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Patent Attorney/Agent

Date:  Apr 10, 2021
Location: 

Danvers, MA, US, 01923

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, offices in Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 1,700 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.

 

Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery
 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION – PATENT AGENT or ATTORNEY

Abiomed, Inc. Danvers has an immediate opening for a patent agent or attorney to join its growing global IP team.  The selected individual will play a vital role both managing US-based IP portfolio, working with the global IP team, and executing the legal team’s critical IP activities while bringing high energy and collaborative mindset.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work directly with inventors to harvest invention disclosures, ascertain claiming strategies and technical details about inventions
  • Draft and prosecute US patent applications, assure parallel prosecution across all foreign counterparts
  • Liaise with external counsel to draft patent applications as necessary
  • Work closely with the Global IP team to execute Global IP filing and prosecution strategy
  • Conduct due diligence as necessary
  • Perform prior art/patentability searches and analysis; conduct freedom to operate searches and analysis
  • Assist with IP litigation matters as necessary
  • Manage and improve processes for intake and tracking of invention disclosures

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical/electrical/software engineering or similar discipline required
  • Must be a registered patent agent in good standing with USPTO; for patent attorneys - admission to a State Bar is required
  • 4+ years patent prosecution experience at a law firm and/or corporate in-house experience as a patent agent or attorney in the mechanical arts, preferably medical devices
  • Experience harvesting invention disclosures, conducting patentability and freedom to operate searches, drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications are required.  Prior experience with IP due diligence, transactional work and litigation are preferred
  • Familiarity with patent management database systems (e.g., Anaqua) strongly preferred
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter and a team player with creative problem solving ability
  • Demonstrated experience working independently to identify, analyze, and solve problems.
  • ​Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters confidentially, expeditiously, proactively and follows through on tasks until successful completion.
  • ​Skilled and experienced in the art of organization and time management to juggle multiple priorities with competing deadlines.
  • ​Solid judgment, tact, and diplomacy skills in dealing with internal and external customers as well the ability to handle highly confidential and proprietary information.
  • ​Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to respond to last-minute changes while maintaining poise and a positive “can do” attitude.

 

 

Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.


Nearest Major Market: Boston