Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $25 billion, and over 70,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer by being the world leader in serving science. When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery.
Thermo Fisher’s Analytical Instruments Group (AIG) provides complex technologies to analyze virtually any sample type including proteins and their structure, inorganic materials at atomic resolution, and chemicals and their composition. Our mass spectrometry, electron microscopy and spectroscopic technologies have been crucial in advancing industrial processes such as semiconductor manufacturing and have helped answer foundational questions in the life sciences.
As Thermo Fisher develops next generation analytical instruments, Artificial Intelligence and Software will play a key role in combining and analyzing massive data sets from different modalities, identifying features of interest and simplifying instrument operation. Protecting the significant investment required to bring these solutions to market is a fundamental part of the company’s business strategy.
This role requires a strategic mindset, a strong technical background, and proven skills in drafting and prosecuting Artificial Intelligence and Software inventions. You will be joining a high-performing IP team that prides itself on delivering strong, defensible patents and thoughtful, business-oriented counseling solutions.
Working directly with R&D teams and educating them on patentable inventions. Interact with and provide legal and strategic guidance to senior management, engineers and other functional organizational leadership.
Developing a principled and strategic framework for protecting AI/software innovation.
Distilling AI/software-related IP issues, including new developments in laws and policies.
Leading the company IP teams in developing core competencies in AI/Software protection.
Conduct in-depth analysis of competitor and industry IP portfolios; manage and improve processes for tracking innovations and competitor IP activity.
Navigate freedom-to-operate issues.
Conduct employee training sessions on the protection of innovations through the patent process, best practices for maintaining confidential business information, and the overall development of intellectual property assets;
Required Experience and Skills:
Five or more years of experience preparing and successfully prosecuting U.S. and International patent applications related to software inventions.
M.S./Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics/Statistics, or a related field.
Admission to a state bar and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Algorithmic background in Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Data Analytics, or Statistics.
Background or experience with analytical instrumentation and data analysis/interpretation/visualization software is a plus.
Experience at premier patent law firm or AmLaw 200 firm.
Experience with European or other international patent protection regimes.
In additional, the successful candidate will have the following characteristics.
Business Perspective - Ability to learn and understand significant business drivers. Demonstrated abilities to manage outside counsel, work efficiently, control costs, and exercise sound business and legal judgment.
Self-motivated / driven to succeed - High level of initiative and ability to work autonomously. Must strive to consistently exceed expectations and look for opportunities to improve on existing processes or methods.
Team oriented / strong interpersonal skills - Must be comfortable working in dynamic and diverse multi-national teams.
Effective communicator - Ability to communicate efficiently across teams, functions and global regions. Skilled trainer with the ability to clearly convey concepts in a retainable and engaging manner.
Principled - Possesses a strong sense of ethics and integrity.
Internal Number: 131749BR
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.
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