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How you'll make an impact When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher, you’ll do important work, supporting our R&D teams who are helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.
What you'll do Under the direction of the Division Intellectual Property Counsel and as part of a small group, the IP Counsel will primarily provide patent drafting and prosecution support to the Materials, Scientific, Process and Environmental Instruments businesses, including research and development centers located in Europe as well as in the United States. Located at the Hillsboro, Oregon division headquarters, there will also be opportunity to work on diverse legal matters such as business-strategic protection of IP, licensing, IP litigation management/support, and dispute settlement. Approximately 20% domestic and European travel is required.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status
How you'll get here
BS or higher degree in physical sciences or a related engineering discipline.
JD in law, licensed to practice in at least one US jurisdiction
Registered as patent attorney at USPTO with 5+ years of experience in US patent prosecution and IP legal practice
Experience in US patent litigation, European patent practice, patent portfolio development, licensing, and enforcement in a corporate context is highly desirable
Experience in international IP law and international trade preferred
Other Required Skills:
Demonstrated ability to write clear patent applications, amendments, legal and business documents
Demonstrated ability to efficiently prosecute patent applications while maintaining strategic focus of original filing
Strong oral communication skills
Ability to analyze patentability and patent freedom-to-operate matters
Technical competence in one or more of the following fields: Scientific instruments, Optics, Physics, Chemistry, or comparable technologies, and demonstrated ability to learn new scientific and technological fields relevant to Thermo Fisher product offerings
As the world leader in serving science, we empower our people to advance innovative technologies, develop meaningful solutions, and build rewarding careers. With revenues of $18 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 55,000 extraordinary minds the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.