Head IP Litigation ex-US, Sandoz International, Germany

Division SANDOZ
Geschäftseinheit Global Legal SZ
Standort Holzkirchen (near Munich)
Funktionsbereich Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Regular
StellenID 239508BR


Job Summary

Would you like to work for a Global Generics and Biosimilars company and contribute to our mission to extend and improve people’s lives?
Look no further, apply today. Head IP Litigation ex-US, Sandoz, Holzkirchen, Germany

Sandoz is currently recruiting for a Head IP Litigation ex-US to join our global legal team to lead the Sandoz IP Litigation & Launch function outside of North America

Job purpose

The purpose of the Head IP Litigation ex-US role includes responsibility to manage, direct, and/or coordinate through strategic guidance, all Sandoz patent litigation and related intellectual property (IP) activities and ensure close collaboration with the other Novartis Divisions to maximize value for patients and shareholders.

Key Responsibilities

• Manage and lead the patent litigation ex-US team, consisting of six litigators and one assistant
• Serve as a strategic thought partner to the Sandoz IP and legal teams and the Sandoz business on issues of patent litigation, launch strategies and market exclusivity; optimize launch timelines
• Ensure the highest quality patent litigation strategies are implemented and oversee the execution thereof to optimize the return on investment for all our products, including small molecule, respiratory and biosimilars
• Coach, mentor, and foster a world-class litigation team
• Member of the Sandoz IP Leadership team, responsible for the seamless cooperation with other parts of the global IP team including proactively fostering cooperation, information exchange and enterprise thinking

About Sandoz:

Sandoz is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. As a division of the Novartis Group, our purpose is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. We contribute to society’s ability to support growing healthcare needs by pioneering novel approaches to help people around the world access high-quality medicine. Our portfolio of approximately 1000 molecules, covering all major therapeutic areas, accounted for 2016 sales of USD 10.1 billion. In 2016, our products reached well over 500 million patients and we aspire to reach one billion. Sandoz is headquartered in Holzkirchen, in Germany’s Greater Munich area.

Benefits of Working for Sandoz

• Competitive salary
• Performance based annual bonus
• Work/life integration
• Eligible to Sandoz pension plan
• 30 working days' holiday per calendar year
• Subsidised on-site cafeteria
• Free shuttle bus between Sandoz and Holzkirchen train station
• Additional benefits

‘I came for the job, I stay for the culture’

Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance


The ideal candidate will have

• Admission to practice as an attorney-at-law (e.g., lawyer or solicitor) in one or more national or state jurisdictions. Additionally a technical degree (B.Sc. or higher) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or English is required
• Greater than 10 years’ experience as an IP litigator is required, preferably with significant experience in a multinational corporate environment litigating multijurisdictional disputes
• Leadership experience is required; with a proven ability to manage and motivate associates of widely varying backgrounds across a dispersed and matrix organization being preferred.
• Demonstrated track record of IP litigation success in the pharmaceutical/medical device industry is required
• Proven understanding of product launch and commercialization processes as well as market dynamics and key competitors in the pharmaceutical and/or medical device industries is strongly preferred

We focus on creating an inclusive organisation and welcome people who have different knowledge, perspectives, experience and working styles from across the global population.

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