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Careers that Change Lives
We’re a mission-driven leader in medical technology and solutions with a legacy of integrity and innovation. Be a part of a community of experts committed to ensuring quality, affordable healthcare worldwide. 
Come strengthen your specialized skills and enhance your expertise. We’ll support you with the training, mentorship, guidance, and networks you need to advance, and empower you to work in the way that’s best for you.
Together, we can confront the challenges that will change the face of healthcare. Join us for a career that change lives.

A Day in the Life
In this position you will provide intellectual property legal support to multiple R&D sites and several Medtronic Operating Units in Israel.  You will be located at one of the sites and required to periodically visit other sites in Israel. At present, Medtronic has R&D sites in Yoqneam, Caesarea, Herzeliya, Petach-Tikva, Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.  As part of our international collaborative IP team you will report into the Head of Intellectual Property Operations EMEA and support IP Partners of several Operating Units in implementing their global IP strategies. To this end you will support the local product development and research teams and advise internal clients at all levels of R&D and business leadership in Israel on various IP matters. 
Medtronic considers Israel as an excellent location for R&D and as a result multiple Medtronic Operating Unit carry out important R&D activities in multiple sites in Israel.  These include Medtronic’s Spinal Robotics site in Caesarea, the Gastrointestinal site in Yoqneam where we  develop the next generation of the PillCam capsule endoscope, the Patient Monitoring site in Jerusalem that is a center of world-class expertise in the space of capnography and brain monitoring, the Petakh-Tikva site that leads the development of Medtronic’s surgical visualization solutions.

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned:
•    Provide advice and counsel on intellectual property matters, including identifying patentable inventions
•    Either yourself or with the help of outside counsel prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications to obtain broadest possible protection for inventions originating from the local inventors
•    Ensure that all commercially important inventions originating from the Israeli R&D sites are protected by valid intellectual property rights
•    Assist in preparing freedom-to-operate clearances for new products developed in Israeli R&D sites
•    Identify and protect valuable trade secrets created in the Israeli R&D sites
•    Provide support in appeal and interference proceedings, and in enforcement of IP rights

Must Have:
•    Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Informatics, Physics or similar scientific background required
•    Qualified to act before the Israeli Patent Office and/or a major Patent Office (Israeli Patent Agent, US patent agent, US patent attorney, European Patent Attorney, etc.) 
•    Minimum of 3, preferably 5 or more years of relevant experience in IP after passing the exam as Patent Agent or Patent Attorney

Nice to have:
•    Knowledge about protecting software and artificial intelligence related inventions
•    Both in-house and law firm experience
•    Excellent judgment, strong strategic and analytical thinking and ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
•    Excellent priority-setting skills and communications skills to deal with direct client contact and management
•    Proficiency in engineering, strong creative abilities, and scientific principles
•    Understanding of basic business concepts, strategies, and risks
•    Broad IP experience, including patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate, opinion preparation, licensing, and IP transactions
•    Medical device experience
•    Litigation experience
•    Possess a strong commitment to company values

About Medtronic:

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. 
We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future. 

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer and communicate with peers and co-workers.
At Medtronic, you will find a diverse team of innovators who bring their unique backgrounds and their individual life experiences to work every day. We work hard to cultivate a workforce that reflects our patients and partners, we believe it’s the only way to drive healthcare forward. We want to attract a diverse workforce, regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or local law. Join us, and bring the power of your point of view to our culture of collaboration and innovation. It is through strong diversity, inclusion and engagement that we can remain a leader in medical technology and solutions. And by embracing everything you have to offer —your unique perspectives, talents and contributions —we can live up to the promise of our Mission.

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