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Vice President Patent Litigation

Company name

Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 20,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Sunnyvale, CA
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
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Vice President Patent Litigation The candidate will be responsible for leading firm’s global IP litigation strategy, including assertion of firm’s patents against infringers and defense of Intuitive against charges of patent infringement. Counsel and collaborate with key executives on IP legal issues affecting the company. Manage the successful delivery of services by outside counsel and the outside legal counsel mix and budgets to align with organizational goals and financial objectives. Provide and coordinate legal support for the senior management team. Coach, and develop peers and support staff. Provide thought leadership on industry and regulatory developments as well as development and implementation of operational and risk management processes and procedures. Escalate issues, as appropriate, to the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer and collaborate with all legal team members. Represent the firm with external parties, including customers, regulators, affiliates and industry trade groups.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. Degree and a California state bar member in good standing. Minimum of 7+ years’ experience of combined law firm, or in-house legal department experience with increasing or suitable responsibility. Registered patent attorney a plus. Engineering, Scientific, or Medical degree a plus. Litigation experience. Trial experience preferred. Strong negotiation skills in litigation settlements, potential licensing transactions and other disputed matters. Demonstrated intellectual property experience including litigation (patents, trademarks, and trade secrets). Demonstrated management of legal matters outside the U.S. Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills with the ability to function in a fast-paced, cross functional, and high-technology organization. Hands on experience as this is a lean organization requiring someone who is self sufficient. Versatility and ability to learn new areas of law and apply knowledge effectively. Demonstrated ability to manage outside counsel and control matter costs. Ability to evaluate assets considered in purchasing patent portfolios. Experience in medical device, healthcare, pharmaceutical or other highly regulated industries preferred. Ability to grasp and understand in depth technical issues relating to products. Ability to travel as necessary which could include extended trips on occasion.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 181123

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
1266 Kifer Road
Building 101
Sunnyvale, CA 94086-5304

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