IP Technical Specialist – Large Corporation – Flagstaff, Ariz.

Gore Medical Products Gore Medicalhas provided creative therapeutic solutions to complex medical problems for 35 years, saving and improving the quality of lives worldwide. As a leading manufacturer of vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes for hernia repair, and sutures, we are looking for an Intellectual Property Technical Specialist to join our team in Flagstaff, AZ.

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we're looking for you. In this role, you will help manage important intellectual-property activities. You will be an integral part of our business and legal teams and will work on cutting-edge technical and legal issues that are found only at the forefront of research and development efforts.

The ideal candidate will:
• Be passionate about providing IP support for development of state-of-the art implantable medical devices 
• Be energized by working for a world-class manufacturer and collaborating on cross-functional teams 
• Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships

• Supporting internal legal and product-development teams focused on research and development as well as current products 
• Creating and driving intellectual-property strategies related to product and technology development 
• Interacting with the legal group regarding patent drafting and prosecution, including claim drafting, response, and overall portfolio strategies 
• Supporting our business and legal team with freedom-to-practice, patentability, and patent-validity analysis, including intensive searches of patent and non-patent literature databases 
• Providing proactive prioritization, strategic consultation, and cultivation of the intellectual-property portfolio in support of the business unit's intellectual-property needs 
• Counseling, training, and mentoring internal associates and suppliers on intellectual-property issues 
• Identifying and enforcing trade-secret matters 
• Supporting litigation activity as directed

Required Job Qualifications:
At least one of the following: 
•Bachelor's degree in science or engineering 
•Graduate degree with broad-based engineering skills 
• Bachelor's or graduate degree (any discipline) plus experience working with interventional medical devices
• At least 3 years' experience in a strategic intellectual-property and technology coordinator role 
• Experience with patent drafting, prosecution strategies, and patent law 
• Skills performing patent and non-patent literature searches 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
• Strong business acumen 
• Ability to facilitate and appropriately serve as a liaison on issues between technical and legal colleagues 
• Flexibility and adaptability to work in a hands-on, fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment

Desirable Job Qualifications:
• Registered Patent Agent, with detailed knowledge of patent laws and regulations

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. EEO/AA Employer

Apply online by visiting: http://www.gore.com/change-life

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Flagstaff, Arizona