ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“ACADIA”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Vice President, Intellectual Property position.
Company: ACADIA is a leading, publicly traded biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the advancement of innovative medicines that improve the lives of patients with central nervous system disorders.
Position: Reporting directly to ACADIA’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, the newly created position of Vice President – Intellectual Property will have primary responsibility for leading strategy and tactics for the company’s patent portfolio and its future IP litigation. Core duties will include working with the R&D and CMC groups on opportunities for expansion of the company’s patent portfolio, working with business development to evaluate the intellectual property of potential target candidates and companies, and supporting the senior management team on various IP-related initiatives.
Experience: A minimum of 15 years of legal experience in both patent prosecution and Hatch-Waxman litigation, with experience in patent portfolio analysis, preferably with a strong base in private practice and in-house with an innovative or generic pharmaceutical company.
Location: San Diego, CA. Relocation assistance is available.
Internal Number: O-2466722
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