Senior Director, Intellectual Property Counsel
Company: Stryker Group
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Senior Director, Intellectual Property Counsel Stryker is one of
the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with
our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer
innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and
Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient
and hospital outcomes. We are proud to be named one of the World's
Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune
Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by
visiting stryker.com The Senior Director, Intellectual Property
Counsel will lead the Intellectual Property ("IP") counsel within
the Orthopaedics Group, and provide direct IP legal support to one
or more of its divisions. This executive is responsible for
advising internal clients and managing outside counsel on a wide
range of issues involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and
copyrights, including agreements, freedom to operate, M&A, and
IP risk mitigation. This leader will work closely with IP managers,
IP litigation counsel, divisional counsel, R&D, business
development, and commercial business leadership. Responsibilities &
Duties: Draft, review, negotiate and advise on complex IP
agreements, including licenses and IP provisions in other
agreements. Support operations in various Stryker locations.
Conduct legal analysis and provide counsel on issues related to IP.
Support divisional IP management on legal issues associated with
patent prosecution and portfolio management. Provide counsel and
legal support to divisional IP management on patentability and
freedom to operate issues. Manage and advise on trademark clearance
and usage. Provide counsel and legal support to divisional IP
management related to administrative challenges to patent and
trademark rights (interferences, re-examinations, post grant
reviews, inter-parties reviews, oppositions, and cancellations).
Work closely with IP Legal team and divisional management on IP
litigation and legal claims. Lead or support IP due diligence on
business acquisitions. Counsel on general legal IP questions.
Conduct IP training. Other duties as assigned by Chief Intellectual
Property Counsel Education & Qualifications: Bachelor of Science
degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or
equivalent Juris Doctor degree and member in good standing of at
least one U.S. state bar Registered to practice before the U.S.
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