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Danaher Corporation Intellectual Property Counsel - Medical Devices in Phoenix, Arizona

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Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. At Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, we’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. We are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and health care forward for more than 80 years. We are invested in you and you’ll have the opportunity to build a significant career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful. You’ll find the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) , which makes everything possible.

At Beckman Coulter, at the heart of what we do, witness our shared purpose—helping realize life’s potential—in action. Our work helps improve millions of lives.

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What you find at Beckman Coulter — and within yourself — might just change the world!

If you are an innovative patent agent or patent attorney who understands immunology and wants to pioneer IP in the diagnostics space – read on!

This role is located in Chaska, MN or can be remote and reports to the VP of Intellectual Property/Patent Law. When work travel is allowed, up to 10% will be required if near Chaska and up to 30% if remote, most domestic but some internationally. Work closely with clinical, medical, R&D, and product management teams to identify and explore IP opportunities for new and existing clinical chemistry and immunoassay products. This role is dynamic and fast-paced, with a focus on rapid assay prototyping and development in pilot laboratory settings to provide for rapid go/no decisions. You’ll also find solutions to intellectually challenging issues involving the interface of science, medicine and law as applied to innovations in diagnostic testing.

This role also includes the following opportunity to:

  • Proactively work with technical, business and clinical teams to capture innovations and protect through proper IP measures.

  • Prepare claims, and manage preparation of, patent applications.

  • Aggressively prosecute and manage aspects of global IP portfolio to ensure timely filing, responses, renewals, cancellations, etc.

  • Support business in actively monitoring industry and technology areas through competitive intelligence.

  • Perform a variety of additional ad hoc legal matters as necessary.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Master’s degree in immunology, Biochemistry or similar and certified patent agent or equivalent law degree and 4+ years of related experience

  • 3+ years of IP legal experience with an understanding of clinical work flow

This is a plus:

  • PhD in Immunology, Biochemistry or similar

  • Medical Devices or Life Sciences industries

Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs add to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.

Accelerate your career while driving innovation that improves lives! Work hard and try new things, with guidance from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the support of a global organization. With 67,000 associates across the globe, the possibilities for growth and development are unparalleled.

We believe that creativity and innovation thrive when the most diverse set of voices are heard, and that’s why we’re taking concrete steps to ensure that we’re fostering an inclusive and engaging workplace. To learn more, read stories from our associates on our Careers Blog (https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/blog) or contact one of our recruiters.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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 (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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