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Patent Counsel

Company: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. For more than 50 years, we have established a remarkable track record around that innovation: Work that enables clinicians around the world to enhance and save lives. We are experiencing massive growth, and this is your opportunity to make a big impact!

The Manager, Patent Counsel, will be a trusted business partner and guardian of Edwards' assets and reputation while advancing solutions for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Work Schedule: This position is in Irvine, CA and will require minimum 3 days onsite per week.

Key Responsibilities:

---Strategically manage and develop a global patent portfolio protecting key Edwards innovation

---Collaborate with R&D, marketing, and other business functions to identify new inventions and opportunities to create additional IP

---Review and evaluate invention disclosures for patentability

---Conduct regular Invention Committee Review meetings to evaluate, with senior R&D personnel, invention disclosures and determine which inventions should be captured in patent filings

---Develop a strategy for expanding patent coverage for key innovation

---Prepare and prosecute patent applications, direct outside counsel in the prosecution of applications outside the United States

---Evaluate freedom to operate for projects in development

---Identify and evaluate potential infringement concerns

---Advise and educate internal clients regarding IP-related issues, including new developments in patent and trade secret laws and policies

---Other incidental duties

Basic Qualifications:

---Juris Doctor or equivalent

---Minimum 4 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications and evaluating freedom to operate

---Admitted to the bar of at least one state

---Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

---Experience at a top law firm and/or in-house legal department

Preferred Qualifications:

---Experience in life sciences industry

---Proven expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and related systems and/or tools

---Proven successful project management skills

---Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives

---Strict attention to detail

---Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization

---Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

---Work is generally self-guided with input from stakeholders with adherence to established patterns and practices

---Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment in own team

---Ability to represent leadership on sections of projects within a specific area interfacing with project managers and team

---Ability to consult in project setting within specific sections of area

---Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation; ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives

---Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

Aligning our overall business objectives with performance, we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and a wide variety of benefits programs to address the diverse individual needs of our employees and their families.

For California, the base pay range for this position is $128,000 to $181,000(highly experienced).

The pay for the successful candidate will depend on various factors (e.g., qualifications, education, prior experience).

Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Edwards is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our vulnerable patients and the healthcare providers who are treating them around the world. As such, all Healthcare Interacting positions require COVID-19 vaccination, which includes anyone who directly interfaces with patients and those who interact with healthcare providers as part of their role. If hired, as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless you request and are granted a medical or religious accommodation for exemption from the vaccination requirement. This vaccination requirement does not apply in countries where it is prohibited by law to impose vaccination. In countries where vaccines are less available, or other requirements exist, we may institute alternate measures that optimize patient safety and healthcare provider safety, which may include regular COVID testing or specific masking requirements.

Keywords: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Irvine , Patent Counsel, Legal , Irvine, California

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