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HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people secure and convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be accurately identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
Customers tell us trust is earned by demonstrating that their business is as important to us as our own. As the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world, HID Global extends that same philosophy to its people. We strive to create an authentic, sincere and honest experience in everything we do, requiring a high performing team that is smart, passionate and thrives on innovation. Although we live in 22 countries around the world, we are one team working together to provide HID Global products, services and solutions that our customers trust. Work at HID Global is fast paced and team members can expect a dynamic and high energy environment every day. Collaboration across disciplines and across borders is key to our success, and our global diversity provides opportunities for cross cultural and cross functional teaming.
If you are creative, driven to succeed, inspired by challenge and take pride in getting things done, we welcome your enthusiastic interest in joining the HID Global team as Assistant Intellectual Property Counsel. In this role, you will have the opportunity to immediately: (i) develop IP strategies to protect HID’s next-generation of highly integrated products and services; (ii) contribute to the favorable resolution of ongoing IP disputes; and (iii) support HID’s acquisition activities, including IP reviews of potential acquisition and IP portfolio integration.
Reporting to the VP – Intellectual Property, as Assistant Intellectual Property Counsel you will have at least 4 years of experience in a wide-range of intellectual property legal matters from which to: (i) shape and execute intellectual property strategies to support business goals using sound, practical judgment and good business sense; and (ii) counsel and educate business leaders and technology teams on all intellectual property matters.
Key responsibilities include:
Analyzing and mitigating the risks of third party intellectual property;
Assisting in patent litigation and pre-litigation activities, including working with outside counsel to develop strategies to initiate, defend, resolve and prevent various forms of litigation;
Supporting commercial and M&A transactions, including IP reviews of potential acquisition and IP portfolio integration;
Identifying and evaluating patentable and strategic inventions from business units;
Managing prosecution decisions for a worldwide patent portfolio and coordinating with outside counsel; and
Assisting in a wide range of other intellectual property issues, including copyright, trademark, and trade secret
Required Knowledge / Experience:
A strong technical background with an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Computer Science. Other scientific/technical backgrounds will be considered depending upon relevant experience;
Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from a top rated law school;
Admitted to practice law in at least one state and registered to practice before the USPTO; and
Minimum of 4 years relevant experience in IP and technology law, including at least 3 years prior practice with a nationally recognized IP
Collaborate effectively and positively with others;
Exemplary customer orientation focus and success in creating a superior customer experience;
Sound legal and business judgment;
Strong organizational skills, maintaining attention to detail on multiple projects simultaneously and adjusting to changing priorities and deadlines;
Proactively isolate and prioritize issues to focus on implementing both top-level, strategic solutions as well as the day-to-day initiatives;
Quickly assimilate and understand complex situations and information, including highly technical information;
Efficiently manage intellectual property portfolios and outside counsel globally;
Monitor legal budgets;
Excellent analytical and communication skills; and
Travel availability up to 15%.
If you are interested in this position, please follow the link and submit your resume along with salary history to:
HID Global takes innovative approaches to helping organizations and governments become more secure and productive by protecting the people, data and things most important to them. We offer integrated solutions for creating, managing and using trusted identities, differentiated by a convenient and remarkable user experience.
The company’s served markets include physical and logical access contr...ol, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
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