Patent Attorney - Remote
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Together we can make a difference
At Getinge we are dedicated and passionate about helping our
customers save lives and ensure excellent care. A career at Getinge
provides career opportunities that both inspire and challenge.
Here, you can make a difference every day.
Patent Attorney - Medical Devices
Wayne, New Jersey, USA - Hybrid and Remote Work Considered
At Getinge we have the passion to perform
Join our global and diverse team of passionate people, and start a
career that allows you to develop both personally and
professionally. At Getinge, our passion is to ensure that every
person and community has access to the best possible care, offering
hospitals and life science institutions products and solutions to
improve clinical results and optimize workflows. Every day we
collaborate to make a true difference for our customers - and to
save more lives.
Are you looking for an inspiring career? You just found it.
We are now recruiting a US patent attorney to our international IP
team. We are looking for someone who can provide strategic insights
and advice in relation to patents and other IP, harvest new
inventions, prosecute patents, and provide proactive support to
both business leaders and engineers. You will help product teams to
design products which avoid competitor patents. You will support a
variety of medical product areas and many global teams. You will
report to the Head of IP & Digital Law. Our international IP team
is currently split between Sweden and the US.
The role requires occasional international travel. Travel is
anticipated to average 10% annually, but may vary depending on
Local and regional candidates available to work at Getinge's Wayne,
New Jersey, USA facilities at least two days per month are
preferred. More distant candidates will also be considered. Hybrid
and remote working arrangements are available.
Key Duties And Responsibilities
Provide practical patent and IP support to Getinge's business and
product teams in Europe, the USA, and beyond. Provide expert
support to the current patent heads for Getinge's Acute Care
Therapy and Surgical Workflows divisions.
Support product development, including identifying patent freedom
to operate (FTO) needs, trade secrets, and patent filing
Review and evaluate invention disclosures, and conduct internal IP
mining and harvesting.
Guide and conduct patent searches, drafting, and prosecution.
Guide and conduct patent FTO studies. Support product design-around
Conduct patent invalidity studies. Strategize competitor patent
invalidation and licensing efforts.
Guide international patent prosecution, FTO, and strategy.
Enforce, leverage, and monetize Getinge's patent portfolio.
Provide IP trainings.
Explain complex IP topics to non-legal employees.
Support M&A due diligence and post-acquisition integration.
Who You Are
To be successful in this role, we believe you should have the
Science or engineering degree is required.
Law degree is required.
USPTO registration, and attorney bar admission in at least one US
state, is required.
At least 8 years of patent or IP practice is required. In-house
experience is preferred.
Experience in the MedTech sector and/or with medical device patents
Patent prosecution experience is strongly preferred. Experience
reviewing invention disclosures and evaluating patentability is
preferred. Experience with internal IP "mining" and "harvesting" is
Patent FTO experience is preferred.
M&A IP due diligence experience is highly appreciated.
Licensing, commercial contract, IPR, and IP litigation experience
are all appreciated.
Experience managing and evaluating patents outside the US (EPO, JP,
CN) is preferred. Past exposure to EPO patent practice is
Excellent written and verbal communication, are required. Knowledge
of additional languages (such as German, Swedish, French, Mandarin,
or Danish) is plus.
We believe you have a strong sense of integrity, are proactive, and
are able to take initiative. You are a team-player, and excellent
in building relations. You are used to meeting deadlines, and able
to self-motivate and manage your own time. You will have broad
responsibilities, and an ability to prioritize. You are flexible
and open to change. We hope you will be curious about medicine and
Why work for us?
Getinge offers a safe and informal work environment, where we
appreciate kindness and friendly team collaboration. We keep an
open dialogue between leaders and employees, as well as between
teams. We are focused on developing people, and together we will
create a plan for learning and competence development when you
start your career with us. We try to help the environment
throughout the product life cycle, and aim to be CO2 neutral by
You will have the option to work remotely most of the time, while
collaborating with international teams. You will have occasional
opportunities for international meetings and site visits.
Getinge is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by
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