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Patent Attorney - Remote

Company: Getinge
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 project needs.

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 opportunities.
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 efforts.
Conduct patent invalidity studies. Strategize competitor patent invalidation and licensing efforts.
Guide international patent prosecution, FTO, and strategy.
Competitor monitoring.
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 following background:
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 is preferred.
Patent prosecution experience is strongly preferred. Experience reviewing invention disclosures and evaluating patentability is preferred. Experience with internal IP "mining" and "harvesting" is appreciated.
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 particularly valuable.
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 medical technology.

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 2025.

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 law.

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