Associate Director (gn) Intellectual Property

  • Senior, very experienced
  • Law
  • Medicine, Pharmacy, Laboratory
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Formycon is an international leading, independent developer of high-quality biopharmaceutical medicines, especially biosimilars. With an experienced team comprised of around 240 highly skilled professionals, the company is able to span the entire value chain of biosimilar drug development, from market analysis and target definition by protein analytics, to the development of production processes, to clinical trials and the regulatory approval process.

Our focus is on treatments in ophthalmology and immunology as well as for other key chronic diseases. Formycon is making a major contribution towards providing as many patients as possible with access to vital and affordable medicines.

To support our team in Martinsried near Munich, we are looking for suitable candidates for this full-time and permanent position, to begin work as soon as possible.

Your responsibilities

The position holder will work as member of the in-house development teams to secure freedom-to-operate for  Formycons biosimilar candidates, and to generate IP to protect the companies own innovations. This includes the following tasks:
  • Harvesting inventions and securing patent protection world-wide
  • Managing the firm’s compliance with national employee invention laws  
  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications, maintaining and defending the companies own patent assets
  • Acting as active member of the firm`s development teams, directing and advising proactively on patent/ freedom to operate and related IP matters
  • Providing regular IP -landscape overviews for development projects and recommending consecutive actions to development teams and at executive level
  • Preparing and leading clearing-away activities, e.g. EP oppositions, UPC and national revocation actions with the aim to secure freedom to operate for the firm`s development candidates; 
  • Support in-house activities around development candidate selection, M&A and licenses activities, as well as in-house innovation management
  • Lead IP matters in the context of the firm`s collaborative research and development activities
  • Supporting of and collaborating with in-house business IP colleagues in all matters around the enforcement of the firm’s own IP rights and for IP activities to prepare for launch of own products 

Your qualifications

  • Degree in science preferably in chemistry, biotechnology or biochemistry
  • Qualification as European and/or national patent attorney
  • 7 plus years of working experience as in-house patent attorney, preferably within the pharmaceutical industry and/or patent attorney in a law firm, preferably advising clients in the pharmaceutical industry, most preferably with experience in the biosimilar field
  • Experienced in conducting FTO analysis, harvesting inventions, filing/prosecuting patents before the European Patent Office and USPTO and advising development teams on IP strategies
  • Fluent in English, German is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, team player and hands on mentality
  • German work permit is mandatory

We offer

  • Flexible working time
  • Hybrid work
  • 30 days paid vacation
  • Formycon pension
  • Group accident insurance
  • Formycon card
  • Continuing education offers
  • Team spirit, great working atmosphere and much more!
Bring us your skills and energy, and shape your own career in a stimulating and open work environment. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are ready to take on new challenges with enthusiasm and personal commitment. Working at Formycon means being part of a smart, innovative team with minimal hierarchy and opportunity to share your own ideas.

Have we sparked your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application for employment through our online application portal. Please be sure to include all supporting documents, along with your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations. We look forward to learning about you and the qualifications which you would bring to this position.

For any questions, please send us an email at