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Patent Agent

Apply Now Job ID R-329207 Date posted 03/10/2019

Job Description Summary

BD is seeking a patent agent with 3-5 years of substantive preparation and prosecution experience, to be located at its Peripheral Intervention business unit in Tempe, Arizona. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel – IP co-located in Tempe, the position will have two main areas of responsibility: supporting one or more technology areas within the Peripheral Intervention business unit and acting as a partner and subject matter expert to the IP Operations group in organization and management of the patent portfolio. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively as part of a team, develop and maintain strong relationships with business and R&D associates, and possess strong process and organization skills.

Job Description

Essential Job Functions:

  • Pro-actively work with R&D team to facilitate preparation of invention disclosures
  • Manage worldwide preparation and prosecution activities of outside counsel
  • Provide support to patent attorneys in performing freedom to operation activities
  • Educate and train technical staff and management
  • Work with the IP Operations team as a subject matter expert
  • Assist the IP Operations team in Identifying opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of patent operations and in implementing such improvements.  Such activities may include assessment of end-to-end patenting activities, reviewing processes involving the Anaqua IP Management System, and organizing, validating and reporting out patent data.


  • Bachelor’s or higher in engineering or science, preferably in chemical or mechanical arts
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • 3-5 years substantive patent preparation and prosecution experience
  • Experience with IP management systems such as Anaqua desirable

Primary Work Location

USA AZ - Tempe BPV Building 3

Additional Locations

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