Patent Counsel

Full-time 49 views
Company Cook Group Incorporated Location Bloomington, IN, United States



Min 5 yrs required


May 12, 2022

Aug 25, 2022

Jun 23, 2021


Patent Counsel
The candidate will provide legal advice, support and assistance on Cook’s global intellectual property portfolio and various matters, including but not limited to inventions, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and trademark matters in all jurisdictions. Collaborate and support the business and the patent team to formulate global IP filing and enforcement strategies. Evaluate and advise on invention disclosures, exclusivity, freedom to operate, patent validity and infringement, due diligence, contract licensing, and litigation risk. Manage and actively oversee outside counsel in drafting, filing and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications and worldwide enforcement of intellectual property rights. Assist as requested with due diligence, contract negotiations, licensing matters, litigation, oppositions and other strategic initiatives. Remain well versed in relevant law, regulations and evolving developments in global IP law; advising management and other attorneys and recommending policy and/or process changes as needed. Develop and participate in educational and training programs, ensuring appropriate employees and management are knowledgeable of pertinent standards, policies and SOPs. Effectively communicate across functions, divisions, and with both internal and external stakeholders. Manage conflict in a way that recognizes and manages differing opinions and ideas and refocuses them in a positive and productive manner. Multi-task and multi-deadline a large variety of projects effectively, on time, and in a cost-efficient manner. Identify legal training needs and requirements, particularly related to intellectual property, and assist with the development and delivery of training as necessary. Foster and maintain a workplace culture respectful and supportive of individual differences. Remain calm and receptive in fast-paced situations. Maintain the highest level of confidentiality and integrity. Work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization. Strictly adhere to safety requirements. Maintain company quality and quantity standards. Maintain regular and punctual attendance. Comply with the rules of professional conduct for attorneys, as required by the state of licensure. Attends and leads various strategic and informational meetings.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, licensed to practice law in at least one of 50 states with a registered to practice before the USPTO. Must have 5+ years of intellectual property legal experience in a law firm, government, in-house, or a combination. Background in life sciences or biomedical engineering is preferred. Excellent problem-solving skills are needed. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. The ability to work in collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal supervision is desired. The ability to travel including domestic, international, and weekends as needed is a must.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 2020-8134

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Cook Group Incorporated
750 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

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