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Job Title: Assistant General Counsel- Business Law
Job ID: 4397
Location: Austin, TX.
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Earliest Start Date: Immediately
Salary: Monthly salary: $10,800+, commensurate with experience.
Hours per Week: 40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hiring Department: Office of General Counsel
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A resume is required in order to apply.
A letter of interest is required in order to apply.
A list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply.
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Purpose of Position With 236,000 enrolled students, $2.9 billion in annual research expenditures, a $19.5 billion operating budget, 8.2 million outpatient visits, 153 members of national academies and 105,000 employees in Texas, The University of Texas System is a state university system with global impact, and a legal client of tremendous scope and diversity. In the Office of General Counsel, or OGC, we help our clients solve problems that affect their diverse educational, research and business missions. Formally, we are a full-service legal department composed of 35 attorneys in five practice groups: Business Law, Claims & Financial Litigation, General Law, Health Law and Real Estate. In partnership with other campus-based attorneys, we serve all 14 institutions of the UT System. The Business Law section is comprised of lawyers with specialties in tax, construction, contracting, procurement, technology and intellectual property. The selected candidate will report to the Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney for Business Law and provide legal advice, counsel, and representation on business and intellectual property matters. These matters may include, but are not limited to: (i) copyright, patent, and trademark licensing; (ii) intellectual property litigation; (iii) research and development agreements involving a number of different industries and specializations, and (iv) technology commercialization. The ideal candidate will pair experience in intellectual property with the attitude of a generalist and will assist clients with the full range of business issues in a variety of commercial contexts.
Drafts and negotiates intellectual property licensing agreements including copyright, patent, and trademark licenses.
Reviews proposed transactions, licenses, contracts and other agreements to assure compliance with federal and Texas law and applicable UT System Regents’ Rules and UT System policies.
Advises clients regarding all aspects of trademark registration, maintenance, licensing and protection.
Drafts and negotiates confidentiality agreements and advises clients regarding trade secret protection and management.
Reviews, drafts, and advises clients regarding intellectual property litigation.
Advises clients regarding technology and research and opportunities for commercialization.
Drafts, negotiates and advises clients regarding research and sponsored research agreements.
Assist clients in structuring licenses and intellectual property agreements within legal constraints, while achieving business needs.
Conducts legal research and prepares written and oral legal opinions regarding intellectual property matters.
Drafts, interprets, reviews and advises clients regarding UT System Regents’ Rules and UT System policies involving intellectual property.
Communicates effectively with clients and OGC leadership, attorneys and staff.
While based in UT System Administration’s Austin headquarters, travels within and outside Texas as necessary.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in drafting, negotiating, and advising clients on intellectual property matters involving some of the following industries: computer software, medical, pharmaceutical, publishing, higher education, energy, and oil and gas, or branding/advertising/marketing.
May work around standard office conditions.
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
Additional Information: The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. Complete all sections on the application, including highest level of education, college degrees (if applicable), references and all questions on the application questionnaire. If you are applying for the first time make sure to complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected
Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
Admission to Texas Bar, or for out-of-state applicants licensed in another jurisdiction, Admission without Examination within six months of hire date.
At least 7 years’ experience as a licensed attorney, with a strong background in and principal focus on intellectual property.
Effective written/oral communication skills and ability to manage a broad range of complex issues in a collaborative environment
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 4397
About The University of Texas System Administration
Established by the Texas Constitution in 1876, The University of Texas System consists of eight academic and six health institutions. The University of Texas System Administration (based in Austin, Texas and found on the web at www.utsystem.edu) is responsible for the central management and coordination of the fourteen institutions.