Intellectual Property Counsel / Patent Agent* (Maplewood, MN)

3M Companies Maplewood , MN 55109

Posted 3 weeks ago

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.
3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description:
3M is seeking an Intellectual Property Counsel or Patent Agent in the Office of Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel within 3M Legal Affairs, representing divisions within the Health Care Business Group, and located at our global headquarters in Maplewood, Minnesota. Be part of what's next!

Job Summary:

  • Prepare patent applications and prosecute patents globally

  • Represent 3M's interest in patent office procedures around the world

  • Perform legal and factual research

  • Act as direct contact for and interact with business clients, outside counsel, and international colleagues

  • Perform opposition, IPR, and litigation-related support activities as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

The specific assignment will depend on the interests and experience of the lawyer or agent we hire and 3M's legal needs.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Registered to Practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Minimum of two (2) combined years of law firm and/or in-house intellectual property experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university in biotechnology, chemistry/chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, and/or a related discipline

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school

  • Admitted to practice in Minnesota or eligible for admission within six months of employment

  • Strong academic credentials

  • Business acumen and an ability to provide legal and compliance advice in the context of strategic business initiatives and goals

  • Experience and/or a willingness to develop a high level of competence in intellectual property law

  • Highly effective written and verbal communications skills, with an ability to communicate and relate at all levels of the organization including business line leaders, regional heads and senior management

  • Results-orientated approach; personal and organizational accountability; and a collegial work style

  • High energy and a dedication to responsive client service

  • Uncompromising honesty and integrity

Location: Maplewood, MN

Travel: May include up to 10% of domestic and/or international travel

Relocation: Is authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

Diverse & Inclusive 3M
3M is a place where you can collaborate with other curious, creative people. Where your diverse talents, inclusiveness, initiative and leadership are valued. Where you'll find challenging opportunities that make your career exciting and rewarding. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place to grow and be rewarded for excellence.

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.

To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.
3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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Intellectual Property Counsel / Patent Agent* (Maplewood, MN)

3M Companies