Position Description

Director of Intellectual Property
Location NJ, Princeton
Job Category Intellectual Property
Employment Duration Full time
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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


Sun Pharma is seeking a Director of Intellectual Property that will support generic and branded therapy areas.  The ideal candidate will join a highly effective team in managing all aspects of intellectual property.  We are looking for a candidate who not only is responsible for their individual projects, but can also make valuable contributions at a group level.


  • Conduct due diligence on potential mergers and acquisitions and freedom-to-operate assessments that drive strategic acquisitions and product development;
  • Collaborate with counsel on a variety of clients within the business on IP and other legal issues;
  • Interact with and provide legal and strategic guidance to senior management and other functional organizational leadership;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including negotiating, preparing and reviewing research and development agreements, settlement agreements, confidentiality agreements, license agreements, and consulting agreements and counseling the business regarding IP transactional matters;
  • Efficiently manage patents, trademarks and coexistence agreements
  • IP Review, clearance or promotional materials and scientific publications

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from accredited law school and admitted to a US state bar in good standing;
  • USPTO registration in good standing preferred;
  • Strong academic background;
  • BS in engineering or science preferred;
  • Law firm and in-house experience preferred
  • Requirements for Counsel: must have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in-house or at a law firm working as a patent attorney, with progressively more work experience counseling clients on intellectual property issues; including patent, copyright and trademarks
  • Substantial experience with negotiating and drafting intellectual property agreements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, quantitative, analytical, organizational, and follow-up skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and strategic thinking;
  • Ability to understand and comply with applicable government regulations and company operating procedures, processes, policies, and tasks.
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