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In House Patent Attorney

New Zealand

$100 - 150K NZD negotiable

Full time (Permanent)

Patent Attorneys

Job description

With over 3000 employees working across 26 countries, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is one of the most well established and innovative companies in New Zealand. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare are world leaders in the design and manufacture of medical devices for the treatment of Sleep Apnea, Respiratory & Acute Care and Surgical Humidification. The company has a history of strong and continuous double digit annual growth and we pride ourselves on our open and innovative culture where originality is valued and rewarded.

Working directly with engineers and managers you will be responsible for all aspects of IP including patent clearance for new designs, IP protection, competitor investigation and patent prosecution of a global patent portfolio. You will find yourself completely immersed in the business and will put to use not only your expert technical skills but also your commercial awareness, eye for detail, effective communication skills and of course your knowledge of the law. The role includes:

  • Understanding markets, competitors and commercial drivers in order to make the best IP decisions possible;
  • Co-ordination of patent searches in key areas of interest;
  • Maintaining IP databases to support strategic decision making;
  • Working with development teams to understand and capture the most important product and manufacturing innovations;
  • Interaction with inventors, patent examiners and external patent attorneys to secure the best protection for our products globally;
  • Supporting new product design by collaborating with engineers to ensure our products avoid competitor patents and to achieve the greatest design freedom for new products.

We are looking for registered patent attorneys with:

  • A technical degree in Engineering, Electronics or Science;
  • Experience in mechanical drafting;
  • Experience in patent drafting;
  • Experience with patent protection;
  • Experience with freedom to operate.

We are a New Zealand Immigration Accredited Employer which means we are able to recruit the talent we need from around the world. We welcome applications from kiwi's overseas and will relocate you home.


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