Abbott Senior Counsel - Diagnostics in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Job Description

Prepare, file, prosecute and/or manage worldwide patent portfolio for life science/biotechnology technologies; conduct due diligence and freedom-to-operate assessments; provide patent advice to clients within the diagnostic business; develop and implement IP strategies; prepare agreements and support IP aspects of research/commercial collaborations.

Skills/Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications:

  • JD and USPTO registrations in good standing.

  • Requirements for Sr. Counsel: must have a minimum of 6 years as a patent attorney, preferably in the life science/biotechnology fields.

  • Requirements for Counsel: must have a minimum of 3 years as a patent attorney, preferably in the life science/biotechnology fields.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of patent laws in major countries.

  • Significant freedom-to-operate or product clearance experience, preferably for life science/biotech products.

  • Substantial experience in patent prosecution preferably in life science/biotechnology fields.

Education Requirements


An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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