Biological Patent Searcher

Abbott Laboratories in Great Lakes, IL

  • Industry: Scientific Research - Biology/Bioengineering
  • Type: Full Time
  • $113,790.00 - 162,670.00
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Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


Job Description: A biotechnology patent searcher to conduct patent, scientific, business and other IP-related information searches. Review and synthesize search results. Present deliverables succinctly to patent attorneys to enable IP legal assessments and to support decision-making within the R&D, Commercial and overall business process. Main outputs are:

* Prior art searches

* Patent opposition/Invalidity studies

* Freedom-to-operate searches

* Novelty and patentability searches

* Due diligence support

* Create and monitor third party patent applications, patent families and legal status alerts; Create and monitor current awareness alerts on industry related topics

Key Responsibilities

* Develops and maintains positive and effective relationships with attorneys by understanding their information needs, creating smart search strategies (databases, classes and codes, keywords and indexing) and proposing cost-effective and timely information solutions

* Conducts accurate, comprehensive and thoughtful biological searches primarily focused on the Abbott Diagnostic businesses; must be flexible and open to work on projects related to other Abbott business

* Creates and delivers thorough, well written and highly professional reports in a timely manner that are clearly structured and that address the issues; takes ownership of work

* Collaborates successfully with cross-functional teams to support multifaceted projects

* Follows best practices and internal team procedures: Actively develops and applies skills and knowledge that advances our organizations

Key Skills

* General intellectual curiosity with a passion for uncovering information, the desire to transform that information into insight by answering the "so what" and creativity in communicating the story

* Degree in biology or related biotechnology fields

* Patent searching experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical/healthcare industry, in a legal and/or library setting preferred; ideal candidate will have sequencing searching experience

* Understanding of major patent related databases and hosts, knowledge of text-mining and visualization tools preferred

* Good knowledge in patent law or training in intellectual property

* Ability to quickly review, analyze and synthesize technical information

* Exceptional customer focus and high degree of professionalism to allow agile and proactive responses to changing business demands and opportunities

* Works effectively under pressure with the ability to prioritize workload and respond quickly; Takes ownership of results

* Participates with team members in the creation of new ideas and processes; shows initiative in gaining cross-disciplinary perspectives

* Fosters an environment that encourages inclusion and respect for diverse opinions

* Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills


Bachelor's Degree within a subject field relevant to Abbott's business or scientific interests including computer science, chemistry, biology or engineering required, or relevant experience. Master's Degree preferred, with course specialization in computer science , chemistry, biology, engineering, business or Information/Library Science.

Position Titles or Description of Experience

* Years Ph.D. or M.S. with intensive subject expertise 3-4

* B.S. with extensive industry experience in lab and patent searching 4-5

* Sequencing patent searching experience


This is a full-time position located at Abbott Headquarters (Abbott Park, IL). Will consider other Abbott locations in the Midwest.


Operations & Business Support


GENC General Counsel


United States > Abbott Park : AP06B Floor-LL









Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Associated topics: bioinformatic, biological engineer, biomechanics, biomedical, biomedical engineer, biophysics, neurodegenerative, pain, parenteral, pathogenesis

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