Director, Business and Legal Affairs

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: US-NJ-Bridgewater, New Jersey, US

Company: Bausch Health

Bausch Health is a global company that develops, manufactures, and markets a differentiated product portfolio across multiple high-growth therapeutic areas including Gastroenterology, Generics, Neurology, Ortho Dermatologics, Medical Aesthetics and Dentistry.  We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health.  Each day, Bausch Health products are used by over 150 million people around the world.


Our approximately 7,000 employees are united around our mission of improving people’s lives with our health care products.



The Director, Business and Legal Affairs will be an intricate part of the global intellectual property team and will support the intellectual property needs of our US corporate, R&D, and business development teams. You will be responsible for the management of patent prosecution, oversight of adversarial proceedings at the US Patent Office and federal courts, counseling to our BHC businesses, review and drafting of intellectual property agreements, and performing intellectual property diligence. This role reports to the VP, Head of Global Intellectual Property. 


This is a hybrid role and requires three days in office in Brodgewater, New Jersey. 



  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications, both domestic and international.
  • Supporting IP litigation (domestic and/or international).
  • Generating and reviewing opinions relating to infringement, validity, and clearance.
  • Working in all areas of IP due diligence, including acquisitions.
  • Negotiating and drafting complex IP agreements.
  • Pharmaceutical or medical device business on high-level patent issues.




  • Must be admitted to practice in the US PTO
  • Must be a meber of the state bar
  • 3+ years practicing patent law in the pharmaceutical and/or chemical field is required.
  • JD degree and Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy or biochemistry





This position may be available in the following location(s): US - Bridgewater, NJ

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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