute strategically useful patent applications worldwide both directly and through management of outside counsel
Challenge and defend patents in IPR, opposition, interference, and other post-grant proceedings
Conduct prior art searches, analyze third-party patent positions, and conduct due diligence to support business development activities
JD degree from an accredited law school, state bar admission enabling in-house practice (specific state not required), and registration to practice before the USPTO
3+ years of experience practicing patent law as an attorney or patent agent at a law firm and/or life sciences company, including substantial U.S. and foreign patent prosecution
Technical background relevant for pharmaceutical patent prosecution, such as:
Experience with small molecule and/or biological pharmaceutical discovery & development, and/or
Advanced degree in relevant field, such as molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, or chemical engineering
Strong legal, analytical, communication, collaboration, and people skills
Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects to meet deadlines