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Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • JD
  • Registration to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Current member of a state bar or DC bar and the ability to obtain Minnesota or Colorado state bar membership
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in patent and intellectual property law disciplines
Nice to Have
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or  similar scientific discipline
  • Excellent judgment and written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical thinking and ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Medical device experience
  • Broad Intellectual Property law experience is preferred including, in addition to US patent preparation and prosecution, experience with global patent issues and practices, litigation, transactions and transactional due diligence
  • Aptitude in various Intellectual Property legal issues, including, trade secret, copyright, trademark, trade dress and open source
  • Direct experience with engineering or science
  • Excellent priority-setting skills, excellent people skills to deal with direct client contact and management
  • Proficiency in engineering, strong creative abilities and scientific principles
  • Demonstrated abilities as a skilled communicator to diverse audiences
  • Possess excellent judgment
  • Demonstrated strong analytical thinking ability
  • Proven experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Possess the ability to work in an autonomous environment
  • Possess a strong commitment to company values
About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. 

Travel: 15%.

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Change Begins With You

We look for bold ideas and fresh insights - that's what drives innovation. Come drive the future of healthcare with us.


The opportunity to invent. The benefit of joining a leader. The power to improve lives. You’ll find all that and more here.

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Bring life-changing solutions to those who need them. Be rewarded for rewarding work.

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Join us in our challenge to make global healthcare more affordable and accessible. Your insight and oversight will help us create solutions that change the world.

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The mission to improve access to healthcare globally is something we are all very proud to work hard toward achieving. Great people, fun atmosphere, big city salaries. The CEO is fantastic - he is a very clear communicator of the mission and is truly dedicating his life to achieving it.
Smart and committed coworkers. Mission driven. Good benefits. Good long term career opportunities. Company is large enough that you can always find interesting projects to work on.
Knowing that everyday your work helps to save lives makes it great place to work. Training on lean practices, quality and other. Excellent peers.


Be part of one of the world’s leading medical technologies and solutions companies.