In-House Patent Prosecution Attorney - Mahwah, NJ

Getinge Group • Mahwah, NJ 07430

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

Together we can make a difference

At Getinge we are dedicated and passionate about helping our customers save lives and ensure excellent care. A career at Getinge provides career opportunities that both inspire and challenge. Here, you can make a difference every day.

Job Duties:

  • Patent prosecution, including the preparation, filing, and prosecution of new patent applications
  • Supportinglegal teamin the preparation of intellectual property related legal opinions on issues such as freedom to operate, ownership, infringement, and validity
  • Supporting patent related due diligence in commercial transactions such as acquisitions, divestitures, and licensing
  • Preparing and participating in patent review panels to ensure IP and business strategy alignment.
  • Possesses / willing to develop working knowledge of IP docketing system to independently docket and manage critical actions and associated dates
  • Support certain administrative needs of the department including, for instance, processing legal invoices, matter management, and assisting with similiar needs the legal department may require
  • The candidate must also be able to demonstrate the following characteristics:

    * Be highly motivated, with the ability to pro-actively organize a heavy workload and demonstrate

    and excellent analytical abilities

    * Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate comfortably at all levels within business clients, and

    with multinational personnel from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and locations

    * A flexible and proactive approach to problems and demands, with the ability to thrive on challenge and

    react quickly and positively to a fast-moving and challenging environment

    * A record of providing legal services in a timely, accurate, and professional manner

    * A working familiarity with global patent practices

Background Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in a Science or Engineering discipline required
  • Five plus years of experience, preferably with a law firm
  • Successful candidate must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • If currently apatent attorney,must be admitted to at least one state bar and be in good standing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is essential
  • Experience in intellectual property litigation is a plus, including experience investigating infringement by third parties, assisting in the preparation of cease and desist letters, and interfacing with outside counsel
  • Must be registered before the US Patent and Trademark Office and have a minimum of 5 years of experience prosecuting patents and coordinating non-U.S. prosecution and patent portfolio administration
  • Must have experience in analyzing the patentability of inventions and validity of patents, including the preparation of patent applications, opinions, and the filing of U.S. patent applications
  • Must not be de-barred by FDA for work in any Medical Device or Pharmaceutical business

Getinge Group is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


We look forward to receiving your application.



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