Patent Liaison - Mayo Clinic Ventures

Business Development
Position description
The position involves evaluations of invention disclosures coming from Mayo's research 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 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; and f) assist Mayo's Legal Department in educating staff regarding patent issues.
A PhD, Masters Degree or Undergraduate degree in the Sciences required. Three years experience in an academic research environment required, 5 or more years preferred. Wilingness to complete course requirements to pass the Patent Agent Exam required. 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, Office of Intellectual Property and Patent Counsel.

Educational background in science/biopharma, engineering or radiology preferred.
Exemption status
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 $2,644.00 based on a full-time position.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
M-F, daytime hours
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.
Administration, Business, Finance
Job posting number
Laura Percival
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).