Intellectual Property Manager


Dublin, IE

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Legal / Compliance
Req Id:  132971


For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

Help us lead one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.


The Senior Patent Counsel will ensure that Grifols obtains effective intellectual property rights over its innovations and developments. The role will also advise on the intellectual property rights of third parties that could be infringed by Grifols’ operations.


What your responsibilities will include:


  • You will ensure all IP activities run efficiently, adherence to IP policies at Grifols and internal/external deadlines.
  • You will be responsible for the protection of all innovations arising with the Grifols group, such as from R&D, Commercial, etc.
  • You will provide IP support to internal clients within Grifols: R&D, Medical Affairs, Innovation, Marketing, etc. and commercially focused advice to R&D/Innovation areas to foster innovation and its protection.
  • You will maintain fluent communication and provide regular updates to management in respect of all IP issues.
  • You will keep abreast of developments in IP law, and update management in relation to same.
  • You will watch the patent filings of Grifols’ competitors, and provides strategic advice in relation thereto.
  • You will provide commercially focused advice in relation to novel third party technologies and potential third party collaborations.
  • You will supervise outside counsel in prosecution and adversarial matters.


Who you are:


  • PhD in Life Sciences or Chemistry.
  • Dual qualified European Patent Attorney/EU National Patent Attorney, or Licensed US Lawyer.
  • 4+ years PQE with a strong background in Pharma/Biotech.
  • Preferably from an in-house background with experience in reviewing legal agreements.
  • Scientific background with strong understanding of Intellectual Property Laws in both the US and Europe.
  • Strong MS Office skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to be a team player and work effectively with cross-functional team.


What we offer:


  • Flexible schedule. 
  • Benefits package. 


This is a brilliant opportunity for you. Grifols is fully aware that its employees are one of its major assets. We are committed to maintaining an atmosphere that encourages all our employees to develop their professional careers in an excellent working environment. If you are interested in joining our company and you have what it takes for such an exciting position, then don't hesitate to apply. We look forward to receiving your application!


Grifols is an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Dublin, Ireland 


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