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Patent Attorney

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Tucson
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Roche fosters diversity, equity and inclusion, representing the communities we serve. When dealing with healthcare on a global scale, diversity is an essential ingredient to success. We believe that inclusion is key to understanding people's varied healthcare needs. Together, we embrace individuality and share a passion for exceptional care. Join Roche, where every voice matters.The PositionA healthier future. It's what drives us to innovate. To continuously advance science and ensure everyone has access to the healthcare they need today and for generations to come. Creating a world where we all have more time with the people we love. That's what makes us Roche.As a patent professional at Roche Diagnostics, you will be in charge of handling the intellectual property aspects of technologies making an impact on patients' everyday lives.As a valued team member you will help bring new diagnostic testing capabilities to market by serving as a functional lead on teams that are working to create, develop and improve diagnostic testing platforms. In this role, you will manage and expand a patent portfolio and ensure freedom-to-operate for diagnostic assays and workflows implemented on automated testing systems. Position is based in Tucson, AZ; other nearby Roche locations such as Santa Clara, CA and Pleasanton, CA, are possible for the right candidate; a fully remote position is not possible.The Opportunity

  • Provide clear and informed counseling to stakeholders engaged in research & development, manufacturing, business development/partnering, portfolio and lifecycle management, and commercialization activities
  • Render legal opinions with respect to patentability, validity, and freedom-to-operate in connection with product development efforts
  • Be responsible for a substantial worldwide patent portfolio and perform patent prosecution work directly and in collaboration with outside counsel
  • Align the patent portfolio with short- and long-term business needs and priorities by identifying, developing and securing patent protection for the output of company R&D efforts to the broadest extent possible
  • Apply knowledge of patent trends and case law developments, in combination with technical understanding, to devise patent strategies and advise stakeholders accordingly
  • Assist with and/or conduct due diligence assessments and provide counseling based on these assessments (including freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity analyses), evaluate associated risks, and develop risk mitigation strategies
  • Support a variety of intellectual property-related contracts and relationships with third parties (such as MTAs, CDAs, research collaborations, licensing agreements, acquisition and litigation activities, and marketing efforts) by closely collaborating with company transactional attorneys and licensing colleagues
  • Deliver results on-time, on-target and within-budget according to team goalsWho You Are
    • 5-7+ years of experience in patent prosecution and counseling in a corporate setting and/or law firm
    • Registered US patent agent or attorney qualification required; for attorney applicants, JD is required and you must be a member in good standing of at least one state bar
    • Advanced Degree or equivalent experience in Chemistry or Biochemistry
    • Experience in patenting biomolecular conjugates and small molecules preferred
    • Contract and transactional experience is desirable, but not required
    • Some travel requiredImportant Stakeholders/ Interactions
      • Head of IP, Pathology Customer Area
      • Head of IP, Molecular Customer Area
      • Head of IP, Roche Diagnostics
      • Business and Project Teams
      • Members of Research & Development across Roche Diagnostics
      • Patent and Trademark OfficeRelocation benefits are available for this posting.Pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, and other job-related factors permitted by law. A discretionary annual bonus may be available based on individual and Company performance. This position also qualifies for the benefits listed below.BenefitsRoche offers highly competitive benefit plans and programs, including:--- Medical, dental and vision insurance--- 401(k) and 401(k) matching--- Paid time offWho we areAt Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.If you have a disability and need an accommodation in relation to the online application process, please contact us by completing this form Accommodations for Applicants.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Tucson , Patent Attorney, Legal , Tucson, Arizona

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