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Chief IP Counsel, Life Sciences Platform

Company: Danaher Corporation
Location: Framingham
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Chief IP Counsel of the Life Sciences Platform will drive strategic IP initiatives, serve as the IP thought leader for the Life Sciences Platform, and partner with the IP teams at each of the operating companies in the Platform to create and maintain strategic, competitive advantage through differentiated IP portfolios. Reporting into the General Counsel of Life Sciences Platform, the Chief IP Counsel will partner with key stakeholder such as the Platform CTO, Business Development, Corporate, and Operating Company IP, and Strategic Development teams. Essential Duties And Responsibilities + Partner with Platform CTO and leadership team to develop and deploy the Platform business & IP strategy + Strengthen shift from defensive to offensive IP strategy insight across the Platform. + Contribute to the development of, and prioritize the deployment of, novel high-value tools to embed IP more deeply into strategy, technology road mapping, product development, and open innovation across the operating companies in the Platform. + Develop a pan-Platform knowledge base for technology overlaps, potential alliances, and technology disruptions (technical COEs) + Collaborate with in-house and outside counsel in the analysis of defensive or offensive IP disputes to establish a strategy for timely and cost-effective resolution. + Advise on complex intellectual property matters and oversee IP due diligence as needed for M&A activity; + Coordinate with the IP teams across the Platform and Danaher to ensure that information and standard work are developed and shared. + Drive alliances in IP operations by removing duplicate administrative and out-sourced efforts In addition to those identified above, other duties may be assigned as follows Competencies & Critical Success Factors + Demonstrated eye for business, strong analytical skills, and the ability to grasp important business and legal issues + Approaches IP strategically by anticipating future business, competitive and legal risks, and looking for creative solutions and opportunities. + Champions continuous improvement and regularly seeks out opportunities to drive greater efficiency in core work processes. + Proven track record in organizational change and ability to gain followership across functions. + Strong communication and presentation skills for synthesizing complex IP legal matters + Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with senior business leaders and legal counsel to successfully identify, develop and execute strategic IP efforts. + Capable of working independently with limited administrative support, and as part of various ad hoc and established teams + Ability to prioritize issues and manage multiple projects at a time. + Demonstrate high integrity and ethics in all dealings, non-political in conduct, while understanding internal and external dynamics Education And/or Experience + A minimum of 15 years of experience practicing IP law with a law firm, with additional corporate experience preferred. + J.D. required, along with a Bachelors degree in engineering or life science + Must have significant patent litigation and mergers/acquisition experience, with experience in IP strategy in a corporate environment being a plus. + Relevant industry experience (e.g., medical device, life science, etc.), with experience in highly regulated environments being a plus. + Experience managing complex legal and intellectual property issues. + Ability to work across functions (including, R&D, Finance, HR, Operations, and M&A), cultures, and organizational hierarchy. Language Skills English fluency required. Additional language skills are beneficial. Office Location The position to be based in the headquarters or major R&D site of a Life Sciences Platform business. Remote location possible, but not preferred. Travel Travel up to 30% based on business needs #LI-BC1 When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization. Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why well empower you to push the boundaries of whats possible. If youve ever wondered whats within you, theres no better time to find out. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified 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. The EEO is the Law poster is available here ( .

Keywords: Danaher Corporation, Framingham , Chief IP Counsel, Life Sciences Platform, Other , Framingham, Massachusetts

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