Senior Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Minneapolis, Minn.

ColoplastColoplast, founded in 1957 and listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange in 1983, is seeking a Senior Patent Counsel. We develop, manufacture and market medical devices and services to improve the quality of life of the users of our products. In September 2007, we employed more than 7,000 people.This position supports the Surgical Urology business. The Senior Patent Counsel will be responsible for all in-house patent preparation and prosecution.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Position will have a strong emphasis on in-house patent preparation and prosecution
• Will assist Director and Chief Patent Counsel with client counseling, freedom to operate opinions, patentability assessments, licensing, due diligence, and related matters
• Assist in properly acquiring and managing intellectual property from external sources
• Proactive patent portfolio management including building, implementing, and managing the patent portfolio

• Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
• Registered patent attorney, admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
• Admitted to practice in at least one state and eligible for admission in Minnesota
• 2-5 years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, preferably in the medical device area
• Possess strong business focus and ability to develop cross-functional partnerships
• Technical degree required (mechanical engineering, physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering) (preferred)
• Previous corporate experience (preferred, but not required)
• Strong writing skills
• Self-motivated / self-directed
• Travel - minimal

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to Please note, if you send your resume to anyone other than, it could result in a delay in the process.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Coloplast has three product areas:
• Ostomy care products for people whose intestinal outlet has been surgically rerouted through the abdominal wall
• Urology and continence care products for people with problems in the urinary system or in the male reproductive system
• Dressings for the treatment of chronic wounds and skin care products for prevention and treatment.

Our recruiting efforts are focused on identifying the best possible individuals who share our commitment to our core values, some of which include:
• We are customer driven
• We are quality conscious in all that we do
• We have a fair and respectful management style
• We are always learning and sharing new ideas
• And most importantly, we have passion for our business