Intellectual Property Counsel

US, US, CA - San Diego

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: No travel required

Location: CA - San Diego

Ref#: 17725

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Job Description

About Us:

NuVasive is a place where we create new and innovative products at a speed that drives our ability to deliver Absolute Responsiveness®, and gives us a competitive edge.  At NuVasive, we empower our shareowners to influence results and significantly contribute to the success of the company.  Together we make NuVasive a leader in the spine industry with our unique focus on Speed of Innovation®.  Every member of the NuVasive family has the opportunity to improve the lives of patients through their work.  These life-changing career paths show how hard work, a competitive spirit and your unwavering dedication to the patient can take you and your career to new places.

Our Intellectual Property Team:

The laser focus on innovation at NuVasive demands a resourceful, responsive, hard-charging, proactive, adaptable, and dedicated individual.  Our Team strives to be the consummate business partner with particular attention to innovation capture, risk assessment, and best-in-class processes and procedures.  In this role,  you will develop and maintain company intellectual property protections and processes, including patent applications, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, licensing and research agreements, publications and intellectual property aspects of contracts and agreements.

Essential Responsibilities:

·         Draft new patent applications targeting technologies across the company’s expansive portfolio of products and systems

·         Maintain docket and drive patent prosecution (all handled in-house)

·         Think strategically in developing US and international patent portfolio

·         Drive business engagement and strive to become key business resource

·         Perform patentability studies and provide actionable analysis

·         Conduct brainstorming sessions for purpose of generating IP

·         Provide analysis of competitor IP and landscape analysis

·         Provide trademark legal support to business partners

·         Provide legal support in contract related matters

·         Support M&A activities

·         Mentor junior attorneys and patent agents

·         Conduct IP training for various groups across NuVasive

Basic Qualifications

·         Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related field from an accredited university or college

·         Juris Doctor (J.D.) with 2-4 years of experience (law firm preferred)

·         Registered patent attorney

Preferred Qualifications

·         Team oriented – willing to teach and willing to learn

·         Accountability for quality of work 

·         Energetic and dedicated to our purpose

·         Strong business acumen

·         Intellectually curious

·         Strong verbal and excellent written communication skills for efficient interaction with a large variety of internal or external interface partners on different levels with different backgrounds

·         Sense of humor – we work hard but like to have fun

NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes.The Company’s portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With $962 million in revenues (2016), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit
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