Director, Legal Counsel - Canada IP

May 25, 2024
Jun 14, 2024
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Together, we're on a mission to make good health more affordable and accessible, to help millions around the world enjoy healthier lives. It's a mission that bonds our people across nearly 60 countries and a rich, diverse variety of nationalities and backgrounds. Working here means working with the world's leading manufacturer of generic medicines, and the proud producer of many of the products on the World Health Organization's Essential Medicines List. Today, at least 200 million people around the world take one of our medicines every single day. An amazing number, but we're always looking for new ways to continue making a difference, and new people to make a difference with.

The opportunity

The Director, Legal Counsel – Canada Intellectual Property will be responsible for developing and implementing IP strategy for Teva's generic products for the Canadian market, will advise senior R&D and commercial colleagues, and will manage Canadian IP litigation (innovative and generic).

The position is located at Teva Canada headquarters in Toronto or Montreal, Canada.

How you'll spend your day

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement generic IP strategy for Teva products in the Canadian market
  • Determine patent certification, exclusivity and carve–out strategy and tactics for ANDS submissions in Canada
  • Providing portfolio management and R&D with clearance advice for generic products and advise Commercial/Launch Teams on potential product launch dates
  • Supporting value–generating business initiatives with patent dispute risk, avoidance, and resolution advice
  • Manage Canadian patent litigation (innovative and generic), assist in development of claims and defenses
  • Oversee external counsel, including work product, budget, and invoices
  • Participate in and/or lead various legal tasks/projects within the greater International Markets environment when needed
  • Collaborate with other regional and global Legal, Commercial, Portfolio, Regulatory and R&D leaders to ensure alignment and consistency in strategy and operations
  • Foster the "Legal Tone" for our ethical behaviour, integrity, compliance standards and policies
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with regulatory authorities to stay informed about changes and advocate for the company's interests.
  • Other projects and duties as required/assigned
Your experience and qualifications
  • Law degree (JD or LLB) from a reputable Canadian and admitted to practice in at least one province (admission to Ontario or Quebec preferred). Degree in life sciences–related field an asset.
  • A minimum 8 years' experience in intellectual property, in private practice or a combination of private practice and in house counsel.
  • Prior experience in pharmaceutical patent opinion work is essential
  • Experience litigating Canada NOC cases required. Track record of successful achievements and progression
  • Must be a member in good standing of a provincial bar in Ontario and/or Quebec
  • Excellent skills in drafting and editing legal documents
  • Self–starter, superior organizational and problem–solving skills with the ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure, balancing multiple projects in a fast–paced environment
  • Knowledge of healthcare, Market Trends, Regulatory, Competitors & Customer Insights
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