Join Molecular Devices and be
part of the team brin
ging our innovative solutions
for biologic research to market!

IP Counsel will provide strategic advice on a wide range of intellectual
property matters relating to Molecular Devices worldwide R&D program and
commercial operations.  The IP Counsel will work closely with senior
scientific staff and business representatives to identify patentable subject
matter, develop and execute appropriate IP portfolio strategy, and monitor
competitor IP positions.  In addition, the IP Counsel will conduct freedom
to operate assessments, and advise in due diligence investigations and IP


successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of US and foreign
patent law and possess the ability to evaluate and balance both legal and
business factors when providing advice.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing outside counsel in the preparation of patent
    applications and international patent prosecution.   Some direct US
    patent prosecution.   
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements such as
    licenses, research agreements, collaboration agreements, confidentiality
    agreements and material transfer agreements. 
  • Conducting freedom to operate
    studies on emerging technology.
  • Conducting due diligence IP investigations. 
  • Advising senior legal and business stakeholders on IP
    litigation and other adversarial proceedings, such European Oppositions
    and US IPR proceedings.  
  • Managing all aspects of the Molecular Devices trademark
  • Providing educational presentations and other training on IP
    matters to Molecular Devices employees.    
  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.



Molecular Devices is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.



  • Juris Doctorate with excellent academic credentials from an
    accredited law school.

  • Active bar membership in at least one US jurisdiction.

  • Admitted to practice before the US Patent and Trademark

  • An advanced degree in biology, chemistry, physics or other
    field relevant to the life sciences is strongly preferred.

  • 5 – 10 years of relevant
    experience in either a law firm or as in-house counsel is required,
    preferably in the life sciences or medical devices industries.

  • A demonstrated competency in electromechanical
    is preferred.

  • Approaches IP with a
    strategic mindset by anticipating future business, competitive and legal
    risks, and looks for creative solutions and opportunities.   
  • Strong negotiation and
    communication skills; able to simply explain complex IP issues in business

  • Must have strong client
    service orientation.

  • Demonstrated high
    integrity and ethics in all dealings, non-political in conduct, while
    understanding internal and external dynamics.  


D&I Statement
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.


Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.



:  Molecular Devices

Job Function

:  Legal

Primary Location

:  North America-North America-United States-CA-San Jose


:  Full-time

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