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Corporate Counsel, Corporate Patent Agent

La Jolla, CA 92037
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**The scope of the role will include being the lead patent agent or patent attorney for pre-clinical, clinical and approved small molecule therapeutic products within Pfizer's innovative portfolio.**


+ Providing intellectual property (IP) support for a variety of Research and Development projects, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, monitoring third party research and development activities and other related support.

+ As a member of the Pfizer Patent Department Oncology group, preferably working onsite in La Jolla, CA or Boulder, CO at least 2 days a week, but only after COVID-19 workplace restrictions are removed.

+ Evaluating invention disclosures, identifying potential patent opportunities, preparing and filing patent applications and prosecuting them worldwide.

+ Performing prior art, patentability and freedom to operate analyses.

+ Supporting oppositions, post-grant reviews and other patent office proceedings as necessary.

+ Working closely with Research, Development, Regulatory and commercial focused legal teams as needed.

+ In consultation with Research and Development, managing the relevant patent portfolio to recommend retention, abandonments or cutbacks.

+ Providing legal support for IP aspects of relevant business/transactional matters, including conducting IP due diligence in support of potential licensing or acquisition opportunities.

+ Working with the IP Enforcement group as needed in support of IP litigation.

+ Ensuring consistently high quality and timeliness of IP advice and support, including docket management.

+ Managing docket costs, travel and use of outside counsel with a goal of ensuring that IP support is provided in a cost-effective manner that meets the budgetary goals of the IP Department.


+ MS or PhD degree in chemistry, or closely related scientific field, or comparable research experience

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

+ 6-8 years of work experience in the sciences field

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


+ J.D. and a member of at least one state bar, but US Patent Agents are encouraged to apply


+ Primarily desk work involving the use of standard word processing and organizational computer applications.


+ Occasional travel may be required, typically within the U.S. or Europe.

**Other Job Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: June 11, 2021**

+ Additional Location Information: Boulder, CO; La Jolla, CA

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

**For roles based in Colorado:**

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $146,500 to $244,100. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 20% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**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.

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Posted: 2021-05-26 Expires: 2021-06-28
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