Intellectual Property Counsel

Location: Chelmsford, MA, United States of America


ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!

Job Summary:

ZOLL Medical Corporation is seeking an intellectual property counsel to join its growing team of in-house IP professionals.  This role will be located at ZOLL's headquarters in Chelmsford, and be primarily responsible for preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the United States and overseas for its Sleep Apnea Diagnostics business (ZOLL Itamar) as well as the Cardiac Management Solutions business based in Pittsburgh. The candidate will have leading responsibility for managing a multi-faceted patent portfolio, including managing external counsel, be a key interface with business leaders for strategic IP matters, engineers and technical staff in the identification, collection and review of ideas for patentability. The position will report to ZOLL’s Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel for the Cardiac Management Solutions and Sleep Apnea Diagnostics (ZOLL Itamar) Divisions. Occasional domestic and international travel will be as needed to carry out the role’s responsibilities. 

Essential Functions:

Strategic patent portfolio management including interfacing with business leaders concerning IP matters, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, managing brainstorming sessions, preparation of new ideas for consideration by ZOLL’s IP review committee, product clearance and intellectual property due diligence.

Skills Requirements:

  • Must be admitted to at least one state bar

  • Must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Must have a background in electrical, electronics and/or software engineering.  Background in Medical Devices is a plus.

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications with a law firm or corporation

  • Must have previous experience in strategic management of patent portfolios

  • Prior experience as in-house counsel or maintaining a well-rounded IP practice preferred (e.g., strategic IP counseling and/or supporting IP aspects of corporate matters)

  • Must be able to draft patent applications in coordination with inventors

  • Ability to understand, analyze, and communicate complex technologies in oral and written form

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Some experience with intellectual property due diligence and product clearance is preferred

  • Experience as a Patent Examiner and/or patent searcher is preferred

  • Some experience managing a trademark portfolio is preferred

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

  • BA Degree with 10+ years of relevant experience; JD with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience preferred

  • Electrical, Electronics, or Software Engineering background preferred

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of

activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties,

responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change

with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.