The Senior manager, IP Global Services will be responsible for the management of the entire portfolio of Pfizer’s Intellectual Property, specifically the patent and trademark docketing systems, physical records, and patent annuities. They will be primarily responsible for the overall support given to Pfizer attorneys, specialists, and patent coordinators worldwide to complete their docket entries. The Sr Manager will manage staff who coordinate the docketing of electronic mail, annuity payments and coordination of physical document management/archiving. The IPGS teams located in Peapack, NJ, New York, La Jolla, and Sandwich, UK will report to this position. As such, the Senior Manager, IP Global Services will be responsible for managing all areas of personnel performance and development for these teams.
Overall management of the patent and trademark docketing system, thru supervision and development of 8 colleagues who analyze over 100k of docketing email per year, interact with outside counsel, agents, and Pfizer’s attorneys to ensure data accuracy.
Management of the Patent annuity payment and file archiving teams including people management responsibilities for a three additional colleagues.
Collaborating with attorneys and other legal/functional business colleagues and external counsel/consultants(some at a senior level) to design and manage critical processes and projects in the areas of patent docketing, records and annuities support within predetermine deadlines and budget.
Designing and implementing audit practices and policies for ensuring accuracy of work product, data, and records.
Drafting complex and/or important documents and reports, ensuring the accuracy and execution thereof, and delivering the final work product to attorneys, other business colleagues, external counsel, and consultants.
Keeping current on IP laws and practices worldwide, ensuring that those laws and practices are applied to their areas of responsibility and ensuring that their direct reports understand and apply those law and practices to work product.
Responsibly for the data integration of acquisitions/divestitures/licenses /collaborations including data integrity checks for both Patent & Trademark portfolios.
7+ years relevant intellectual property formalities experience gained in a law firm or in-company with a focus supporting pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical companies
Demonstrated mastery in IP Portfolio Management systems and document management systems including some exposure to the maintenance of underlying rules within these
Highly Proficient in Patent & Trademark docketing, annuities, and renewals across all jurisdictions
Strong Knowledge of Patent & Trademark international filing systems and IP Laws and practices worldwide
Strong attention to detail required
Demonstrated mastery in leading processes, projects, and people toward the successful accomplishment of goals
Demonstrate ability to regularly adapt and refine standard methods and techniques by applying breadth of knowledge and prior work experience to address current, emerging, and future requirements
Demonstrate ability to prudently exercise independent judgment with respect to situations that are very unusual, highly complex, and/or unique situations
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact
Nice To Have:
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel & Outlook
Evolving to meet the needs of a changing societySince Pfizer was founded by cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart in 1849, our pharmaceutical company has remained dedicated to discovering and developing new, and better, ways to prevent and treat disease and improve the health and quality of life for people around the world. From the miracle of penicillin to patient assistance programs like Pfizer RxPathways that help people without prescription coverage have access to important medications, we focus on meeting the world’s diverse health needs. We invite you to explore our rich history and see how we have continually evolved our organization to keep pace with the needs and expectations of our stakeholders and society as a whole.