Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Arden Hills, Minn.

Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientificis seeking a Patent Counsel to work in its Arden Hills, Minnesota, offices. This person provides legal advice and service on patent, copyright, and trademark matters; evaluates patents and potential product infringement issues; prepares or oversees outside counsel's preparation of patent applications for filing in the U.S. Patent Office; and represents the company in matters relating to intellectual property law, and provides other general legal advice where required.


  • Directs the company's patent, copyright, trademark and intellectual property legal work.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation and prosecution of the U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications.
  • Reviews Outside Counsel work to ensure the work, methodology, and costs meet Boston Scientific’s expectations.
  • As directed, reviews third party patents for product clearance issues.
  • Facilitates the patent committee meetings by leading discussions, managing action items and delegating responsibility for follow-up items to committee members ensuring resolution of agenda topics.
  • May supervise exempt or nonexempt employees, and manage employee career counseling, performance evaluation, discipline, and time and attendance issues when required.
  • Provides legal advice in preparing and reviewing confidentiality, research, consulting, and other agreements.
  • Provides advice on marketing and promotional material.
  • Conducts IP related diligence on companies and/or third party patent portfolios for possible acquisition or licensing analysis.

Quality System Requirements

  • In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.
  • For those individuals that supervise others, the following statements are applicable: Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the BSC Quality Policy. Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System.


  • J.D. admitted to a state bar in good standing
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • Strong academic background
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Physics or Biomedical engineering with significant electrical engineering/computer science coursework.
  • Medical Device experience preferred
  • At least one year of IP Litigation practice exposure
  • 3-5 years of law firm or corporate department IP practice experience
  • At least 2 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the area of electrical and computer sciences

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Arden Hills, Minnesota