Chief International Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Madison, N.J.

Wyeth Wyeth is seeking a Chief International Patent Counsel for its Madison, N.J. headquarters. Primary objective will be to serve as the chief patent law advisor and counselor to Wyeth’s international affiliates on patent matters. Selected candidate will report to the Vice President and Deputy Chief Patent Counsel and manage the patent law team servicing the company's international affiliates.

• Provide strategic advice and counsel to international and affiliate management and others within company concerning international patent issues.
• Coordinate development and implementation of international patent strategies with internal patent prosecution group and therapeutic area attorneys.
• Provide advice and counsel to patent department regarding international developments in substantive patent law, policy, and political and business environment.
• Coordinate with patent litigation attorneys to direct and manage international patent litigation, including serving as the primary contact with affiliate management and where appropriate, supervising outside litigation counsel.
• Work with internal and external policy groups and advocacy groups to enhance development of intellectual property protections around the world.
• Assist with and provide counsel relating to potential divestments, acquisitions and technology-related agreements.
• Engage and supervise outside counsel as necessary and appropriate to advise on specific matters.
• Prepare opinions relating to various international patent issues.
• Coordinate activities of the International Patent Group with regional and affiliate general lawyers.

• JD (or foreign equivalent) with top notch academic qualifications
• Member of at least one state bar (or foreign equivalent)
• Bachelor's Degree in a relevant Science focus (i.e., chemistry or biology)
• 10+ years of in-house and/or law firm experience in international patent law
• Pharmaceutical/health care experience preferred
• Litigation experience strongly preferred
• International legal training or work experience strongly preferred

Wyeth offers competitive compensation and benefits programs, including child-care subsidies, flex-time, business casual attire, educational assistance and professional development programs.

To apply online, please visit us at: For additional information regarding this position, contact A. DeVos:

Wyeth is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

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By working at Wyeth, you can help others to live longer, more fulfilling lives while realizing other important professional objectives. Discovering and developing innovative products in the areas of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer healthcare, nutritional and animal healthcare, our global organization is dedicated to making the world a healthier place to live. Wyeth has a long-standing value of respect for people that promotes a diverse culture and an environment of mutual respect for our employees, customers, and communities. As a global corporation, Wyeth is committed to cultivating a diverse workplace where individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints are valued.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Madison, New Jersey