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Intellectual Property - General Attorney in Kalamazoo, MI

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Practice Area

Intellectual Property - General

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Kalamazoo, MI

Date Last Verified

Nov 20,2017

Posted on

Aug 28,2017

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Intellectual Property Counsel The candidate will provide intellectual property ("IP") legal support to company's Medical division. Responsible for advising internal clients and managing outside counsel on a wide range of IP issues including agreements, freedom to operate, M&A, and IP risk mitigation. Work closely with the IP department, R&D, business development, and leadership of company’s Medical division. Draft, review, negotiate and advise on IP agreements, including licenses and IP provisions in other agreements. Support operations in Kalamazoo, MI; Cary, IL; and Redmond, WA. Conduct legal analysis and provide counsel on issues related to IP. Support divisional IP management on legal issues associated with patent prosecution and portfolio management. Provide counsel and legal support to divisional IP management on patentability and freedom to operate issues. Manage and advise on trademark clearance and usage. Provide counsel and legal support to divisional IP management related to administrative challenges to patent and trademark rights (interferences, re-examinations, post grant reviews, inter-partes reviews, oppositions, and cancellations). Work closely with IP Legal team and divisional management on IP litigation and legal claims. Lead or support IP due diligence on business acquisitions. Counsel on general legal IP questions. Conduct IP training. Other duties as assigned by Chief IP Counsel. Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical or electrical engineering and Juris Doctor degree required. Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office required. 5+ years of relevant experience, in-house or medical device preferred. Excellent academic credentials required.

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Requisition ID: 23969BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
2825 Airview Boulevard
Kalamazoo, MI 49002