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Sun Pharmaceuticals, Inc Senior Manager, Patents in Princeton, New Jersey

Senior Manager, Patents

Location NJ, Princeton

Job Category Legal

Employment Duration Full time

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Inc. is the fifth largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world, and rapidly building brand presence. We manufacture, market and distribute pharmaceuticals to the nation’s largest wholesalers, distributors, warehousing and non-warehousing chain drugstores as well as managed care providers. Our goal is to continue to develop and market quality products that bring value to our customers and ultimately the patient. Current manufacturing capabilities allow Sun Pharma to develop products across most therapeutic categories.

At Sun Pharma we believe our people are an invaluable asset. Our culturally diverse workforce is one of our biggest strengths, along with the rich experience they bring across varied skill-sets. We are proud that our global workforce is bound by our common values:

Humility. Integrity. Passion. Innovation

Title: Senior Manager, Patents


  • Assist in management the company’s patent portfolio, including drafting, filing, and prosecuting a global portfolio of patent applications, using both in-house and outside counsel resources

  • Identify patentable inventions and new IP opportunities through frequent interactions with R&D project teams, create appropriate patent protection strategies and execute on those strategies

  • Work as a liaison between business team and scientists to proactively build our Intellectual Property portfolio and ensure IP and business strategy alignment.

  • Work closely with our IP Team in patent docketing and other tasks related to managing deadlines.

  • Provide IP legal support for business development activities, such as due diligence, transactional work, patent license negotiations, and business and research collaborations

  • Review data disclosure/publication requests, advise and educate on IP-related matters

  • Monitor and analyze competitive IP, conduct and analyze patentability, infringement, freedom to operate, and invalidity searches


  • Patent agent with USPTO registration

  • Advanced degree in biology, chemistry, life sciences or related discipline required; Ph.D. preferred

  • At least 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical/biotech companies or law firms serving such clients, including hands-on experience with patent drafting and prosecution/due diligence/patentability/freedom-to-operate analyses

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact with both scientific and business leaders and with multinational personnel from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and locations

  • Ability to work independently and in teams; ability to work efficiently, to prioritize workflow, to meet demanding deadlines, and to manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment are essential

  • Must have a flexible and proactive approach to problems and demands, with the ability to thrive on challenge and react quickly and positively to a fast-moving and challenging environment.

  • Ability to

  • Experience in invention harvesting, patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio development, and patent searching

  • Detail-oriented and resourceful with excellent follow-through skills