Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Mechelen, Belgium

Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions, with leading positions in the EU, USA and other regions. Cochlear is also invested in other implantable solutions in addition to hearing solutions. Our Intellectual Property department is currently looking for a Patent Attorney on a permanent basis based in our location in Mechelen to support all of our technologies.

The position of Patent Attorney supports Cochlear's IP Strategy by working with internal stakeholders and external personnel to protect and enhance Cochlear's market position and business interests using intellectual property. The position of Patent Attorney works across various technology areas, product types and geographic regions to manage third party IP risks and support licensing and litigation activities. The position of Patent Attorney has a role in further developing internal processes to efficiently manage our various IP interests.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for supporting Cochlear’s IP Strategy by supporting the acquisition/generation of patent rights (50%), managing IP risks (30%) and providing IP advice and counsel to the business (20%)
Technical or patent related support of IP litigation or licensing activities
Provide legal counsel to inventors, technology and project team leaders regarding expectations and approaches to protect intellectual property effectively
Manage a portion of the Cochlear patent filing process, including running patent committees and advising other internal stakeholders to create value
Actively participate in process development and other department improvements to increase the effectiveness of the IP Dept, e.g., through streamlining processes, creating better decision-making capability within the process, and implementing tools to enhance the value of the patent portfolio
Provide training to technical and other groups within Cochlear on IP strategy, IP procedures, and maximizing corporate benefit of its innovations

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Mechelen, Belgium