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Director And Senior Counsel- Intellectual Property
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Director and Senior Counsel- Intellectual Property Responsibilities: Provide counsel to business clients and colleagues across the organization on trademark, copyright, right of publicity, trade secret and patent law. Oversee the company's global trademark, patent and domain name portfolios and manage prosecution of trademarks and patents. Manage intellectual property paralegal. Partner with colleagues in litigation to handle intellectual property claims and litigation. Manage office actions and UDRP proceedings. Draft and negotiate intellectual property and marketing provisions in contracts and releases. Provide actionable legal advice on advertising and brand matters, including, sponsorships, ad agency relationships, content agreements, software licensing, Screen Actors Guild issues and brand governance. Advise on sweepstakes and contests. Provide intellectual property training to business clients and legal colleagues. Create guidelines and other tools to enhance efficient handling of intellectual property matters. Partner with colleagues to design a framework for a robust patent program. Review and advise on company policies. Ensure proactive management and disciplined use of outside counsel and other external resources. Manage global intellectual property budget. Develop strong relationships with law firms selected to provide services. Review marketing and other materials to ensure protection of intellectual property assets and non-infringement of other's intellectual property. Develop strategies to reduce risk of infringement claims and litigation, including patent claims from non-practicing entities.

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited law school. License to practice law in Illinois or eligible for admission in Illinois. 8+ years of trademark, copyright and patent experience. Financial Services experience preferred. Deep experience in advertising and marketing law, social media and technology issues. Business-oriented professional with strong analytic skills and the ability to suggest practical and innovative solutions for legal issues in support of business initiatives and objectives. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others and build and foster internal and external relationships. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization including senior management. Experience driving, prioritizing, and effectively managing cross-functional initiatives. A versatile and innovative pro-active thought leader, with strong judgment, initiative and empathy.

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