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Patent Liaison - Mayo Clinic Ventures

Job ID 159013BR Date posted 08/13/2021
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Full Time
  • Business Development
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Position description
The position involves evaluations of invention disclosures coming from Mayo's research and clinical activities and assistance in processing these disclosures and any resulting patent applications. Specifically, the Liaison would: a) assist in identifying potentially patentable inventions; b) provide background materials, such as prior art searches; c) assist in drafting patent applications; d) assist in evaluating all patent correspondence, including the review of cited art with investigators; e) assist in right to use searches by identifying and evaluating third party intellectual property requirements; (f) assist in preliminary analysis of patent threats related to current Mayo products; and g) assist in educating Mayo Clinic staff regarding patent issues. Where such activities will become part of legal analysis or legal risk assessments, such work is performed at the direction and oversight of Mayo internal counsel and/or external legal counsel delegated to that role by Mayo.

This position is a hybrid or remote work and onsite expectations. Must live within driving distance of Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN campus.

Qualifications
A PhD, Masters Degree or Undergraduate degree in the Sciences required or at a minimum two years of patent related work. Three years experience in an academic research environment required or equivalent experience in a corporate environment with a dedicated staff of intellectual property professionals and well established IP management and protection policies , 5 or more years preferred Willingness to complete course requirements and to pass the Patent Agent Exam required within one year of employment. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be detail oriented, be able to manage a large number of ongoing projects simultaneously and effectively communicate as a liaison among inventors, Department of Business Development and Patent Counsel.

Exemption status
Exempt

Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,750.40 based on a full-time position.

Benefits eligible
Yes

Schedule
Full Time

Hours / Pay period
80

Schedule details
Must be able to work an 8 hour day Monday - Friday between 7am - 6pm

Weekend schedule
As needed

Remote
Yes

International Assignment
No

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Recruiter
Maggie Kramer

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As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.
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