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IP Coordinating Counsel for consumer product company will manage and support the overall intellectual property effort. In this role, IP Coordinating Counsel will manage IP related agreements, the company’s patent and trademark portfolio in a strategic and business conscious manner, patent and trademark prosecutions and freedom to operate clearances, inside and outside counsel engaged in the company’s intellectual property effort, and the IP budget. There also will be opportunities to work on diverse legal matters including general contracts, IP licensing, litigation support, and dispute resolution. The IP Coordinating Counsel will also provide support to the global business on a range of matters.
Leader and coordinator of the overall intellectual property effort, providing expertise and advice that enables the business to grow;
Strategically mange the patent and trademark portfolios globally;
Efficiently manage the company’s patent and trademark prosecution effort;
Analyze and provide counsel regarding patentability and patent freedom-to-operate searches;
Draft or review a range of commercial agreements, including third party supply contracts, technology development agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other commercial agreements implicating intellectual property rights;
Analyze legal rights, obligations, and strategies to help the business achieve its goals;
Lead the intellectual property effort with respect to acquisitions;
Provide timely and actionable counsel to business counterparts from an intellectual property perspective;
Manage inside and outside counsel engaged in the intellectual property effort; and,
Train internal customers and teammates on intellectual property policy, procedure, and risk management.
B.S. or advanced degree in engineering or information science;
Graduate from the top 25% of law school class;
Active license to practice in at least one US jurisdiction;
8-10 years experience in house or with a top outside law firm in the field of intellectual property;
Excellent people, negotiation, writing, and communication skills;
Experience in international intellectual property law is preferred.