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IP Counsel at Philips



Mid Level

Cambridge, MA, USA

Not defined

29 Jun → 29 Jul


Job Description

If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

Advance your career in one of the world’s largest and best known industrial IP organizations. If you are a patent attorney with solid experience in intellectual property, then joining Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S) as an IP Counsel is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career and contribute as a valued member to a world-class organization that aspires to create a healthier society.

Joining Philips IP&S as an IP Counsel, you will become part of an international community of IP professionals with wide-ranging technical backgrounds and IP experience, gained both inside and outside Philips. Comprising professionals of many different nationalities who collaborate with Philips businesses across the globe, the Philips IP&S team offers you excellent opportunities for learning and professional networking to increase your knowledge of intellectual property matters and to continue your professional development.

It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran

Job Responsibilities

  • Shaping the building of our IP portfolio, focusing on innovations in the healthcare field, including IP related to information technology (such as software, databases, mobile apps, and artificial intelligence) to provide optimal IP protection to the business so that we can create maximum value from that portfolio through licensing and other commercial IP-based deals.
  • Advising Philips’ businesses and research organizations in all IP-related matters with a focus upon patent creation and prosecution.
  • Managing third-party IP risks.
  • You will work closely with colleagues in the business and commercial legal group as part of a team-based approach to supporting the IP needs of Philips.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree and technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, or physics. A master’s degree or higher is a plus.

  • A licensed US Patent Attorney with at least three (3) years of patent creation experience at a law firm, or a mix of law firm and in-house experience, preferably at a multinational organization.

  • Ability to handle IP matters related to digitization, artificial intelligence, software, and services as a solution.

  • Confidence, critical thinking, and experience at multitasking.

  • Strong professional drive.

  • Excellent analytical and intellectual capabilities.

  • Excellent relationship building, influencing, and negotiating abilities.

  • Excellent communications skills to operate at all levels both internally and externally

Benefits/What We offer

  • The Philips IP&S team offers you excellent opportunities for learning and professional networking to increase your knowledge of intellectual property matters and to continue your professional development.

  • US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

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