Intellectual Property Counsel

Location: Chelmsford, MA


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 be located at ZOLL’s headquarters in Chelmsford, to prepare and prosecute patent applications in the United States and overseas for ZOLL Circulation and associated companies. The candidate will have leading responsibility for managing a multi-faceted patent portfolio and be a key interface with engineers and technical staff in the identification, collection and review of ideas for patentability. The position will report to the Senior Intellectual Property Counsel responsible for ZOLL Circulation and associated companies.  The position will require occasional travel to ZOLL’s San Jose office. Patent agents with the right level of experience will be considered.

Essential Functions: 

Strategic patent portfolio management, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, product clearance and intellectual property due diligence

Skill Requirements:

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

  • Must have a background in medical devices and mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and/or software

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

  • Must have previous experience in managing patent portfolios, either as in-house or law firm patent counsel

  • 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


  • BA or BS Degree with 8+ years of relevant experience; JD with 3+ years of relevant experience preferred

  • Electrical or Mechanical 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. 

ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990