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The Boeing Law Department seeks an attorney to provide legal support for the Boeing Intellectual Property organization (BIP). BIP is Boeing’s center of excellence for intellectual property strategy, technology licensing and protection across the enterprise. The successful candidate for this position will provide copyright, trade secret and licensing focused legal advice to the Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Global Services commercial divisions and provide support for commercial licensing transactions.
This position is based in Seattle, WA, and reports to the Senior Director, Commercial of Boeing Intellectual Property.
Advise business leadership on IP strategy
Assist in license interpretation, drafting and negotiation
Contribute to development of pro forma licenses
Structure approach to intellectual property (primarily trade secret) use and ownership in collaborations and development projects
Act as focal for data collection and use advice
Provide advice on IP enforcement actions, patent infringement issues and patent strategy
A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience negotiating and drafting licensing documents and advising on general intellectual property issues
Familiarity with all areas of intellectual property law
Law firm or in-house experience
Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment and establish rapport with others easily and effectively
Clear and concise communication style and ability to handle a large volume and variety of matters while providing high quality legal support and sound business advice
Be comfortable working in a matrixed environment with numerous stakeholders
Skills to effectively coordinate and communicate across all levels of the organization, including other law department members and business persons throughout the world across a variety of cultures
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
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