Lilly Patent Searcher in Indianapolis, Indiana


Title Patent Searcher

City Indianapolis

State / Province Indiana

Country USA

Workplace Arrangement Local

Company Overview At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.


The purpose of the job is to sort, prioritize, and synthesize patent-related information obtained through searching expertise and technical knowledge to support Patent Research Consultants and patent attorneys in patent-risk identification, assessment, and mitigation and in development of advice affecting business decisions.


  • Conduct advanced searches for technical, patent, and other information relating to patent issues.

  • Analyze, sort, prioritize, and summarize information from various data sources to facilitate efficient and accurate assessments related to patentability, due diligence, landscapes, freedom-to-operate, and litigation.

  • Develop current awareness alerts and monitor current trends and competitive information on topics relevant to prior art, patentability, licensing, landscapes, due diligences, and freedom-to-operate.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science field (eg. organic chemistry and biochemistry).

  • At least 3 years of job-related experience performing searches based on, for example, chemical structure, biomolecule structure, target, mechanism, or indication for pharmaceutical/medical, biotech or the chemical industry.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Basic knowledge of pharmaceutical discovery, development, and commercialization.

  • If the level of experience is insufficient to meet the specific searching competence and patent-system knowledge preferences mentioned, then the candidate must be judged to have a very high expectation of obtaining patent-system knowledge and searching competence within 2 years through training and work experience.

  • Excellent written and oral skills.

  • Comfortable initiating and managing interactions with all levels of scientists, patent personnel and management.

  • Self-starter with proven ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and deliver superior work products on time.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Able to manage multiple projects and juggle conflicting priorities. High learning agility.

  • Able to quickly grasp new concepts and absorb large amounts of information under pressure.

  • Ability and desire to learn advanced searching skills for patent-related information.

  • Competence in conducting searches using information sources including PatBase, STN, CAS Registry, Chemical Abstracts, CAPlus, Reaxys, Derwent (DCR & WPI), Markush, Similarity, SciFinder, MARPAT, Beilstein, Questel MMS, Cortellis, and patent office databases, and the OVID platform for Medline, Embase and other biomedical databases to provide pertinent information in a form useable by Patent Research Consultants and patent attorneys.

  • Knowledge of major patent systems, particularly WIPO/PCT, US, EP, and JP, major invention classification systems, patent application procedures and process from application filing through

  • grant and inter partes challenges, bibliographic information on patents, examining procedures, and U.S. and foreign patent formats.

  • Comfortable with scientific, medical and technical terminology and ability to learn quickly.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Dedicated and inquisitive with a passion for knowledge.

  • Ability to work effectively with Patent Research Consultants and patent attorneys as both an individual contributor and team member.

  • Ability to apply critical thinking, technical background, and problem-solving skills to conduct efficient and effective patent-related searches of appropriate scope and depth.

  • Very good ability with Microsoft Office products, with emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with respect to all classified information, including privileged attorney-client communications and attorney work-product.

  • Deep knowledge of organic chemical structure and nomenclature highly preferred.

  • Good knowledge of or ability to master biological concepts and biological molecule structure and nomenclature is highly preferred.

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science is highly preferred.

Additional Information

  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Removal Date 15-Jul-2017