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Senior Counsel, IP Prosecution

AbbVie is searching for an In-House Counsel in our Intellectual Property Prosecution group to support our oncology R&D team. This position will be based at the company’s headquarters in North Chicago, IL. Working both individually and in cross-functional teams, the in-house counsel will develop and implement intellectual property strategy for AbbVie’s therapeutic products and product candidates, including compositions, manufacturing methods, formulations, and methods of use. Responsibilities include working with scientific teams to identify patentable subject matter; drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide both directly and through management of outside counsel; conducting prior art searches; analyzing third-party patent positions; conducting due diligence in support of licensing activities; providing legal advice and counsel to cross-functional R&D and business teams on a variety of IP related matters; and challenging/defending patents in IPR, opposition, interference and other proceedings.