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Intellectual Property Counsel

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Date: Dec 3, 2021

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  28304  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 


Integral member of the Global Intellectual Property Department that protects the Company’s intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.  Working without significant direction, provides legal counsel to the overall Company regarding intellectual property matters for purposes of obtaining and maintaining the Company’s global intellectual property portfolio.  Collaborates with other Law Department and cross-functional team members in the handling of transactional matters involving intellectual property. 



  • Participates in a team of intellectual property associates, including attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff.
  • Provides intellectual property services to the Company with a high degree of independence.
  • Supports the protection of innovation, including managing the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications.
  • Coordinates and oversees the work of external counsel, both U.S. and non-U.S., in the development and prosecution of intellectual property rights in alignment with Company goals.
  • Independently meets with researchers, innovators, and others in the Company to identify inventions and intellectual property issues.
  • Identifies highly complex legal issues and develops resolutions to those issues.
  • Assists in the implementation of significant intellectual property policies.
  • Participates in the development and evaluation of paralegals and other support staff.
  • Establishes systems for the efficient performance of legal services.
  • Reviews, drafts, and modifies contracts and other documents with intellectual property significance.
  • Counsels on patentability, validity, freedom-to-operate, and clearance issues.
  • Conducts landscape evaluations of potential new innovations for white space identification.
  • Provides trademark and copyright analyses and counsel.  Works with other team members in managing and building a global trademark portfolio.
  • Supports intellectual property litigation, including providing counsel and advice related thereto.
  • Provides training and educational opportunities related to intellectual property protection.




Candidates will have completed a Juris Doctorate degree and will have obtained a degree in Engineering or Science, preferably in Mechanical Engineering or a similar field of study.



  • Minimum of 3 years of intellectual property experience.
  • Candidates will preferably have experience in supervising outside counsel with respect to patent and trademark matters.
  • Candidates will preferably have contract and transactional experience.



  • Strong English language skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong patent and trademark drafting and prosecution skills.
  • Strong legal research and drafting skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the Company.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Requires registration to practice before a supreme court of at least one state in the U.S.
  • Requires eligibility for registration to practice before the supreme court of the state in which the attorney is to be primarily located (preferably, Colorado).
  • Requires eligibility for registration to practice before the U.S. District Court for the district in which the attorney is to be primarily located (preferably, Colorado).
  • Requires registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.



Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, traverse, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Information


Ability to travel internationally 10%



Target Pay Range:  $120,000.00 to $150,000.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  10.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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