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(MN) Maplewood, Intellectual Property Counsel/Patent Agent - 3M


3M is seeking an Intellectual Property Counsel in the Office of Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel within 3M Legal Affairs, representing the Corporate Research Laboratories and groups within the Manufacturing and Supply Chain organization located at our global headquarters in Maplewood, Minnesota. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.  Prepare patent applications and prosecute patents globally
  • Represent 3M’s interest in patent office procedures around the world
  • Perform legal and factual research
  • Act as direct contact for and interact with business clients, outside counsel, and international colleagues
  • Perform opposition, IPR, and litigation-related support activities as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

The specific assignment will depend on the interests and experience of the lawyer or agent we hire and 3M’s legal needs.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Registered to Practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minimum of two (2) combined years of law firm and/or in-house intellectual property experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university in biotechnology, chemistry/chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, and/or a related discipline 
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice in Minnesota or eligible for admission within six months of employment
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Business acumen and an ability to provide legal and compliance advice in the context of strategic business initiatives and goals
  • Experience and/or a willingness to develop a high level of competence in intellectual property law
  • Highly effective written and verbal communications skills, with an ability to communicate and relate at all levels of the organization including business line leaders, regional heads and senior management
  • Results-orientated approach; personal and organizational accountability; and a collegial work style
  • High energy and a dedication to responsive client service
  • Uncompromising honesty and integrity