What You'll Achieve
- Manage prosecution of pending patent applications; prepare and prosecute patent applications for new inventions.
- Work with engineers on the R&D team to capture invention disclosures.
- Review third party patents for impact on existing and new products as well as relevance to patent applications.
- Conduct intellectual property due diligence prior to potential acquisitions and contractual relationships.
- Manage outside counsel and maintain strong working relationship with USPTO.
- Oversee protection of trademarks and copyrights.
- Review and revise intellectual property protection and disclosure practices.
- Assist in resolution of intellectual property disputes and litigation.
- Negotiate and document intellectual property licensing arrangements.
- Provide pragmatic, business-oriented advice on the retention or acquisition of intellectual property rights.
- Communicative effectively, both in writing and verbally, with other departments and senior management to convey intellectual property strategy.
What You Bring
- J.D. and membership the California Bar or at least one other state's bar and the ability to obtain registered in-house counsel status.
- Admission to practice before USPTO.
- Six plus years of relevant legal experience.
- Undergraduate degree in mechanical or biomedical engineering preferred.
- Ability to process a high volume of work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience with medical devices strongly preferred, ideally with those used in vascular and endovascular procedures.
- Software engineering or computer science background a plus.
- Demonstrated managerial and interpersonal skills with a "can-do" attitude.
Valid Through: 2019-9-13