Director, Legal Affairs - Patents

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Amar Annamalai
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Director, Legal Affairs - Patents

Location: Horsham, PA 19044

Posted on:  10/25/2010

Position type: 0

Job Code: 17576003

Required education: 5

Areas of expertise desired:  Other, Meeting Planning, Medical Director, Medical Writer, Project Management, Medical Marketing, Client Services, Document Control, Regulatory Affairs, Molecular Biology, All Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Toxicology, All Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Cell Biology, Synthetic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Immunology, Genetics, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Marketing, Product Management, Client Services, Medical Director, Project Management, Medical Liaison, Sales, Business Development, Marketing


Teva Pharmaceuticals USA is the leading generic pharmaceutical company, marketing products from a wide range of therapeutic areas including analgesic, anti-infective, cardiovascular, oncology, CNS, dermatological and anti-inflammatory. Teva USA products are marketed to chains, wholesalers, distributors, hospitals, managed care entities, and government agencies. The company's mission is to play a leading role in the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system through its preeminence in the development, manufacture and marketing of generic pharmaceuticals.

* Responsible for initiating and moderating the exchange of information between R&D formulators and counsel in the US and Canada directed to the development of generic drug dosage forms

* Responsible for the flow of information between R&D and Legal through regular meetings with R&D to assess progress, guide formulation development of products and provide input from outside counsel

* Meet with outside counsel on a regular basis to discuss ongoing work

* Work with counsel and lead discussions with R&D to facilitate the determination of valid formulation strategies to determine the most viable solutions for the corporation

* Request and review patent landscape searches and patent clearance opinions from outside counsel and make an assessment of information relevant to Teva

* Work with R&D and with outside counsel to obtain patent clearance opinions on a timely basis

* Insure timely completion of all legal documents required to file generic products in the US and Canada
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 10 % Domestic and international travel


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical or Biological Sciences required; MS or PhD in Organic Chemistry or equivalent in experience required

* Patent Bar preferred


* 10+ years experience within a pharmaceutical or allied industry

* Understanding of the requirements for obtaining a valid patent

* Strong Project Management skills

* Ability to multitask and must have strong organizational skills

* Strong mentoring and leadership skills

* Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access

* Previous patent experience preferred

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