Intellectual Property Counsel
In this role, you have the opportunity to
Advance your career in one of the world’s largest and best known industrial IP organizations. If you are a patent attorney with solid experience in intellectual property, then joining Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S) as an IP Counsel is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career and contribute as a valued member to a world-class organization that aspires to create a healthier society.
You are responsible for
Shaping the building of our IP portfolio, focusing on innovations in the healthcare field, including IP related to information technology (such as software, databases, mobile apps, and artificial intelligence) to provide optimal IP protection to the business so that we can create maximum value from that portfolio through licensing and other commercial IP-based deals.
Advising Philips’ businesses and research organizations in all IP-related matters.
Negotiating IP licenses and other commercial IP-based agreements.
Managing third-party IP risks, and, when needed, seeking access to third-party IP at the lowest cost possible .
You are a part of
Joining Philips IP&S as an IP Counsel, you will become part of an international community of IP professionals with wide-ranging technical backgrounds and IP experience, gained both inside and outside Philips. Comprising professionals of many different nationalities who collaborate with Philips businesses across the globe, the Philips IP&S team offers you excellent opportunities for learning and professional networking to increase your knowledge of intellectual property matters and to continue your professional development. You will work closely with colleagues in the business and commercial legal group as part of a team-based approach to supporting the IP needs of Philips.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
A Bachelor’s degree and technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, or physics. A master’s degree or higher is a plus.
Admitted to the bar of at least one state.
A licensed US Patent Attorney with at least three (3) years of patent creation experience at a law firm, or a mix of law firm and in-house experience, preferably at a multinational organization.
Ability to handle IP matters related to digitization, artificial intelligence, software, and services as a solution.
A candidate with experience working with the medical community is preferred.
Confidence, critical thinking, and experience at multitasking.
Strong professional drive.
Excellent analytical and intellectual capabilities.
Excellent relationship building, influencing, and negotiating abilities.
Excellent communications skills to operate at all levels both internally and externally
In return, we offer you
The Philips IP&S team offers you excellent opportunities for learning and professional networking in order to increase your knowledge of intellectual property matters and to continue your professional development.
Company relocation benefits will not be provided for this position. Candidates need to live within commuting distance to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.
Why should you join Philips?
Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving three billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .
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