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Director, Legal Counsel Intellectual Property

Alcon
Posted Jun 01
Full Time
On Site
Fort Worth, Texas

At Alcon, we are driven by the meaningful work we do to help people see brilliantly. We innovate boldly, champion progress, and act with speed as the global leader in eye care. Here, you’ll be recognized for your commitment and contributions and see your career like never before. Together, we go above and beyond to make an impact in the lives of our patients and customers. We foster an inclusive culture and are looking for diverse, talented people to join Alcon.

As Director, Legal Counsel Intellectual Property (IP), supporting the Vision Care Franchiseyou will be trusted to work on intellectual property matters related to ophthalmic materials, medical devices, and manufacturing technologies alongside our IP team in Fort Worth, TX.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Collaborating with Alcon IP team colleagues, internal clients, and outside counsel on patentability, IP enforcement, patent validity, freedom-to-operate, IP strategy, and portfolio management.

  • Identifying and leading IP generation and capture opportunities with cross-functional teams

  • Analyzing and advising on IP-related risks related to Alcon products and projects.

  • Leading and supporting IP management committees

  • Providing legal expertise to R&D project teams

  • Mining for, preparing, and prosecuting patent applications

  • Providing legal counsel to support business development, licensing, and litigation activities.

 WHAT YOU'LL BRING TO ALCON:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent years of directly related experience (or high school +18 yrs; Assoc.+14 yrs; M.S.+7 yrs; PhD+6 yrs)

  • The ability to fluently read, write, understand, and communicate in English

  • 10 Years of Relevant Experience

     

  • Member of a state bar in good standing.

  • Preferred educational background in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering.

  • Registered to practice before the United State Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of technical fields, including chemistry and medical devices.

  • Expertise in US and international patent laws and procedures, patent analysis, freedom-to-operate searching and counseling, patent portfolio management, and IP strategy.

HOW YOU CAN THRIVE AT ALCON:

  • Benefit from a growing, innovative environment.

  • Sharpen your current skills and gain exposure within different areas of the business.

  • Join Alcon’s mission to provide outstanding, innovative products and solutions to improve sight and improve lives!

  • Relocation assistance: Yes

  • Sponsorship available: No

Alcon Careers

See your impact at Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to alcon.recruitment@alcon.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

ATTENTION: Current Alcon Employee/Contingent Worker

If you are currently an active employee/contingent worker at Alcon, please click the appropriate link below to apply on the Internal Career site.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to alcon.recruitment@alcon.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.