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Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property

Req #: 1900062L_en

Location: Deerfield, IL US

Job Category: Legal

Date Posted: 4/24/2019 11:31:44 AM

Baxter International


Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property

Baxter International Inc.

Deerfield, IL

About Baxter

Every day, millions of patients and caregivers rely on Baxter's leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. For more than 85 years, we've been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen. With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter's employees worldwide are now building upon the company's rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations. To learn more, visit www.baxter.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Position Overview

Baxter has launched a search for an Associate General counsel to primarily support the Pharmaceuticals Global Business Unit. The successful candidate will be the lead attorney for a wide variety of projects, including conducting patentability, freedom to operate, and third party infringement analyses; managing patent preparation and prosecution; managing and coordinating global patent litigation and other adversarial proceedings; drafting and negotiating IP-centric contracts; training and advising business and R&D colleagues on IP-related topics. S/he will act as a partner to the general manager and leadership team of the Pharmaceuticals business. S/he will help drive the Company's business, collaborating with senior attorneys dedicated to individual global businesses and other legal functions as well as commercial professionals and other operating functions around the world.

The person sought for this role will be a proven, high-potential candidate with deep pharmaceuticals expertise, strong intellectual and communication capability, technical skills, and an ability and desire to grow with the organization.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make an immediate contribution to Baxter's continuing growth and success. For the Pharmaceuticals business, s/he will have front-line responsibility for global intellectual property support for branded drugs, generic drugs, and biosimilars in a fast-paced, global environment; and will serve as the lead attorney for many projects for the business liaising with other attorneys, business and functional colleagues to provide advice and counsel. Baxter seeks a motivated, self-starter with excellent communication and judgment to take initiative and ownership of key projects, matters and transactions. S/he will be expected to partner closely with the business in a solutions-oriented manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Lead and support all Intellectual Property aspects of Pharmaceuticals projects of varying degrees and nature.
* Work collaboratively across a broad range of people developing and maintaining strong working relationships between legal, finance, human resources, investor relations and other functions to facilitate a team based approach.
* Evaluate IP risks for launch of generic molecules under Hatch-Waxman.
* Evaluate IP risks for launch of biosimilars.
* Work with project teams and leadership to identify opportunities and balance risk.
* Juggle simultaneous projects and priorities.

* Proactively communicate and manage expectations with multiple constituencies.


Education and/or Certifications

* The successful candidate will hold a law degree and will have obtained an undergraduate degree from a college or university of recognized standing.
* S/he will be licensed in good standing to practice law in at least one state and one federal jurisdiction within the United States without any instances of suspension, revocation, censure or other adverse events in any jurisdiction.
* S/he will be licensed in good standing to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
* S/he will have a successful track record of experience, ideally gained in a combination of working in a major law firm and in-house corporate legal department. Prior work experience with a Pharmaceutical company is preferred.
* S/he should be comfortable with the technology surrounding both small molecule and large molecule (biologic) drugs. An undergraduate or advanced engineering or science degree in the chemical or biologic arts is required.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

* A seasoned, successful and proven Intellectual Property Attorney with significant pharmaceuticals and related experience.
* Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience.
* Extensive and sophisticated pharmaceuticals training and experience with a top tier law firm.
* Ideally brings a combination of both law firm and in-house. Additional exposure and experience from the pharmaceuticals industry, parameters and implications are highly desirable.
* Demonstrated management experience, including managing relationships with a diverse group of senior executives, cross functional teams and legal personnel in multiple jurisdictions.
* Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills, oral and written.
* The ability to see the "big picture" and yet be highly organized and efficient, with demonstrated attention to detail.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.


About Baxter

Baxter International Inc. (Baxter) develops, manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma and other chronic and acute medical conditions. As a global diversified healthcare company, Baxter applies a combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to create products that advance patient care worldwide. These products are used by hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctors' offices, clinical and medical research laboratories, and by patients at home under physician supervision. The Company operates in three segments: The BioScience, Medication Delivery and Renal. (Source: 10-K)