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Date: Jan 21, 2021

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-CA-Valencia; US-MN-Arden Hills



Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.



About the role:

This IP Counsel will support the company’s Rhythm Management and Neuromodulation (Rhythm and Neuro) business segment and provide legal advice and service on patents, copyrights, trademarks, licensing and related agreements. This includes evaluating patents and potential product infringement issues, overseeing outside counsel's preparation of patent applications and office action responses for filing in the U.S. Patent Office and foreign patent offices, participating in intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions, representing the company in matters relating to intellectual property law, and providing other general legal advice where required. This position may be located in Valencia, California or Arden Hills, Minnesota.


Your responsibilities include:

• Directing the company's patent, copyright, trademark and intellectual property protection.

• Directing the preparation and prosecution of the U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications through outside counsel.

• Preparing intellectual property acquisition or license agreements with third parties related to M&A transactions, acquisition, and licensing of patents and technology.

• Reviewing third party patent portfolios for possible acquisition or licensing analysis.

• Reviewing third party patents for product freedom-to-practice issues and preparing or obtaining appropriate opinions from outside counsel.

• Providing legal advice in other areas such as: preparing and reviewing consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, marketing promotional material, and other agreements.

• Reviewing status of outside counsel work by meeting, communicating, and reviewing documentation ensuring the work, methodology, and costs meet the company’s expectations.

• Facilitating Patent Review Board meetings by leading discussions, managing action items and delegating responsibility for follow-up items to committee members ensuring resolution of agenda topics.

• Providing IP training to BSC employees.

• Potentially managing and/or supervising the work product of more junior counsel and/or other IP legal professionals.


What we’re looking for:

Basic Qualifications

• JD admitted to a state bar in good standing

• Registered US Patent Attorney

• Strong academic background

• Minimum 3 – 10 Years legal experience with reputable law firm or corporate legal department

• Minimum 2 – 5 Years patent prosecution experience

• Some IP Litigation or M&A Experience

• Biomedical, electrical, or related engineering degree preferred

• Medical device experience preferred


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Requisition ID: 471797


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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