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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Legal Specialist – Intellectual Property in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

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Job Description

Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

The Intellectual Property team in the BD Law Group is looking for a Legal Specialist to support professionals within the IP team. The position has some flexibility as to specific office location (among BD sites in which one or more IP professionals are located), and regular in-office presence is expected under a hybrid office/home arrangement.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Special Projects/ Assignments

  • Develop Presentations

  • Analyze and make recommendations based on data

  • Prepare Documents

  • Meeting Facilitation (e.g., scheduling, agenda prep, meeting minutes, follow-ups)

Practice Area Specific Job Duties:

Intellectual Property

  • Expertise in developing various reports, running standard or custom reports, and formatting reports professionally for distribution to IP team or other BD associates

  • Ability to analyze reports, summarize for IP professional, and advise IP professional accordingly

  • Expertise in opening, correcting, updating and otherwise manipulating records in Anaqua IP Management System

  • Understanding of workflow of IP management systems

  • Understanding of outside preparation/prosecution counsel processes; ability to analyze processes, identify areas for improvement, and implement improvements in coordination with operations team

  • Perform and analyze Tasks in Anaqua

  • Run and analyze patent searches in AcclaimIP

M&A Diligence

  • Support pre-diligence activities, e.g., by obtaining and reviewing patent or other public information, analyzing data and make recommendations to IP professional

Patent Committee meetings

  • Prepare and analyze reports in Anaqua, e.g., upcoming patent prosecution deadlines, monthly new filings, issuance and abandonment reports, and other routine or periodic reports as requested

  • Prepare PowerPoint slides and agendas for patent committee meetings

  • Facilitate patent committee meetings, including tracking and managing execution of meeting outcomes/action items

  • Identify areas for process improvements, and implement such improvements

Inventor incentive payment program

  • Support BU R&D organization (particularly R&D award manager) in providing incentive award notifications and processing payments

  • Manage any unique OUS incentive award issues (e.g., Germany)

Patent Awards

  • Run Anaqua reports on qualified IDRs, First Filings and US grants to analyze award criteria and ensure proper recipients and invitees to award events

  • Manage any BU-specific recognition programs (e.g., hall of fame)

  • Manage procurement of patent plaques and/or other physical awards

  • Manage use of Yammer or other systems to acknowledge patent grants or otherwise acknowledge innovation activities

  • Member of award event planning teams in coordination with R&D

Coordinate IP training

  • Partner with IP professional for BU to assess IP training needs, prepare presentation and course materials, and manage all training logistics, including liaising directly with BU on scheduling, location, attendees

Patents

  • Obtain signatures on patent-related documents such as powers of attorney, assignments, and declarations

  • Liaise with patent firms on all logistical or administrative patent preparation or prosecution matters

  • Analyze patent processes and resultant data, identify areas for improvement, and implement improvements

Key Attributes

  • Superior attention to detail.

  • Intermediate process orientation, analytical skills.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Advanced proficiency in office software.

  • Ability to understand and leverage relevant legal-specific technology tools.

  • Ability to manage legal billing systems, including analyzing reports, reviewing and approving invoices, opening/updating matters, etc.

  • Advanced capabilities in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, including ability to create high-quality PowerPoint files suitable for sharing with senior leaders

  • Ability to facilitate and manage large meetings, including logistics, scheduling, coordinating IT/AV needs, presenters, outside speakers, and directly facilitating meeting

  • Demonstrated ability to use sound, independent judgment and discretion

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and advise on relevant policies and procedures

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma required

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience with technology, systems and/or related experience such as complex project management

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to independently identify key issues, develop and implement creative solutions

  • Prior experience supporting a legal function is a plus

Work

  • Hydrid role working at a BD location: AZ, Tempe; NJ, Franklin Lakes; CA, San Diego; CA San Jose; UT, Salt Lake City

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

To learn more about BD visit https://jobs.bd.com/

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional Locations

USA AZ - Tempe Headquarters, USA CA - San Diego Bldg A&B, USA CA - San Jose, USA UT - Salt Lake City

Work Shift

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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