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Patent Agent in San Jose, CA bei Stryker Corporation

Datum der Veröffentlichung: 4/25/2019


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The Patent Agent --to be based in San Jose, California --will be a key member of Stryker's Intellectual Property team and the Endoscopy division's patent applications expert.  This individual will report to and work under the supervision of the Division IP Legal Team, and will provide patent-related expertise and support to the team, to the Division’s Senior IP Manager, and to each of the Division’s business units upon request.  The patent agent’s main goal will be to assist the Division in building its patent portfolio by significantly increasing the number of patent application filings.


  • Work with the Division’s Senior IP Manager and Business Unit R&D teams to validate identified patenting opportunities.
  • Review invention disclosures for patentability.
  • Conduct patent searching as requested by the Division IP Legal Team to: assist in patent procurement activities, product development, right to use / freedom to operate (FTO) matters; and identify and evaluate potential infringement concerns.
  • Coordinate the preparation of patent applications between R&D inventors and outside patent counsel; assist outside patent counsel in the preparation of such applications.
  • Assist the Division’s Senior IP Manager in preparing for and running each Patent Review Board meeting.
  • Conduct patent searching and review as requested as part of the freedom-to-operate (FTO) process.
  • Conduct patent landscape searching as requested to assist the Division IP Legal team in providing recommendations and guidance to the Business Development team.
  • Assist the Endoscopy Division IP Legal team to provide patent-related IP due diligence support to the Business Development team, including patent-related IP support to facilitate M&A activities.
  • Build strong relationships and influence business managers.

Skills/experience required:

  • 5+ years of experience in development and research in the medical device or other related industry.
  • 5-7+ years of experience in drafting, prosecuting and managing patent applications, and advising business managers.
  • Demonstrated experience in helping to build a patent portfolio.
  • Ability to provide critical thinking, creativity, and project management, with attention to detail and demonstrated ability for follow-up.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage and adhere to detailed budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and be appropriately assertive to challenge concepts and inspire innovation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Education/trainings required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related field.
  • Require USPTO Patent Agent Registration.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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