Lead IP Litigation Counsel (m/w/d)

Division SANDOZ
Geschäftseinheit Global Legal SZ
Standort Holzkirchen (near Munich)
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Regular
StellenID 266000BR


800. Is the number of projects Sandoz currently has in development. The purpose of Lead IP Litigation Counsel role is to be a business partner that delivers practical and valuable commercial opportunities and results and to support development, planning and execution of complex multi-jurisdictional patent litigation and launch strategies for generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars.

Would you like to work for a Global Generics and Biosimilars company and contribute to our mission to extend and improve people’s lives? Join Sandoz!

A division of Novartis, Sandoz is a global leader in Generic and Biosimilar medicines, committed to playing a leading role in driving access to medicine worldwide.

Your responsibilities:

• Develop and implement multi-jurisdictional IP litigation strategies;
• Advice and partner with commercial stakeholders regarding all planned and pending IP litigations and projects;
• Increase the professional expertise of the IP department and assist training members of the IP litigation team;
• Liaise with Commercial Operations, Regions, Launch Management and BD&L Functions;
• Manage external counsel, both in terms of instructions and budget;
• Manage complex, multi-jurisdictional patent litigation activities (incl. related IP aspects);
• Support and assist securing freedom from valid blocking 3rd party patent rights;
• Collaborate with the Product Strategy and Product Attorneys to ensure seamless and excellent service delivery;
• Continuously inform supervisor about activities and seek support and approval from supervisor.


What you’ll bring to the role:

• Deliver and executing the right launch and litigation strategy
• Timely and professional IP input for R&D/Licensing/M&A/Markets/Litigation activities
• Collaborative approach to managing litigation cases and interacting with clients
• Timely and accurate updating of systems and maintenance of records to reflect developments and issues for IP litigations and projects



Desirable Requirements:

Education (minimum/desirable):
• Admission to practice as a lawyer in at least one European jurisdiction
• Technical degree (B.Sc. or higher)

• Fluent in English on business level with excellent communication skills in spoken/written word is essential
• Fluency in additional language is a plus


• 8 +years relevant litigation experience in a law firm or corporation;
• Preferably experience handling Pharmaceutical and/or Life Science litigations as both an external and in-house advisor;
• Demonstrated ability to consistently perform complex litigation activities independently and efficiently;
• Recognized as a strategic partner by the relevant clients with respect to litigation activities;
• Ability to effectively communicate complex IP litigation information to a broad range of business stakeholders;
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to provide substantive guidance and other assistance to colleagues.

You’ll receive: (optional)
• Competitive salary
• Performance based annual bonus
• Work/life integration
• Eligible to Sandoz pension plan
• 30 working days' holiday per calendar year
• Subsidized on-site cafeteria
• Free shuttle bus between Sandoz and Holzkirchen train station
• Additional benefits

Why consider Novartis Group of Companies?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks. And where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges..

We are Sandoz, a Novartis Division. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

We develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible to improve and extend peoples’ lives. We do this, by supporting and promoting the knowledge and strengths of our employees and specifically use them to deepen our understanding of our patients and customers. Motivating conditions and an attractive salary are also part of our working environment, as well as our company culture, which is based on collaboration, curiosity, enthusiasm, courage and integrity.

Novartis stands up for equal opportunities and for the integration of persons with disabilities. Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

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