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Roivant Sciences is global healthcare company focused on biomedical research.
New York City    Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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Associate Partner, Intellectual Property

Roivant Pharma is a global biotech company focused on realizing the full value of promising drug candidates & systematically reducing the time & cost of delivering new drugs to the market. We are dedicated to creating a better way forward for promising medicines, in a way that is a win for stakeholders across the entire healthcare industry, but most importantly helps patients who stand to benefit from advancements in areas of real unmet medical need. This highly dynamic team is seeking an Associate Partner, Intellectual Property with experience in pharma/biotech for its legal department. The position will report to the Partner, Intellectual Property & will be located in the companys New York headquarters.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Conducting IP due diligence on assets for in-licensing (both small & large molecules)
  • Reviewing & negotiating IP terms in agreements
  • Providing counsel on several patent matters
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Trademark portfolio management
  • Providing counsel on general trademark matters
  • Managing the IP budget
  • Overseeing Intellectual Property assets of operating subsidiaries
  • Keeping abreast of developments in IP law & policy that could impact the companys business
  • Educating management & business team on IP law & related regulatory concepts


  • 7 to 10 years experience in patent preparation & prosecution in the life sciences, with a particular preference for experience with prosecution of both small molecules & large molecules (aka, biologics)
  • Experience with conducting due diligences on small & large molecule assets for in-licensing opportunities
  • Patent portfolio management, including the ability to analyze patent portfolios & advise research & business functions on ways to enhance & expand the portfolio
  • Strong preference for IP transaction experience such as license agreements, research agreements, & related agreements
  • Solid understanding of the Hatch-Waxman Act, the Biologics Price Competition & Innovation Act of 2009 (the BPCIA), the America Invents Act of 2012, & essential regulatory concepts such as data exclusivity, Orange Book listings, & related concepts governing the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Basic understanding of the USFDA regulatory requirements for approval of NDAs, ANDAs, 505(b)(2) applications, BLAs, & aBLAs
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with tight timelines
  • A strategic thinker that can break down barriers, drive great decisions, & make an impact
  • Experience with trademarks is a plus
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to work with multiple teams focusing on myriad priorities

Applicants must be a member in good standing of a state bar, preferably New York & must be registered with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

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