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The mission of the Globus Medical Legal Department is to provide Globus Medical with world-class legal services to help the company grow and achieve its business goals. The Globus Medical Legal Department provides strategic, timely, proactive, practical and cost-effective counsel while meeting the highest legal, ethical, and professional standards. The Department is based within the company’s headquarters in Audubon, PA. Areas
The Patent Counsel will be a critical member of the Legal Department, providing direct support to the Vice President, IP and to a variety of business functions, including product development, business development, sales, marketing, finance, and administrative groups, as well as providing support as needed to other attorneys on a wide variety of matters. This attorney will work on a wide variety of Intellectual Property matters within the Intellectual Property Department at Globus including: Patent Filing & Prosecution, Product Clearance, and Due Diligence. In addition, this individual will help plan, develop and implement overall goals and strategy for the IP department at Globus to meet agreed performance plans.
Position Responsibilities and Specific Duties
Responsible for filing and prosecution of Globus patent portfolio, domestic and foreign, to build significant intellectual property value from inventions. Also responsible for timely filing and approvals on trademarks and copyrights as required.
Responsible for timely clearance/FTO opinions for product development personnel to ensure timely completion of projects. Working with engineers and managers in product development early on in the development process and providing advice to ensure that the design pathway is clear of existing competitive intellectual property.
Assisting management in IP due diligence activities for mergers and acquisitions as requested.
Work with business counterparts to identify and provide advice regarding legal risks and issues.
Assist senior members of the legal department with other legal needs of the company as necessary and contribute to the overall legal function.
Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the Company’s business, its people, products, technology, markets, facilities, customers and competitors in order to assist the company in meeting overall business objectives.
Provide training and make presentations to company personnel regarding legal issues.
Supervise non-lawyer staff and manage outside counsel as necessary.
4-8 years of experience domestic and foreign patent filing and prosecution. Preferred experience also includes analyzing commercial products and drafting clearance/FTO opinions and in exposure to litigation and ancillary transactional areas with growing responsibilities preferably in the medical device field
Pragmatic judgment, particularly in determining the significance of legal matters and effectively measuring and balancing legal and business risks
Effective organizational skills in order to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
Strong, hands-on work ethic with willingness to assume heavy workload to meet timing and project needs
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to synthesize complex legal issues to essential elements for clients throughout the organization with different abilities and responsibilities
Strong interpersonal skills, including optimism, diplomacy and flexibility, and the ability to interface effectively with personnel at many different levels throughout the Company
Ability to delegate and supervise
Willingness to travel and to spend time at various company locations to understand our business and provide guidance and training
J. D. with engineering undergraduate/graduate degree, preferably Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. Experience with medical devices is preferred
Admission to practice law in at least one state and the Patent Bar
Why Is This Position Attractive?
Globus Medical is a fast-growing business continuously bringing the industry’s most innovative new products to market.
The Patent Counsel will have opportunity for growth and career progression within the company
Globus Medical has operations in the US, Europe and Asia, providing opportunities for international IP practice.
The position involves extensive direct contact with senior business personnel at Globus Medical.
Globus Medical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE M/F/D/V
Globus Medical is a leading musculoskeletal solutions company driving significant technological advancements across a complete suite of spinal products. Founded in 2003, Globus Medical’s single-minded focus on advancing spinal surgery has made it the fastest growing company in the history of orthopedics. Globus Medical is driven to utilize superior engineering and technology to achieve pain free, ...active lives for all patients with spinal disorders. Globus Medical employs approximately 1400 people worldwide, and in 2016 generated more than $560 million in revenue with industry-leading profit margins. Globus Medical is headquartered in Audubon, PA. For more information, visit www.globusmedical.com.