Job Description Summary

BD is seeking a patent attorney with 7-10 years of legal experience in the life sciences field, preferably including in-house experience, to be located in Sparks, Maryland supporting the Integrated Diagnostic Solutions (IDS) business unit headquartered there. This position will be responsible for the intellectual property needs of platforms within the IDS business such as molecular diagnostics, lab automation, and/or microbiology solutions (see https: www.bd.com/en-us/offerings/capabilities), including patent preparation/prosecution, post-grant activities, freedom-to-operate analyses, due diligence, strategic counseling and support of IP litigation. The position reports to an Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and develop strong relationships with the IDS leadership, project teams and R&D associates.

Job Description

  • Engage with IDS management to provide strategic counseling, updates, and recommendations related to the IDS IP portfolio and offensive/defensive patent activities
  • Maintain strong interactions with R&D and project teams, to identify patentable inventions and create and execute patent strategies
  • Provide direction to outside counsel on patent filing and prosecution matters globally
  • Provide landscape analyses and related support for R&D programs
  • Provide patentability, FTO and related opinions in support of R&D programs and business development activities
  • Provide IP diligence for M&A and related activities
  • Monitor third party patent activity in areas of interest
  • Assist in offensive and defensive patent challenges in global patent offices
  • Assist commercial attorneys with IP elements of agreements
  • Assist in management of IP litigation involving IDS
  • Educate and advise IDS associates on intellectual property issues
  • As a member of the IP team within BDs Law Group, manage and/or participate in projects impacting the IP team, the Law Group, and BD as a whole
  • Additional areas of responsibility as assigned.
  • Education and Experience Required:

  • Minimum bachelors degree required, with preference for advanced degree, in biological/chemical sciences, preferably in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Systems Biology, Biochemistry, or the like
  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • 7-10 years of law firm and/or in-house experience in life sciences
  • Experience with and demonstrated competency in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, systems biology, genetics, or the like

Primary Work Location

USA MD – Sparks – 7 Loveton Circle

Additional Locations

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