Overslaan en naar de inhoud gaan

Legal & Compliance

Senior Patent Counsel, MedTech Surgery

  • Titel Senior Patent Counsel, MedTech Surgery
  • Functie Legal & Compliance
  • Sub functie Intellectual Property Law
  • Categorie Senior Director, Intellectual Property Law (PL10)
  • Locatie Santa Clara, California, United States
  • Gepost
  • Referentie 2406186876W
Nu Solliciteren


Johnson & Johnson is currently seeking a Senior Patent Counsel to join our Global Legal Organization located in Santa Clara, CA.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at https://www.jnj.com/. 

The Senior Patent Counsel position will primarily support the MedTech sector of Johnson & Johnson, and more specifically the J&J MedTech Surgery business unit with a focus on the company’s robotic surgery platforms.  The position will report to an Assistant General Counsel - Patents.  The successful candidate will be required to work on site in Santa Clara, California at least 3 days/week.


The Senior Patent Counsel will be responsible for:

•            Developing and managing the patent portfolio of key business stakeholders, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications around the world.

•            Conducting freedom-to-operate analyses in support of new product development.

•            Drafting and negotiating complex IP, research, product development, and other agreements.

•            Provide due diligence support for business development activities.

•            Counseling senior business leaders and other stakeholders on complex legal and business issues.

•            Develop in-depth knowledge of the technology, commercial model and competitive strategies, and patent landscape for J&J MedTech Surgery.  Developing in-depth knowledge of the technology, commercial model and competitive strategies, as well as the patent landscape, for other MedTech companies as needed.

•            Have superior knowledge of competitive technologies in the surgical robotics industry.

•            Support US and OUS litigation, including identifying opportunities to enforce patent rights.

•            Manage outside counsel.

•            Deliver regular presentations and interact with the business about patents, other intellectual property, contracts, and due diligence matters.

•            Provide training to business personnel on patents, intellectual property, and contractual matters.

•            Work closely and collaboratively with senior R&D teams and commercial leaders and colleagues, in an independent way, including influencing business decisions at a strategic level.

•            Assisting in driving IP department growth and the development of Global Legal Organization colleagues, including providing mentoring, leadership and guidance to legal colleagues.

•            Leading role in influencing public policy on IP related issues through engagement with IP and legal organizations and trade associations.


•            An undergraduate or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Biomedical Sciences is required, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering preferred.

•            A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school is required.

•            Admission to practice before the USPTO and licensed to practice in at least one state or the District of Columbia is required.

•            A minimum of ten (10) years of law firm or corporate law department experience is required.

•            The ability to articulate and positively engage clients and internal partners is required.

•            The ability to give well organized and thoughtful presentations to upper management is required.

•            A demonstrated competency in electromechanical, mechanical arts, and combination technology systems used in healthcare technology systems (e.g., systems including software, algorithms, software, and device interconnectivity) is required.

•            In-depth understanding of patent law, including understanding of patent strategies, portfolio management, and competitive patent analysis is required.

•            Ability to independently handle patent preparation and prosecution experience is required.

•            Ability to independently conduct patentability and non-infringement studies is required.

•            Travel up to 15% both domestically and internationally is required.

Preferred Qualifications

•            A demonstrated background in medical devices is preferred.

•            Experience in due diligence activities, license/agreement drafting, and negotiation is required. 

The base pay range for this position is $184,000-$317,000. The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs.  Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan.  The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/ performance year.  Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.

Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans. For additional general information on company benefits, please go to: https://www.careers.jnj.com/employee-benefits

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com .

Kom bij de Global Talent Hub

Neem een kijkje
Passende vacatures bij J&J
Nieuws voor jou