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Manager Intellectual Property (m/f/d)

  • University Master's degree or PhD in a life science (e.g. pharmacology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology)
  • Patent specific education, sound professional knowledge in patent related aspects of pharmaceutical products, substantial experience in conducting patent searches using commercial patent databases (e.g. ARK, PatBase)
  • Education and experience on trademarks and trademark databases (e.g. Serion / Saegis) would be an asset - however, specific training could be provided
  • Minimum 10 years related working experience in the IP department of an internationally active pharmaceutical company
  • Provide expertise on Intellectual Property to commercial, out-licensing and production divisions
  • Conduct patent searches (e.g. API patent expiries, freedom to operate analyses)
  • Carry out trademark searches and file trademarks, accompany the trademarks registration process and support Acino's end-to end launch process in the regions
  • Support to Acino's business development (in-licensing or M&A) activities by executing due diligence on Intellectual Property and handling post-closing integration of acquired IP portfolios
  • Budget responsibility for IP activities, i.e. preparing budgets and controlling costs
  • Management of Acino's IP related databases
  • Supervision of a paralegal assisting on trademark matters
  • If required, handling of IP related litigations or administrative proceedings, leading and cooperating with external counsel

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Acino Pharma AG
8050 Zürich-Oerlikon [CH]
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