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Patent Litigation Counsel

Req ID:  2497



Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Patent Litigation Counsel manages the global litigation planning and execution to support the IP team and global business. They lead proactive actions with the global business units to defend the patents and products of the Company. They identify and reduce the litigation risks for the Company. The Patent Litigation Counsel provides litigation reports in close cooperation with regional IP. The successful candidate will control external counsel, worldwide.

Job Duties

* Works with research and development and marketing personnel, as well as patent agents and senior management, to define and implement the litigation strategy for the Corporation.


* Creates litigation reports and advises the Business on the litigation activities.


* Monitors competitive litigations and implement strategies learned.


* Trains staff and assists in development of staff on litigation readiness.


* Maintains the confidentiality of Legal Department communications and documentation.

Job Requirements


Licensed to practice law.


* Minimum of 3 years law firms litigation work. Must have courtroom experience.


* Minimum of 3 years in-house medical device company legal/IP.


* Minimum of 6 years of experience in a wide array of intellectual property matters.


* Excellent written and oral communication skills and an attention to detail are required.


* Full capability using Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required.


* Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.



* Effective leadership, motivational and team building skills with ability to lead organizational change and demonstrated decision making capabilities.


* Strong relationship skills, ability to manage and motivate both up and down the Corporation.


* High energy, self-motivated, hands on and participatory with strong results orientation and ability to quickly establish priorities.


* Must have a sense of ownership and a desire to support the Corporation to achieve high level corporate goals. including licensing, client counselling, and trademark prosecution. 


* Experience managing an intellectual property group or practice.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,500 employees throughout locations in North and South America. For more information, visit

Olympus…True to You. True to Society. True to LIFE.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Minnesota (US-MN) || Brooklyn Park || 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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