Careers at ThermoFisher Scientific

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Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

A minimum of 8 years of experience in US patent prosecution and IP legal practice is required. Experience in European patent practice, patent portfolio development, and licensing is highly desirable.

Other Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to write clear patent applications, amendments, legal and business documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently prosecute patent applications while maintaining strategic focus of original filing.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and interpersonal, a collaborative instinct, and a high level of initiative
  • Strong analytical skills particularly with regard to patentability and patent freedom-to-operate issues.
  • Ability to review and analyze internal and external patent assets for a variety of use cases, including acquisition, divestiture and defensive purposes.
  • Technical competence in one or more of the following fields: Microbiology, Cellular Biology, or Mass Spectrometry. A sound understanding of the operation of complex laboratory analysis instrumentation is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new scientific and technological fields relevant to Thermo Fisher product offerings.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • MS or higher degree in microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry or related discipline.
  • JD in law, licensed to practice in at least one US jurisdiction for at least 5 years.
  • Registered as patent attorney at USPTO at least 8 years.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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