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IP Legal Operations and Innovation Specialist

Posted Jul 01
Full Time
Austin, Texas

Job Description

At Enovis™ we sweat the little things. We embrace collaboration with our partners and patients, and we glory in the grind of scientific excellence — with the goal of transforming medical technology as we know it.

Because that’s how we change the lives of patients for the better. And that’s how we create better together.

Job Title

IP Legal Operations and Innovation Specialist

Reports To

Vice President, Intellectual Property

Location:

Lewisville, Texas

Austin, Texas

Remote optional for exceptional candidates

Job Title/High Level Position Summary

Enovis is looking for an experienced Intellectual Property (IP) Operations Specialist who wants to develop sustainable and efficient processes for a growing medical device company. Reporting directly to the Vice President, Intellectual Property, you will be responsible for partnering with the Vice President in providing a variety of critical intellectual property support functions including managing IP assets (e.g., patent, trademark and copyright) and their related documents and deadlines, fostering outside counsel relationships, and collaborating on high priority projects related to financial management and reporting, developing processes and procedures, and assembling training and education materials.

Key Responsibilities

  • Respond to various IP requests from business teams such as patent and trademark clearance searches, portfolio management, and other general IP issues.
  • Work with outside counsel to coordinate searches and filings.
  • Engage with outside counsel firms, including task assignment and deadline management.
  • Implement policies related to firm billing, budget tracking, and forecasting.
  • Develop and administer workflows between R&D, business, and outside counsel.
  • Explore alternative service providers and tools for automation.
  • Implement technology solutions to practice of in-house IP function.
  • Develop Outside Counsel Guidelines and administer such.
  • Assist with preparing standard forms and templates for IP workflows.
  • Work with the VP and outside counsel to develop training materials for the business on subjects varying from patenting, trademark clearance, freedom to operate, etc.
  • Coordinate correspondence and meetings between outside counsel and in-house stake-holders.
  • Administer Patent Committee meetings and Project Stage-gate Reviews.
  • Develop integration efforts to in-take new IP portfolios that result from acquisitions and work with outside counsel to maintain integrity of IP portfolio; and
  • Perform duties related to other special projects as required.

Minimum Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of legal operations experience in addition to 10+ years IP paralegal experience
  • High degree of attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently with minimal oversight.
  • In-depth knowledge of patent and trademark processes.
  • Knowledge of annuities systems, and IP tools to tracking and data analytics.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and docket management systems is essential.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Current Paralegal certificate from an accredited school, and minimum of seven (7) years relevant working experience OR minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience working with intellectual property preferably in a law firm or an in-house legal department or comparable medical-technology-oriented business environment.
  • Must be a process-oriented self-starter and problem solver, willing to go the extra step to keep matters advancing.
  • Knowledge of healthcare compliance a plus.
  • Must enjoy working directly with our business partners and R&D, marketing, and regulatory teams.
  • Must enjoy working with outside counsel.
  • Experience managing a global trademark docket of no less than 500 marks, where the marks are with our outside counsel firms; and
  • Experience managing a global patent docket of no less than 1000 applications, where the applications are filed with our outside counsel firms.

“Creating better together”. It’s the Enovis purpose, and it’s what drives us and empowers us every day on a global scale. We know that the power to create better – for our customers, our team members, and our shareholders – begins with having the best team, pursuing common goals, operating at the highest levels, and delivering extraordinary outcomes.

Watch this short on creating the next generation of better together at Enovis:

Better is... | Enovis

We Offer a Comprehensive Benefits Package Which Includes

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Spending and Savings Accounts
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays
  • Income Protection Plans
  • Discounted Insurance Rates
  • Legal Services

About Enovis

Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV) is an innovation-driven medical technology growth company dedicated to developing clinically differentiated solutions that generate measurably better patient outcomes and transform workflows. Powered by a culture of continuous improvement, global talent and innovation, the Company’s extensive range of products, services and integrated technologies fuels active lifestyles in orthopedics and beyond. Visit www.enovis.com to learn more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Enovis provides equal employment opportunities based on merit, experience, and other work-related criteria and without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We also strive to provide reasonable accommodation to employees’ beliefs and practices that do not conflict with Enovis policies and applicable law. We value the unique contributions that every employee brings to their role with Enovis.

About Enovis™

Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV) is an innovation-driven medical technology growth company dedicated to developing clinically differentiated solutions that generate measurably better patient outcomes and transform workflows. Powered by a culture of continuous improvement, global talent and innovation, the Company’s extensive range of products, services and integrated technologies fuels active lifestyles in orthopedics and beyond. For more information about Enovis, please visit www.enovis.com.

EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.