Patent Agent – Small Corporation – Cincinnati, Ohio

Guerbet is seeking a In-house Patent Agent Medical Devices. You will work with the Head of the IP department in a global patent strategy. There is substantial contact and key relationships with senior business and R&D leaders. You will have regular interactions with internal clients in R&D located in the US or in France, and manage activities being conducted by outside counsel or third party.

Draft and prosecute patent applications in the field of medical devices in collaboration with outside IP firms.

Conduct in-depth interviews with inventors to ascertain patentable subject matter.

Commission and analyze patent searches of all types, including state-of-the-art, freedom-to-operate, validity, and patentability.

Evaluate company and third party IP.

Provide infringement, validity, and freedom-to-practice assessments.

Determine, effectively communicate, and build consensus on all necessary actions resulting from such assessments; and lead the implementation thereof.

Handle highly complex issues that potentially have significant impact on the company.

Counsel company personnel on IP matters.

Negotiate and draft IP-related agreements, including confidentiality, licensing, and joint development agreements.

Provide patent litigation support and coordination with litigation counsel and with the Guerbet’s Legal Department.

Participate in the formation of IP strategies and policies.

Provide IP training to company personnel.

To apply, please email Nicole Williams at:

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Cincinnati, Ohio