Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Warsaw, Ind.

Zimmer BiometZimmer Biomet is seeking a patent counsel to work in its Warsaw, Indiana, offices.

Responsible for:

  • working with development teams and providing advice regarding patent review and design options, claim coverage, and other issues that effect the design and development of orthopaedic devices;
  • management of preparation and prosecution of patent applications covering the products under development; and
  • providing education to design and marketing teams on basic patent law issues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategically manage patent portfolio including managing outside counsel regarding patent prosecution, and evaluating new invention disclosures for filing
  • Integrate with design and marketing teams to anticipate patent issues and assist in providing patent perspective and advice that enables management to make business decisions.
  • Coordinates with outside counsel to assure legal services are rendered to the corporation that are results-oriented, timely, competent, and cost efficient.

Expected Areas of Competence

  • Develops close working relationships with clients in which corporate goals and priorities are maintained without compromising legal integrity.
  • Contributes to a high performance culture through effective communication and leadership with management, engineering, marketing, clinical trial teams and other business functions.
  • Works cooperatively with peers to leverage skills and knowledge within the legal division.
  • Communicating effectively to a diverse audience, at multiple levels within the Company, through various formats, i.e. presentations, written proposals, reports, correspondence, leading meetings, face-to-face dialogue, etc.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Must possess a JD degree and be registered to practice in the U.S. Patent Office.
  • An undergraduate degree in engineering and/or a background working with mechanical or bio-mechanical devices is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in patent practice including foreign and domestic prosecution is required.
  • Organization, communication and management skills are required to ensure the efficient and accurate delivery of services to the company.
  • Must have passed a state bar examination and be a registered patent attorney.

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 20%

Additional Information

  • EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Warsaw, Indiana