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Patent Attorney, Senior

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date posted: 11/09/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Description

Coordinates the Ventana IP activities within one or more business areas. Secure protection for the companys intellectual property and minimize the risk associated with bringing new discoveries and innovation to the marketplace by ensuring respect for the valid intellectual property rights of third parties.

Is a recognized specialist in a complex field of law, provides expert legal services to one or more operating departments as complex legal assignments are completed. This position is for a senior attorney with substantial experience who can demonstrate increasing competence in applying complex legal skills and departmental practices, plus evidence of maturity and judgment to help analyze and solve legal problems and deal with clients and outsiders.

Essential Functions:
- Responsible for developing and implementing an IP strategy within one or more business areas.
- Act as the primary contact for Ventana IP issues within one or more business areas.
- Prepare, file and prosecute patent applications in the U.S. Patent Office in order to protect the companys investment in research and development.
- Prepare written opinions on issues of patentability, patent infringement, patent validity and freedom-to-operate in order to minimize the business risk associated with bringing new discoveries and innovation to the marketplace.
- Assist product development teams in designing products to avoid the valid patent claims of third parties in order to minimize the business risk associated with bringing new discoveries and innovation to the marketplace.
- Provide general counseling on IP issues to the relevant business area(s) including functional groups such as business management, marketing, research and development and manufacturing.
- Conduct trademark searching and opinions.
Necessary Experience: 10+ to 15 Years
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