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Patent Agent

Company: ReCor Medical
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

About ReCor MedicalReCor Medical, headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, is an innovative medical technology company focused on transforming the management of hypertension, the leading cardiovascular risk factor in the world. ReCor has pioneered the innovative, minimally invasive use of ultrasound in renal denervation to lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension. The company is focused on investing in high quality product development efforts, as well as rigorous clinical studies to create a strong foundation for future clinical adoption.
ReCor Medical is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otsuka Medical Devices Co., Ltd. Otsuka Medical Devices focuses on the global development and commercialization of endovascular therapies that provide new therapeutic options in areas where patient needs cannot be met through pharmaceutical treatment. Otsuka Medical Devices Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., a leading global healthcare group listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (JP 4578). With operations in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, medical devices and other health-related businesses, the group generated worldwide sales of approximately US$13 billion in the fiscal year ending December 2021 and has a market capitalization of app. US$19 billion.
Position SummaryThe Patent Agent will be a key member of the Intellectual Property Team of ReCor Medical, Inc. The Intellectual Property Department provides centralized legal services and support for ReCor Medical and its affiliates and subsidiaries worldwide. This individual will report to and work under the supervision of ReCor Medical's Senior Director of Intellectual Property and will provide patent-related expertise and support to the business upon request. The main focus of this position will be to assist in building ReCor Medical's patent portfolio by capturing invention disclosures, preparing patent applications, and responding to office actions.
This position is based in Palo Alto. This is opportunity may be considered for remote work with travel to Palo Alto.
Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work with the Senior IP Counsel and R&D and Clinical teams to harvest patenting opportunities.
  • Prepare and/or review invention disclosures for patentability.
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications, while collaborating with engineers and scientists.
  • Actively manage outside counsel on preparation of patents and patent prosecution.
  • Assist the Senior IP Counsel and the IP Legal Team in preparing for and running Patent Review Committee meetings.
  • Conduct patent searching to assist in product development, right to use / freedom to operate (FTO) matters; and identify and evaluate potential infringement concerns.
  • Conduct patent landscape searching as requested to assist the IP Legal Team in providing recommendations and guidance to the business.
  • Assist with patent-related IP due diligence support, including patent-related IP support to facilitate M&A activities.
  • Conduct competitive intelligence, review and analyze competitive watch reports.
  • Technical analysis of competitor products for possible patent infringement.
  • Support oppositions, post-grant challenges, licensing matters, and disputes.

    About You
    • 5+ years of experience in drafting, prosecuting, and managing patent applications, preferably focused on medical devices.
    • 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 interact effectively with engineers and scientists at a highly proficient technical level, including a knowledge of the terminology and technical landscape.
    • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines.
    • Demonstrated ability to influence others and be appropriately assertive to challenge concepts and inspire innovation.
    • Self-starter able to work independently and take the initiative to drive projects successfully to completion.
    • Outstanding writing skills as demonstrated by original writing samples of patent applications, prosecution submissions, memorandums, and other communications.
    • Highest standards of ethics, professional integrity and discretion.
      Education/trainings required:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related field.
      • USPTO Patent Agent Registration.
      • Writing samples will be requested.
        Equal Employment Opportunity At ReCor Medical, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. E-mail resume to HR:

Keywords: ReCor Medical, Palo Alto , Patent Agent, Sales , Palo Alto, California

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