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Senior Patent Counsel

Company: J&J Family of Companies
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Johnson & Johnson Law Department is recruiting for a Senior Patent Counsel to be located in Titusville, NJ but can also be located in New Brunswick, NJ or Spring House, PA. The position reports to an Assistant General Counsel - Patents.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

With $76.5 billion in 2017 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing over 125,000 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


The responsibilities of this position include representing and advising Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical businesses and R&D units in the areas of patent law and strategy; drafting and prosecuting patent applications; drafting and negotiating transactional agreements; conducting third-party IP diligence; oversight of contractual corporate relationships; and support in patent-related litigations. Specifically, the Senior Patent Counsel will be responsible for supporting the Infectious Diseases and/or Global Public Health units of Johnson & Johnson.



+ A minimum of undergraduate degree in chemistry or chemical related science. An advanced degree or laboratory experience is helpful.

+ A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and an active registration, in good standing, with a state bar or District of Columbia and as a USPTO registered patent attorney.

+ At least five (5) years of drafting and prosecuting pharmaceutical small molecule patent applications at a law firm or in-house legal department of a multinational corporation required. Ability to provide patent support for large molecule pharmaceutical products would be a plus.

+ At least two (2) years of experience in license/agreement drafting, negotiation and counseling preferred.

+ Experience preferred in rendering patentability and non-infringement opinions and supporting due diligence activities.

+ Fluency in both written and spoken English, emotional intelligence, and ability to counsel senior management.

+ Ability to work independently and across business functions and cultures with teams across multiple time zones.

+ Ability to travel up to 15% of the time to domestic and international destinations.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location

United States-New Jersey-Titusville-1125 Trenton Harbourton Road

Other Locations

North America-United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House


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