30 days old

Senior Corporate Counsel Intellectual Property

Bristol Myers Squibb
Seattle, Washington 98102
  • Job Type
    Corporate Counsel, Law Firm Partner, Law Firm Associate

Senior Corporate Counsel, Innovation Law, Seattle, WA

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is seeking a Senior Corporate Counsel to join BMS’ cell therapy research and development center in Seattle, WA.  The attorney will support clients across multiple functional areas to build and leverage BMS’ intellectual property interests, with a focus on cell and gene therapy products and processes.  Responsibilities include providing strategic counsel on all facets of intellectual property law, including procurement, enforcement, freedom to operate, and business development, as well as legal counsel to the Research & Early Development organization.  The attorney will work closely with clients in various functions in a dynamic, growth-oriented environment and will collaborate with other in-house and outside attorneys to accomplish BMS objectives. 



The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  • J.D. degree or equivalent and admission to at least one State bar.

  • 12 or more years of patent experience in the biotechnology field, preferably including at least five years working in-house for an innovative biopharmaceutical company.

  • Registered to practice before the USPTO and eligible to practice in Washington or obtain a limited license for in-house counsel.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the biologic or related sciences.  An advanced degree and/or scientific research experience preferred.

  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Service-oriented focus with ability to work as part of cross-functional teams and drive results.

  • Highest integrity, excellent judgment and the ability to proactively recognize and effectively assess business risk and communicate legal issues to patent, legal and general management.

  • Experience managing other professionals preferred



  • Pharmaceuticals
Posted: 2022-10-31 Expires: 2022-11-30

Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.


Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

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