Abbott Patent Searcher - Medical Device in Abbott Park, Illinois
At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.
Job Description Summary
A medical device patent searcher to conduct patent, scientific, business and other IP-related information searches. Review and synthesize search results. Present deliverables succinctly to patent attorneys to enable IP legal assessments and to support decision-making within the R&D, Commercial and overall business process. Main outputs are:
Prior art searches
Patent opposition/Invalidity studies
Novelty and patentability searches
Due diligence support
Create and monitor third party patent applications, patent families and legal status alerts; Create and monitor current awareness alerts on industry related topics
Develops and maintains effective relationships with attorneys by understanding their information needs, creating smart search strategies (databases, classes and codes, keywords and indexing) and proposing cost-effective and timely information solutions
Conducts accurate, comprehensive and thoughtful searches using available resources
Creates and delivers thorough reports in a timely manner that are clearly structured and that address the issues
Collaborates successfully with cross-functional teams to support multifaceted projects
Continuously monitors, updates and improves knowledge and expertise with respect to patent searching techniques, tools and information resources
Focused on best practices; Actively develops and applies skills and knowledge that advances our organization
Degree in mechanical or electrical engineering preferred
Patent searching experience in the healthcare/medical device industry, in a legal and/or library setting preferred
Good knowledge in patent law or training in intellectual property
Understanding of major patent related databases and hosts, knowledge of text-mining and visualization tools a plus
Ability to quickly review, analyze and synthesize technical information
Exceptional customer focus and high degree of professionalism to allow agile and proactive responses to changing business demands and opportunities
Works effectively under pressure with the ability to prioritize workload and respond quickly; Takes ownership of results
Participates with team members in the creation of new ideas and processes; shows initiative in gaining cross-disciplinary perspectives
Fosters an environment that encourages inclusion and respect for diverse opinions
Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
Bachelor’s Degree within a subject field relevant to Abbott’s business or scientific interests including chemistry, biology or engineering required, or relevant experience. Master’s Degree preferred, with course specialization in chemistry, biology, engineering, business or Information Science.
Position Titles or Description of Experience
Years Ph.D. or M.S. with intensive subject expertise 3-4.
B.S. with extensive industry experience in lab and patent searching 4-5.
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United States > Abbott Park : AP06B Floor-LL
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)
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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.
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