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The IP Manager will be responsible for managing the full patent lifecycle including: preliminary patentability assessments, liaise with counsel on drafting patent applications and office action responses, and maintenance/annuity decisions. The IP Manager will collaborate with the R&D team through all phases of the new product development process. The IP Manager participates in strategic initiatives including licensing and M&A activities. The key to success in this position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to organize and prioritize work.
Review invention disclosures and lead Invention Evaluation Boards for patenting decisions.
Initiate and manage patentability, right to use, and state of the art patent searches.
Liaise with inventors and counsel to draft, file, and prosecute patent applications, and perform patent right to use analysis.
Perform IP Assessments including IP clearance for new products.
Initiate and maintain market surveillance to drive strategic discussions.
Manage patent portfolios and strategies with the business unit leadership.
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
5+ years of experience in development of research in the medical device industry or other related industry
2+ years of experience medical device industry experience preferred
Demonstrated expertise in the design, clinical use and history of medical devices preferred
Prefer applied understanding of USPTO patent prosecution processes and experience performing IP searches
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize
Demonstrated ability to influence others
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of the team
Work From Home: No
Travel Percentage: None
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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