Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $25 billion, and over 70,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer by being the world leader in serving science. When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery.
Thermo Fisher’s Analytical Instruments Group (AIG) provides complex technologies to analyze virtually any sample type including proteins and their structure, inorganic materials at atomic resolution, and chemicals and their composition. Our mass spectrometry, electron microscopy and spectroscopic technologies have been crucial in advancing industrial processes and have helped answer foundational questions in the sciences.
This cross-division role will lead a team of experienced US patent attorneys and interact with similar global IP teams to protect Thermo Fisher’s significant investment in bringing usable, intelligent, physics-based instrumentation to the market.
The successful candidate will possess a strategic mindset, a strong technical background, proven leadership skills, and the ability to sense common themes and develop business-oriented solutions. They will be joining a high-performing IP team that prides itself on delivering strong, defensible patents and thoughtful counseling to business and R&D leadership.
This role reports directly to the Vice President, Intellectual Property, of the Analytical Instruments Group.
Expand Business Leadership’s ability to use intellectual property as a commercial lever by developing tight connections between IP strategy and product/research roadmaps, and directing uniform, and actionable, competitive IP monitoring.
Drive common principles for risk mitigation with regard to product launch, collaborations with significant potential for IP generation, trade secret and confidential information protection.
Work with internal litigation partners to develop and pursue enforcement strategies for opportunities of broad magnitude.
Inspire direct reports to build leadership capabilities as Thermo Fisher continues to grow in line with its 2030 Vision.
Required Experience and Skills:
Fifteen or more years of experience in a broad spectrum of intellectual property practice ranging from preparation and prosecution to enforcement and licensing.
Advanced degree in a field related to AIG technologies.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically about intellectual property, appropriately assess risk, and balance these through a business-focused lens.
Experienced people leader with at least five years of experience developing and leading high-performing teams of attorneys and legal professionals. This leader sets a high bar for performance and develops others in their wake.
Admission to a state bar and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Experience at premier patent law firm or AmLaw 200 firm.
Experience with European or other international patent protection regimes.
In additional, the successful candidate will embody the following characteristics.
Business Perspective – Ability to learn and understand significant business drivers. Demonstrated abilities to manage outside counsel, work efficiently, control costs, and exercise sound business and legal judgment.
Self-motivated / driven to succeed – High level of initiative and ability to work autonomously. Must strive to consistently exceed expectations and look for opportunities to improve on existing processes or methods.
Team oriented / strong interpersonal skills – Must be comfortable working in dynamic and diverse multi-national teams.
Effective communicator – Ability to communicate efficiently across teams, functions and global regions. Skilled trainer with the ability to clearly convey concepts in a retainable and engaging manner.
Principled – Possesses a strong sense of ethics and integrity.
San Jose, CA,
Internal Number: 154100BR
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.