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IP Litigation Senior Director

$227,600- $341,400/ year
Posted Mar 04
Full Time
On Site
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description

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This position is responsible for handling a variety of IP litigation matters, claims, and disputes on behalf of Medtronic. The Senior Director IP Litigation will develop strategy for successful outcomes and manage or conduct litigation to strategic objectives within budget; hire, supervise, and work closely with outside trial counsel; provide oversight to in-house paralegals; engage in and drive early evaluation and resolution of claims; and provide legal advice and counsel to business units on issues related to risk assessment and litigation risk avoidance. This position is anticipated to have at least three (3) direct reports. This role will have a dual reporting line to the VP/Chief IP Counsel and the VP/Chief Litigation Counsel.

We believe that when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together, innovation is the result —and everyone wins. Medtronic walks the walk, creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive.

There is a preference for this position to be based in Minneapolis, MN, Boulder, CO, Washington D.C., however, consideration may be given to work in one of our other US Medtronic office facilities. This position will work per the hybrid guidelines.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Evaluate, manage and conduct litigation for various operating units at Medtronic, including matters relating to patent, trademark, trade secret and other IP disputes
  • Hire, supervise and manage outside counsel nationwide
  • Provide management, leadership and career development to a high performing team of attorneys and paralegals
  • Develop and manage budgets for efficient and effective management of cases
  • Define strategy to achieve expected outcomes within agreed budgets and timelines
  • Provide day-to-day work direction and feedback to paralegal and administrative support personnel
  • Consult and collaborate with company business counsel on issues relating to litigation exposure and risk
  • Up to 25% travel

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • JD from a nationally recognized law school
  • Licensed to practice law and in good standing under the Bar of at least one state
  • 13+ years of experience in a law firm or in-house IP litigation role to include direct courtroom experience in IP cases with 10+ years management experience

Nice to Have

  • Technical background (science/engineering)
  • USPTO Registration
  • Previous in-house experience
  • Previous experience in the medical device field
  • A demonstrated record of leading high performing teams, leading, mentoring and developing lawyers and paralegals
  • Direct courtroom experience in IP cases, including Markman hearings, dispositive motions, depositions, mediations, and trials
  • Experience with direct client contact providing strategic litigation and risk management advice
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical and legal subject matter to a wide range of audiences
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.

Physical Job Requirements

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. For Office Roles: 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. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
Travel - up to 25%.

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. Learn more about our benefits here

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan. Learn more about Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) here

This position is eligible for an annual long-term incentive plan. Learn more about Medtronic Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) here.

The base salary range is applicable across the United States, excluding Puerto Rico and specific locations in California. The offered rate complies with federal and local regulations and may vary based on factors such as experience, certification/education, market conditions, and location. Compensation and benefits information pertains solely to candidates hired within the United States (local market compensation and benefits will apply for others).

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