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Associate Director (d/f/m), Patent Attorney - Global Medical Devices and Digital Health

Date: Aug 19, 2022

Location: Ulm, DE, 89079

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Who are we?

We want to improve the life of our patients. That is our daily mission. We are proud of our 2,500 employees who provide millions of people with essential medicines every day. Health needs a healthy environment - we are committed to this and as an environmental pioneer in the German pharmaceutical industry, we set our German sites carbon-neutral in 2021. And that's not all: we are represented in over 80 countries worldwide, the market leader in generics, the home of Germany's well-known pharmaceutical brand Ratiopharm and a leading manufacturer of biopharmaceuticals. In total, we offer a wide range of approximately 700 products. These includes innovative drugs, generics and over-the-counter medicines.

In a nutshell: We are Teva - and we are very proud of it!

If you feel like us and if you are someone who enjoys exploring unknown paths - then we would like to get to know you. Are you also enthusiastic about global markets and technologies? And would you like to develop the future of healthcare at a leading provider of generics and biopharmaceuticals? Fantastic! Then become part of our team!

Curious? Fantastic, then take a look:

A Day in Legal Department

Within this position, you will act as Patent Attorney with primary responsibility for Teva medical devices. As a part of a global team, you will draft and prosecute patent applications and maintain, defend, and extend the term of patent rights.
You will direct and advise clients on patent and related intellectual property (IP) issues for specialty and generic products. You will be in charge of identifying inventions, and securing valid patent protection worldwide, for digital products (e.g., Teva’s Digihaler) and a variety of other complex products. As a member of designated project teams, you will work closely with colleagues in the USA, UK, Ireland, and Israel and you will assist in the formulation of patent protection and clearance strategies. You will secure freedom to operate from valid blocking third party patent rights. Last but not least, you will act as an advisor and give necessary and timely professional IP input to R&D, Business Development, Markets, Litigation and other stakeholders. 
This position requires up to 20% traveling, both domestic and international.

Who are we searching for?

You are…
… a goal-oriented person, who can build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect
… able to take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight
… experienced with injectable products or digital health products (an advantage)


You have…
… admission to practice as a German or European patent attorney
… bachelor or master degree in mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering, or computer science
… over 5 years of experience doing pharma/biotech IP work, either in-house or at a law firm
… understanding of factors which influence the development of both brand and generic pharmaceutical products

What we offer

At Teva
... we take care of your health (among other things through a company health management system, a company doctor, physiotherapy, sports activities and a company canteen)
... you have time for your family (through our own company kindergarten and holiday camps for school children, as well as 30 days of vacation)
... you can develop your potential to the fullest (through a comprehensive virtual training program)
... your achievements are valued accordingly (e.g. through recognition and Senior-Leaders-Programs, as well as various company events)
... we think together with you about your future (e.g. through a company pension scheme)


Legal & IP

Reports to

Senior Director, Associate General Patent Counsel European Generics, Global Medical Devices and Digital Health 


Agnieszka Ianakiev 
Human Resources

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