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Our client, a dynamic fast-paced technology driven company headquartered in the Bay Area, is seeking an experienced patent attorney to support a significant Business Unit and advise its leadership team. This role will provide counsel on a wide variety of IP issues for a $1B+ business unit.
Responsibilities for this role will include:
-Provide business and IP/legal advice to a $1B+ global business
-Analyze IP landscapes, perform IP risk assessments and develop IP sustainability strategies
-Actively develop and manage a global patent portfolio to protect key differentiating aspects of company’s technologies
-Review, draft and negotiate a broad range of IP related agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, joint development agreements, sponsored research agreements and government funding agreements
-Provide advice on various IP matters involving patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks
-Lead and contribute to the development of business processes and policies to better enable achievement of business objectives, mitigate risk, reduce inefficiencies and improve effectiveness
-Collaborate with Litigation team regarding IP procurement and enforcement strategies and best known methods
-Provide training and develop programs to protect IP and accomplish business goals
-Manage outside counsel and related budgets
Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:
-B.S. in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Materials Science
-Five to ten years of legal experience with a focus in the following areas: IP landscapes, IP risk assessments and IP sustainability strategies, especially for growth opportunities; Patent portfolio development and management and Agreements involving IP provisions, including JDAs and research agreements
-A strong academic record from top schools
-Strong intellectual capacity and high personal standards of excellence
-Strong business and technology acumen; capacity to learn the business and technology quickly
Additional Salary Information: A strong compensation package, including equity, will be offered.
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