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Staff Patent Engineer

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

For years, Abbott's medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it's glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine ngersticks.

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents

Our location in Westford, MA, currently has an opportunity for a Staff Patent Engineer. THIS POSITION CAN ALSO BE BASED OUT OF OUR SANTA CLARA, CA SITE.

Candidate based in Westford, MA must have a background in Computer Science.

Candidate based in Santa Clara, CA must have a background in Engineering


Use multidisciplinary engineering knowledge and in-depth patent administration knowledge to support innovation and defendable claims development in pursuit of the company's strategic plan.



* Participate in various project teams during prototype design, technical data reviews, product history and competitive market assessment. Seeks out new inventions that are patentable. * Interview engineers and technical staff and observe early-stage innovation reviews to identify innovation. Interpret and document the scope of the invention. * Assist inventors in completing and submitting invention disclosures, patent applications, and related paperwork. Create all relevant materials for disclosure and application, write, develop drawings, and double-check for accuracy. * Perform, collect and organize initial prior art landscape searches. Work with commercial marketing team to gather competitor product intelligence. * Collaborate with our Patent Attorneys to review and prioritize submissions based on company portfolio and innovation strategy. Follow up with contributors to revise submissions, manage forms and applications through to application completion. * Project manage the submission process from inception to final acceptance by Legal. * Leverage your in-depth technology expertise (at least one of the following): Mechanical design of biocompatible metals and plastics, Electrical engineering, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. * Support all Divisional initiatives as identified by divisional management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements. * Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors. * Perform other related duties as directed. * An excellent opportunity for a candidate to gain significant practical experience to diversify into intellectual property and possibly become a patent agent or patent attorney.



* Bachelors Degree - Engineering, Computer Science, or related preferred or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. * Masters Degree preferred


* Minimum of 5 years total R&D experience, principally in either engineering or computer science/artificial intelligence. * In-depth experience working with innovation documentation (e.g., invention disclosure forms). * Experience designing and testing medical devices or medical software required. * Experience developing drawings for new devices or software, either by hand or digitally. CAD Experience in ProE and/or Solidworks a plus. Non-confidential portfolio examples encouraged. * Ability to grasp new technical teachings quickly. Ability to efficiently review patent and non-patent literature for key concepts. * Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects. Project leadership and management skills required. * Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization. * Open to or experienced in the latest design tools and techniques (e.g., Design for Manufacturability, Analytical Design, Design for Usability) * Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in timely manner with strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail. * Ability to travel, including internationally. * Sense of humor strongly preferred.


* At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer: * A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority * Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance * Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans * Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs * Paid time off * 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match * The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future.

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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