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Company: Johnson & Johnson
Position: Senior Patent Counsel
Location: New Brunswick, NJ or La Jolla, CA

Description: The responsibilities of this Senior Patent Counsel include:

  • Representing and advising Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical businesses and R&D units in the areas of patent law and strategy
  • Patent preparation, patent prosecution, and counseling in the biotechnology area
  • Conducting third-party IP diligence
  • Providing oversight of contractual corporate relationships
  • Experience in contract drafting and negotiation is desired
Contact: Michele Mangini at


  • A minimum of a law degree from an internationally or nationally recognized university is required along with active registration, in good standing, with a state bar and as a U.S. patent attorney.
  • Educational and/or work experience in the U.S. or with a U.S. based multinational corporation is preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of biotechnology patent experience at a law firm or in-house legal department of a corporation is required.
  • An advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in life sciences, with a focus in antibody, vaccine, and cell therapy technologies, is required
  • Prior experience in the biotechnology industry is preferred
  • The candidate must be fluent in both written and spoken English, be able to communicate effectively, and demonstrate the ability to counsel senior management.
  • A positive attitude, the ability to work independently and across business functions and cultures with teams across multiple time zones are required.
  • The ability to accommodate occasional travel is required.

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