The position of Intellectual Property Counsel will report to the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and will be responsible for advising internal clients and managing outside counsel on a wide range of IP issues. This attorney will work closely with R&D, business development, and leadership of Stryker’s divisions. Responsibilities include: developing strategies for patent prosecution and portfolio management; advising on patentability and freedom to operate issues; managing administrative challenges to patent and trademark rights (interferences, reexaminations, post grant reviews, inter partes reviews, oppositions, and cancellations); conducting due diligence; drafting licenses and other IP agreements; supporting IP litigation and business acquisitions; and general IP counseling. The ideal candidate will be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, be a member in good standing of at least one state bar, have 5-7 years of relevant patent and trademark experience, have excellent academic credentials, and have the ability to work with a globally-diverse organization.
Apply on our website at: http://www.stryker.com/en-us/careers/index.htm.
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan and San Jose, California
Stryker Corporation is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies with the most broadly based range of products in orthopaedics and a significant presence in other medical specialties. Stryker works with respected medical professionals to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. The Company's products include implants used in joint replacement, trauma, craniomaxillofacial and spinal surgeries; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment; endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emergency medical equipment.