Job Information

Job Title: Intellectual Property Legal Counsel

Job Location: Fort Worth, TX

Summary of Position:

Alcon is looking to hire an Intellectual Property Legal Counsel professional within their IP Surgical Franchise in their Fort Worth, TX location. As an Intellectual Property Legal Counselor, one will report to the head of IP for the surgical franchise, joining an existing team of attorneys who support an array of products and technologies related cataract, vit-ret, glaucoma, and refractive surgery.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversight and management of a global portfolio of patents related to ophthalmic devices and materials

Develop and implement strategies for optimizing and maximizing the value of Alcon's IP portfolio

Mining, preparing, and prosecuting patent applications

Advising internal clients, including senior management, on patentability, enforcement, validity, freedom-to-operate, and IP strategy

Identifying and managing IP opportunities and risks related to new product development

Leading and supporting IP capture projects, patent committees, and training sessions

Managing and directing outside counsel

Providing legal counsel and support for BD&L, litigation, and ideation activities

Key Requirements/Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent years of directly related experience (or high school+15 yrs; Assoc.+14 yrs; M.S.+7 yrs; PhD+6 yrs)

The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English

Member of a state bar in good standing

Registered to practice before the USPTO

Work hours: Full Time-Hybrid

Travel Requirements: 20%

Relocation assistance: Yes

Sponsorship available: No

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.