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Associate General Counsel Intellectual Property

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Halyard Health, Inc

Alpharetta, GA

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Job Description SummaryWe are looking to fill the role of an Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property position based in our corporate office location in Alpharetta, GA. The responsibilities of the role are global. This position will report directly to the Vice President - Deputy General Counsel.Job DescriptionResponsibilities:Develop and implement patent strategies to protect innovations.Manage state-of-the-art patent searches for new product opportunities.Create and manage processes for patent prosecution, clearances, and other activities to assist with developing and launching new products.Draft or manage the drafting of clearance opinions.Manage patent estate and associated maintenance / annuities.Create and manage processes for filing and prosecuting trademarks. Draft agreements involving the transfer or licensing of intellectual property.Manage IP-related disputes, including litigation and oppositions.Conduct IP-related due diligence in connection with M&A.Manage outside counsel to complete projects in a timely, efficient, and successful manner.Understand Halyard’s current and planned business strategies, products, and markets and the relevant IP-related legal trends, laws, and regulations.\r
Qualifications:Required:Juris Doctorate degree required (registration before a state bar required).Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeA minimum of 10 years of experience in patent procurement and prosecution, product clearances, and ancillary areas, including IP-related dispute resolution.Ability to work collaboratively with the business and staff functions, most notably R&D.\r
Preferred: Previous work at law firms and in-house.Knowledge of and experience with IP matters in the field of medical devices.Knowledge of and experience with electrical engineering and hardware and software systems.Proficiency with IP-related software and on-line tools.\r
Other: Strategic, innovative, and creative quality of mind.Extremely bright, with strong written and verbal communication skills, enabling this person to be persuasive and able to communicate efficiently and effectively with others.A team player within the Legal Department who is cooperative, encourages collaboration, builds consensus, easily gains the trust and support of superiors and peers, and finds common ground and solve problems.Natural leadership ability with enthusiasm, confidence, and self-esteem, balanced with a caring for people that invites others to seek his or her advice and judgment, and encourages teamwork and cooperation.Good business acumen with good judgment, and can provide business partners with timely and appropriately risk balanced advice and guidance.Stamina and self-assurance to maintain effective working relationships and quality legal services in a demanding and diverse environment.Integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards and personal values.Exemplifies the leadership behaviors recognized as critical to Halyard: Building Trust, Making Decisions, Winning Consistently, Thinking Customer, Continuously Improving and Building Talent.  Halyard Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.If you are a current employee of Halyard Health, please apply here.

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