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Associate General Counsel - Intellectual Property

Posted Nov 14
Full Time
Wayne, Pennsylvania

Expected Travel : Up to 25%

Requisition ID : 8175

**About Teleflex Incorporated

** Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit

Global Functions The Corporate division is the central operating unit of the company; setting strategy and policy and providing business development, finance, human resources, information technology, investor relations and legal support to the businesses. The global Company headquarters is located just outside of Philadelphia in Wayne, PA. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

**Position Summary

** Teleflex has an exciting opportunity within its in-house legal department for a highly motivated, experienced U.S. attorney to join the organization as Associate General Counsel responsible for handling intellectual property matters. This position will be located at Teleflex’s corporate headquarters in Wayne, PA. Candidates located in Morrisville, NC, or Maple Grove, MN, will also be considered.

**Principal Responsibilities

** The Associate General Counsel will have responsibility for assisting in the strategy, development, enforcement, and ongoing management of Teleflex’s IP portfolio, with a focus on patents but also including trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, to ensure that the portfolio efficiently and effectively supports and protects the company’s long-term business strategy. This position will also be responsible for due diligence, counseling concerning mergers and acquisitions, and agreement work for licensing and other technology transactions. Specific roles and responsibilities for this position include the following:

  • Acting as a direct contact for and interacting with colleagues and outside counsel regarding IP questions and/or issues.
  • Working with the company’s IP paralegal and outside counsel to prepare, file, and prosecute patent and trademark applications globally.
  • Performing patentability and trademark availability searches.
  • Performing patent and trademark freedom-to-operate clearance investigations.
  • Monitoring and assessing competitive patent landscapes.
  • Providing direct support to the company’s R&D activities for improving the company’s existing technology and generating new technology.
  • Performing due diligence of IP associated with the company’s merger and acquisition activities.
  • Managing the company’s IP litigation-related activities.
  • Drafting and negotiating technology agreements representing the company’s interests with third parties.
  • Performing legal and factual research as needed.
  • Representing the company as a presenter at legal conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned by the General Counsel.

**Education / Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university in engineering, physics, or a related discipline.
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • Admitted to practice in at least one jurisdiction.
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of law firm and/or in-house IP experience.
  • Experience reviewing and negotiating software license agreements is considered a plus.
  • Experience handling data privacy and/or cybersecurity matters is considered a plus.

**Specialized Skills / Other Requirements


  • Business acumen and an ability to provide legal advice in the context of strategic business initiatives and goals.
  • Experienced in patent portfolio development.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to communicate and relate at all levels of the organization, including R&D teams, marketing teams, business unit management, and executive management.
  • Familiarity and comfort with medical technologies relating to the company’s products, services, and overall business.
  • Results-oriented approach—high energy and a dedication to responsive service.
  • Personal and organizational accountability.
  • Performs role in a highly professional manner with high personal standards of excellence.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Collegial work style.
  • Software skills, including using Microsoft Office software and web-based applications.

Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 262-439-1894.

_Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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