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Senior Manager, Intellectual Property

Company: Supernus
Location: Rockville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

To provide direction, strategy, and execution of Intellectual Property activities including, but not limited to, preparing and prosecuting patents and trademark applications, performing prior art searches, and oversight of outside counsel.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Focuses on chemistry-based inventions and interacts with staff to assess research inventions.
  • Participates in new invention disclosures, and prepares and prosecutes patent applications.
  • Conducts chemical structure searches and patentability, and FTO assessments.
  • Performs prior art searches, and recommends and implements IP strategies.
  • Licensing due diligence, IP assessment of new technologies, oversight of outside counsel, managing and administering the IP docketing and annuity payment system (CPi), management of annuity payments, and management of IP files.
  • Acts as primary IP liaison with internal departments, third-party agencies, and organizations.

Non-Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • N/A

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A

Knowledge & Other Qualifications:

  • Minimum of BS degree, preferably MS or PhD, in a life-sciences related field and 5+ years of experience in pharmaceutical/biotech patent preparation.
  • A post-graduate JD degree would be preferred.
  • Must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO).
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office products including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Project.
  • Pharmaceutical patent knowledge, transactional experience or a combination of law firm and biotech/pharmaceutical company experience is required.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow-through documents such as business correspondence, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with visitors and other employees of the organization, including educating other employees on IP issues.
  • In-depth understanding of the administrative rules of the PTO and PCT.
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and ability to multi-task.
  • Working knowledge of CPi docketing and annuity payment system.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team dynamic in a fast-paced environment.

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

  • Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or carrying objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer screen, iPad, or other electronic device; and extensive reading
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions

Other Characteristics:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain high ethical standards of integrity and quality.
  • Capable of being diligent, innovative and dynamic in approach to work.
  • Capable of performing other duties as assigned by management.
  • Authorized to legally work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Supernus, Rockville , Senior Manager, Intellectual Property, Other , Rockville, Maryland

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