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Danaher Corporation Senior IP Counsel in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Help us improve access to life-changing therapies that can transform human health

We are Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. Formerly part of GE Healthcare, we have a rich heritage tracing back hundreds of years, and a fresh beginning since 2020.

Our customers undertake life-saving activities. These range from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, biologic drugs, and novel cell and gene therapies. Our job is to supply the tools and services - the pots, pans, soups and sauces - they need to work better, faster and safer, leading to better patient outcomes.

We are looking for a Senior IP Counsel to work with our expert Intellectual Property team of fifteen employees across the world. Do you have a passion for intellectual property? Then we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll do

  • Reporting to Cytiva’s Chief IP Counsel, you will work with business leaders to set and implement appropriate IP strategies to achieve business objectives.

  • Ensure freedom to operate and minimize exposure to third party IP, including providing and drafting opinions.

  • Draft and negotiate IP-related aspects of agreements.

  • Work closely with R&D to ensure that sufficient ideas and invention disclosures are generated.

  • Ensure that patent filings are drafted to a high quality on commercially significant inventions by working with R&D, business managers and marketing.

  • Support IP litigation for defined projects, while keeping the business informed of ongoing and projected costs.

  • Provide IP advice on business development and M&A activities, including due diligence reviews.

  • Work with cross functional team to secure revenue through out-licensing where appropriate.

  • Patent and trademark portfolio management.

  • Supervise and/or guide work on US IPR and patent/trademark oppositions proceedings.

Who you are

  • Qualified USPTO-registered Patent Attorney and member of the state bar with at least 6 years of post-qualification experience.

  • Technical background in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related life sciences field.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Solid leadership skills.

  • Experience of devising innovative IP strategies.

  • Good commercial awareness.

  • Experience working in the life sciences or healthcare sector.

  • Whilst expertise to advise on IP matters in the biology/chemistry fields is essential, experience and desire to work additionally in product areas pertaining to hardware and/or software fields would be desirable.

  • Additional experience handling trademark matters, whilst not essential, would be desirable.

Who we are

Whatever your role, we bring purpose and challenge into our everyday work. If you are driven to make the world a better place thanks to science and medicine, you’ll feel right at home here. If you’re flexible, curious and relentless, you’ll belong. If you are excited about a global culture, this can be the place to further your career.

Want to know more? Experience life at Cytiva on our Careers website, Instagram channel and LinkedIn page!

Cytiva is a 3.5 billion USD global life sciences leader with over 7000 associates across 40 countries who are dedicated to our mission to help us improve access to life-changing therapies that transform human health. As a trusted partner to customers that range in scale and scope, Cytiva brings efficiencies to research and manufacturing workflows, ensuring the development, manufacture and delivery of transformative medicines to patients.

Cytiva is part of the Danaher family of companies, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.