Principal Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Wilmington, Del.


AstraZeneca is seeking a Principal Patent Attorney.

In this position, you will be responsible for global intellectual property matters in Neuroscience. The selected candidate will create and maintain global patent portfolios for Research, Development and Sales, counsel clients on patent law and practice, perform contract review and due diligence on licensing opportunities, and manage outside counsel. 

BS/MS in Organic Chemistry required; PhD in Organic Chemistry preferred
JD (US); Qualified EPA (Europe)
10+ years of patent experience or 5+ years of post-qualification experience (Europe)
Background in organic/medicinal chemistry
Highly experienced in US and European Patent Law and Litigation matters
Significant experience preparing and prosecuting small molecule patent applications within or for the pharmaceutical industry
Global patent experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred

At AstraZeneca, we put people first. Whether it’s the patients we help or the employees who make everything we do possible.

To apply please visit: AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Wilmington, Delaware

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