This job posting isn't available in all website languages
2000036A Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives
The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG) strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions. We value what makes you unique. Be a part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations.
Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

This position can reside in Minneapolis, MN or Mansfield, MA regions.

A Day in the Life


Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

Within our key MITG business, the Renal Care Solutions (RCS) business is serving the global renal care market, a strategic priority for Medtronic.

Medtronic’s RCS business has a strong need for an IP partner that will:

  • Provide legal advice and service to Medtronic’s RCS business group on patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and trade names including patentability of inventions, discovery, and avoiding infringement of patents.

  • Counsel the RCS business at all levels and across functions, including executive leadership, R&D, marketing, regulatory etc.

  • Coordinate closely with the RCS general counsel to align IP priorities

  • Coordinating with outside counsel to prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications to obtain the broadest possible protection for the company's inventions.

  • Ensure all commercially important inventions are protected by valid patents and that products do not infringe valid third-party patents.

  • Ensure all commercially important trademarks (including words, names, symbols and logos) are protected by, e.g., valid trademark registrations.

  • Coordinating with outside counsel to handle appeal and interference proceedings.

  • Render opinions regarding infringement and validity of patents.

  • Provide advice to protect company's interest in scientific/technical publications and with collaborators, communities and suppliers.

  • Coordinating with Medtronic’s commercial legal organization and outside counsel to negotiate and draft patent licenses and other agreements.

  • Conduct and evaluate state-of-the-art searches and infringement searches.

  • Represent RCS business in litigation with support from outside counsel and internal litigation resources.

  • Plan, track and manage an IP budget.



Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • JD: Must have passed and retained attorney registration in at least one state and be in good standing
  • BS degree: Chemistry undergraduate degree or higher
  • USPTO Patent Bar Registration: Must have passed and retained USPTO patent bar registration in good standing
  • 5+ years of law firm or in-house experience performing and/or managing broad IP responsibilities
Nice to Have
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of:
o patent preparation and prosecution
o patent litigation support or management
o right-to-use/freedom-to-operate searching, analysis and clearance
o foreign IP practice 
  • Experience managing work with colleagues who are not geographically co-located
  • Ability to work with and influence all levels of management and employees within the IP organization
  • Excellent strategic planning skills
  • Exceptional presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with complex and sensitive information
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively about how to do more with less
  • Experience counseling executives on complex legal issues
  • Clear thinking, superior communication skills 

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. 

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

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.

Learn More


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

Learn More


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.

Learn More

Read About The
Medtronic Mission.

Our mission “to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life” is more than a statement. It’s a belief that our employees live every day.

Learn More


Alyse is an Engineering Program Manager for Neuromodulation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Learn More


Our employees come from varied backgrounds with a common goal—changing lives.

Learn More

We value what
makes you

Join us, and bring the power of your unique point of view to our culture of collaboration and innovation.

Learn More
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.