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Senior Manager And Counsel, Intellectual Property

New York City NY Senior Manager And Counsel, Intellectual Property The candidate will be responsible for: Provide day-to-day counsel regarding content creation, clearance, marketing, and protection of intellectual property. Assist in resolving disputes relating to same, including management of outside counsel. Supervise and manage paralegals and customer support personnel. Assess risks associated with highly complex legal issues in a fast-paced environment. Serve as part of a distributed team of lawyers, paralegals and staff helping Take-Two's publishing labels create the most innovative and creative products in the most efficient way possible. Must have 4- 6 years of in-house or law firm experience, preferably in entertainment, technology, advertising/media or industries similar to interactive entertainment. Prior copyright and/or trademark litigation experience strongly preferred. Must have the ability to evaluate complex scenarios and effectively distill information for clients. Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the videogame industry required. Must have admitted and in good standing with the NY state bar. Legal 4 - 6 Full-time 2020-08-12

Counsel Intellectual Property

Trevose PA Counsel - Intellectual Property The candidate will provide counsel and advise clients on a broad range of various domestic and international intellectual property issues across company's business. Manage patent portfolios that facilitate growth, including managing and instructing global outside counsel, making decisions on strategic filings and prosecution. Manage trademark portfolios, including managing and instructing global outside counsel, making decisions on strategic filings and prosecution. Prepare and negotiate intellectual property related agreements and support other agreements from the intellectual property perspective, such as sourcing, commercial, etc. Assist with patent evaluation screening and review boards and develop appropriate business-wide procedures to harvest, protect and defend intellectual property. Provide IP training to the business, including subjects on patents, copyrights, trade secrets and related matters. Work with the Engineering and technical teams to make freedom to operate decisions in a timely manner. Assist with reviews of technical papers and marketing claims and materials. Assess IP risks and assist with IP litigation.

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Admission to and member in good standing of a state bar in the US. Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Should have 3 5 years active practice, in the intellectual property field, with increasing activities including experience in patent and trademark areas, drafting, preparing and negotiating intellectual property agreements, working with the business teams at all levels. BS/MS degree in Engineering, Chemical a plus. Sound judgment in developing and implementing legal process-driven solutions. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. Able to work effectively with all levels of the organization. Must be able to work independently and efficiently handling multiple priorities in a time pressured environment. Established analytical ability. Strong commitment to integrity and professionalism. Strong attention to detail and ability to consistently and timely complete projects. A superior academic record and work history that affirmatively demonstrates leadership and ability to push others to deliver on commitments. Substantial experience with and ability to use legal related technology. Experience advising on cybersecurity and data protection matters, drafting and the review of IT related agreements - including SaaS, license, cloud technology. Experience and familiarity within the industrial water business and related technologies.
Legal 3 - 5 Full-time 2020-08-12

Intellectual Property Counsel

Carlsbad CA Intellectual Property Counsel Duties: Define and execute IP strategy, including IP capture and third-party risk assessment and mitigation Define and implement robust and scalable IP department best practices for freedom to operate protocol and patent and trademark prosecution; develop new and review and enhance existing policies and procedures to streamline the Company's business operations and improve customer experience (for both internal and external constituents); diligence and implement an IP matter management system. Provide primary IP support to Product Development teams for Spinal Implants and Orthobiologics portfolios, both internally developed and in-licensed programs; counsel Marketing & Development teams throughout the entire product development process, from conception to commercial launch; perform freedom to operate analysis and counsel development teams on options for the path forward Draft and prosecute utility and design patent applications and trademark applications; manage outside counsel on patent and various other IP and legal matters, including foreign associates handling foreign patent and trademark prosecution Counsel business stakeholders and Legal colleagues on various IP matters; advise corporate counsel in contract negotiations; review IP contracts; review marketing collateral and engineering-controlled documents for IP issues; manage compliance with settlement agreements and other IP agreement requirements; respond to inbound diligence inquiries (e.g., in connection with capital raising transactions), including negotiation and delivery of legal opinions to third parties regarding the validity of the Company's intellectual property and freedom to operate; review and provide comments to applicable portions of the Company's SEC filings, including registration statements and Forms 10-K; advise and educate surgeon customers, distributors and non-legal colleagues at all levels throughout the Company on IP matters. Provide primary IP support to corporate development team, including assessing opportunities and performing due diligence for M&A activities and new market access; identify IP licensing and IP acquisition opportunities. Support internal and outside counsel with respect to pre-litigation and patent infringement, Inter Partes Review and Ex Parte Reexamination matters. Supervise and mentor a team of IP legal staff including patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals. Manage budget, including for outside counsel and other IP vendors.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in relevant technical field. JD Degree from accredited law school. Experience in an FDA-regulated industry. Demonstrated experience practicing intellectual property litigation, including cases relating to medical device. Experience in a wide range of IP matters in areas including patent origination and drafting, freedom to operate patentability, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, licensing, and internal processes around IP development. Strong ability to effectively communicate verbally and through written correspondence with all levels of peers and leadership at SeaSpine, distributorships, hospitals, and other vendors worldwide. Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and customer/inventory databases. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, prioritize, and manage team goals and initiatives amidst competing priorities. Critical thinker with strong attention to detail, and ability to problem solve and establish solutions in a high-growth and fast-pace environment. Preferred Qualifications: Experience medical device, specifically spine-related. International patent experience.
Legal 1 - 0 Full-time 2020-08-10

Senior Principal Intellectual Property Counsel, Diabetes

Glen Allen VA Senior Principal Intellectual Property Counsel, Diabetes Duites: Preparation and prosecution of a global IP portfolio relating to medical devices in the Diabetes field with emphasis on electronics and computer engineering technologies. Tasks include self-performed work, managing and reviewing outside counsel work, and diligently managing dockets using the corporate docketing systems. Executing on all aspects of creation and management of intellectual property, including developing and implementing IP strategies, administration and evaluation of invention disclosures, conducting freedom-to-operate diligence and preparing opinions for clients, proactively becoming cognizant of competitor products and related IP watches, conducting infringement investigations and invalidity analyses, and providing timely counsel to clients. Interfacing with the R&D and business development teams for proactive development and implementation of IP strategies that align with business strategy and objectives. Providing support and management on patent litigation, including early pre-suit assessments. Performing IP due diligence for mergers/acquisitions. Reviewing Medtronic patent assets and creating patent portfolio packages in support of monetization activities. Drafting and negotiation of IP agreements, such as, for example, patent licensing agreements, joint-development agreements, material transfer agreements.

Requirements: Juris Doctor (J.D.) from a nationally accredited law school with strong academic credentials. Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer or Biomedical Engineering, or similar scientific disciplines . 8+ years of experience as an attorney in intellectual property law discipline . Licensed to practice in at least one state or the District of Columbia with the ability to be admitted in California as RIHC . Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Should preferably have Both in-house and law firm experience. Should have Understanding of basic business concepts, strategies, and risks. Broad IP experience including good understanding of issues related to IP transactions and transactional due diligence. Patent Licensing and Monetization experience is a definite plus. Direct experience in engineering or science disciplines. International experience is a plus.
Legal 8 - 0 Full-time 2020-08-10

Intellectual Property Counsel

Waltham MA Intellectual Property Counsel The candidate will engage and counsel inventors from the pre-invention disclosure stage, throughout the patenting process, and post-grant. Manage outside IP counsel handling patent prosecution to ensure the strategy properly encapsulates the invention and conforms to the goals of the company. Participate in integration of acquired targets to ensure complete integration of IP matters. Conduct freedom-to-operate ( FTO ) analysis. Provide general IP guidance to non-IP members of legal team and clients with respect to patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets. JD with a life sciences background. U.S. PTO registration required. 3 years of patent prosecution experience in the life sciences desired. Legal 3 - 0 Full-time 2020-08-08

Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property

San Diego CA Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property The candidate will draft new patent applications targeting technologies across the company's expansive portfolio of products and systems. Maintain docket and drive patent prosecution. Think strategically in developing US and international patent portfolios. Drive business engagement and serve as a key business partner. Perform patentability studies and provide actionable analysis. Conduct brainstorming sessions for the purpose of capturing IP.Provide analysis of competitor IP and landscape analysis. Provide trademark legal support to business partners. Provide legal support in contract related matters. Support M&A activities. Mentor junior attorneys and patent agents. Conduct IP training for various groups across firm.

The candidate should have Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering preferred (related fields may be considered). Must have Juris Doctor (J.D.) with 3-7 years of experience (law firm preferred). Should be registered patent attorney. Must have experience drafting/prosecuting software patent applications. Should have strong verbal and excellent written communication skills for efficient interaction with a large variety of internal or external interface .
Legal 3 - 7 Full-time 2020-08-08

Director, Intellectual Property Counsel

Bridgewater NJ Director, Intellectual Property Counsel Responsibilities: Additional representative responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: Strategic management of global IP portfolios for company programs, including patent prosecution, patent maintenance and associated IP diligence. Draft, negotiate, and/or file legal documents including patent applications, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, responses to office action from various patent offices, including the USPTO, agreements, and licenses. Assist Chief Legal Officer in analysis of intellectual property issues. Provide IP/legal support (status reports, due diligence, etc.) for other groups within the company, e.g. Business Development, Research, Regulatory, Tech Ops. Stay current on emerging trends in intellectual property law through continuing legal education, reading, professional conferences, and participating in professional associations.

Qualifications: Must have at minimum 5 (and preferably 8) years of biopharma-related patent prosecution and complex IP diligence experience. Must have at least 5 years of relevant experience in a law firm. Should have Juris Doctorate Degree. Should have PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering or related field.
Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2020-08-08

Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Disputes & Litigation

Brooklyn NY Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Disputes & Litigation Duties: Handle and coordinate general, platform liability, and intellectual property litigation and pre-litigation disputes, both defensively and to protect Company's and its users rights. Help drive Company's disputes & litigation strategy, as a fast-growing marketplace company in the e-commerce space. Resolve third party disputes and license agreements, along with provisions of commercial and partnership agreements. The role encompasses protecting the Company platform via third party dispute management and resolution. It includes general litigation and dispute resolution, as well as management of intellectual property disputes (patent, copyright, trademark and related areas). Answer new questions, tackle uncharted problems, and work with business teams to meet the needs of our dynamic environment. Collaborate with the senior leadership at Company, legal and teams throughout the company, and outside counsel. Leading discussions relating to legal risk at the executive level, evaluate and explain technical, legal, and business risks and concepts with ease, and run sophisticated projects. Work cross-functionally with the team on a wide variety of product, regulatory and commercial matters, in support of Company's goal of protecting the platform and users.

Qualifications: JD and are admitted to a state bar (preferably NY or CA) and are qualified to work in-house in New York. 7-10 years of proven experience, with a mix of law firm, governmental or in-house work (Note: candidates who have solely worked in a firm, a government agency such as the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, or in-house will not be considered). Background in general platform liability issues, along with experience protecting the intellectual property rights of technology companies. Global experience is a must. Experience identifying, understanding, and managing international litigation, regulatory, and IP risks. Passion for intellectual property issues, platform liability and dispute resolution issues impacting global tech and e-commerce companies, with deep knowledge in some of these areas. Enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative work environment, and have a growth mentality; you re a great teammate and are eager to learn and grow. History advising engineers and product managers on technical challenges that are frequently at issue in intellectual property, anti-counterfeiting, regulatory or tech product disputes in a high-velocity environment. Ability to intelligently assist product and engineering teams in technical areas such as machine learning, search, adtech, and cloud computing. Experience being the primary point of contact with clients, and taking the lead in running the legal side of a project. Effective communicator with executive presence -- verbally and in writing. You can speak to technical specialists or business leaders, from junior engineers to the CEO, in plain English, without legal jargon. Understand and be committed to Company's business and mission as a global marketplace for creative entrepreneurs. Knowledge of IP portfolio strategy and IP transactions is valued but not required.
Legal 7 - 10 Full-time 2020-08-07

Lead Intellectual Property Counsel

Palo Alto CA Lead Intellectual Property Counsel Duties: Lead the development, protection and maintenance of intellectual property portfolio. Effectively manage outside IP counsel in the drafting and prosecution of patent and trademark applications globally, and performing freedom-to-operate analyses. Work closely with product, engineering and marketing teams regarding IP strategy and the identification of patentable inventions, including by overseeing the company's Patent Committee Meetings and designing invention incentive and education programs. Collaborate with the commercial legal team to draft agreements regarding the use, transfer or ownership of intellectual property. Collaborate with the litigation team regarding litigation involving intellectual property. Provide support for corporate development activities, including licensing and acquisitions of intellectual property.

Qualifications: JD Degree required, admitted to any state Bar. 8+ years legal experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department related to intellectual property. Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage projects effectively. Technically savvy. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to balance legal risk and business objectives.
Legal 8 - 0 Full-time 2020-08-05

Intellectual Property Counsel

Emeryville CA Intellectual Property Counsel RESPONSIBILITIES: Take the leading role in shaping intellectual property portfolio development strategy. Manage, protect and develop the Company's patent portfolio, including working closely with research & development and outside counsel(s) to proactively identify and develop patentable intellectual property and to prepare, file and prosecute related patent applications. Approach IP with a strategic mindset by anticipating future business, competitive and legal risks, and identify creative solutions and opportunities. Develop a deep knowledge of the Company's existing and forward reaching research and development programs, business activities, and product candidates in the context of competitor landscape, industry trends, laws and regulations affecting IP. Negotiate, draft and review agreements such as licenses, research agreements, clinical trial agreements, collaboration agreements, confidentiality agreements, supplier agreements, consulting agreements and material transfer agreements. Manage outside counsel in such matters. Counsel internal clients, including senior management and members of research & development and business development teams, on IP risks and opportunities. Provide IP due diligence support for business development activities and manage patentability, freedom-to-operate, infringement, validity and regulatory exclusivity analyses. Train internal client groups to promote awareness of IP and its implications on various functions within the organization. Develop a solid understanding of Nutcracker's technologies and business with the ability to evaluate and balance both legal and business factors when providing advice.

QUALIFICATIONS: JD degree required. An advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in the biological sciences (molecular biology or biochemistry) is preferred. State bar and USPTO registration is required. 5+ years relevant professional experience in a law firm and/or in-house counsel, with experience in the pharmaceutical, life science and/or biotechnology industry required. Transactional or licensing experience (negotiating and/or drafting IP licenses) is an advantage. Successful candidates should have demonstrable skills in evaluating new technologies and seeing such technologies through the patenting process from invention disclosure to patent issuance. Experience with U.S. and foreign patent systems, including the patent development, filing and prosecution processes, invention review, patent searching, and freedom-to-operate analyses. Experience managing outside counsel. Ability to facilitate and contribute to collaborative decision-making processes and work effectively on cross-functional teams. Outstanding interpersonal, communication, negotiation and presentation/public speaking skills. The ability to operate with candid transparency, professionalism, strong emotional intelligence, and the highest degree of integrity.
Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2020-07-31
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Senior Manager And Counsel, Intellectual Property
Refer job# KNTP151156
 
Senior Manager And Counsel, Intellectual Property The candidate will be responsible for: Provide day-to-day counsel regarding content creation, clearance, marketing, and protection of intellectual property. Assist in resolving disputes relating to same, including management of outside counsel. Supervise and manage paralegals and customer support personnel. Assess risks associated with highly complex legal issues in a fast-paced environment. Serve as part of a distributed team of lawyers, paralegals and staff helping Take-Two's publishing labels create the most innovative and creative products in the most efficient way possible. Must have 4- 6 years of in-house or law firm experience, preferably in entertainment, technology, advertising/media or industries similar to interactive entertainment. Prior copyright and/or trademark litigation experience strongly preferred. Must have the ability to evaluate complex scenarios and effectively distill information for clients. Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the videogame industry required. Must have admitted and in good standing with the NY state bar.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Counsel Intellectual Property
Refer job# QXBI151167
 
Counsel - Intellectual Property The candidate will provide counsel and advise clients on a broad range of various domestic and international intellectual property issues across company's business. Manage patent portfolios that facilitate growth, including managing and instructing global outside counsel, making decisions on strategic filings and prosecution. Manage trademark portfolios, including managing and instructing global outside counsel, making decisions on strategic filings and prosecution. Prepare and negotiate intellectual property related agreements and support other agreements from the intellectual property perspective, such as sourcing, commercial, etc. Assist with patent evaluation screening and review boards and develop appropriate business-wide procedures to harvest, protect and defend intellectual property. Provide IP training to the business, including subjects on patents, copyrights, trade secrets and related matters. Work with the Engineering and technical teams to make freedom to operate decisions in a timely manner. Assist with reviews of technical papers and marketing claims and materials. Assess IP risks and assist with IP litigation.

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Admission to and member in good standing of a state bar in the US. Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Should have 3 5 years active practice, in the intellectual property field, with increasing activities including experience in patent and trademark areas, drafting, preparing and negotiating intellectual property agreements, working with the business teams at all levels. BS/MS degree in Engineering, Chemical a plus. Sound judgment in developing and implementing legal process-driven solutions. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. Able to work effectively with all levels of the organization. Must be able to work independently and efficiently handling multiple priorities in a time pressured environment. Established analytical ability. Strong commitment to integrity and professionalism. Strong attention to detail and ability to consistently and timely complete projects. A superior academic record and work history that affirmatively demonstrates leadership and ability to push others to deliver on commitments. Substantial experience with and ability to use legal related technology. Experience advising on cybersecurity and data protection matters, drafting and the review of IT related agreements - including SaaS, license, cloud technology. Experience and familiarity within the industrial water business and related technologies.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Intellectual Property Counsel
Refer job# YLPI151116
 
Intellectual Property Counsel Duties: Define and execute IP strategy, including IP capture and third-party risk assessment and mitigation Define and implement robust and scalable IP department best practices for freedom to operate protocol and patent and trademark prosecution; develop new and review and enhance existing policies and procedures to streamline the Company's business operations and improve customer experience (for both internal and external constituents); diligence and implement an IP matter management system. Provide primary IP support to Product Development teams for Spinal Implants and Orthobiologics portfolios, both internally developed and in-licensed programs; counsel Marketing & Development teams throughout the entire product development process, from conception to commercial launch; perform freedom to operate analysis and counsel development teams on options for the path forward Draft and prosecute utility and design patent applications and trademark applications; manage outside counsel on patent and various other IP and legal matters, including foreign associates handling foreign patent and trademark prosecution Counsel business stakeholders and Legal colleagues on various IP matters; advise corporate counsel in contract negotiations; review IP contracts; review marketing collateral and engineering-controlled documents for IP issues; manage compliance with settlement agreements and other IP agreement requirements; respond to inbound diligence inquiries (e.g., in connection with capital raising transactions), including negotiation and delivery of legal opinions to third parties regarding the validity of the Company's intellectual property and freedom to operate; review and provide comments to applicable portions of the Company's SEC filings, including registration statements and Forms 10-K; advise and educate surgeon customers, distributors and non-legal colleagues at all levels throughout the Company on IP matters. Provide primary IP support to corporate development team, including assessing opportunities and performing due diligence for M&A activities and new market access; identify IP licensing and IP acquisition opportunities. Support internal and outside counsel with respect to pre-litigation and patent infringement, Inter Partes Review and Ex Parte Reexamination matters. Supervise and mentor a team of IP legal staff including patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals. Manage budget, including for outside counsel and other IP vendors.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in relevant technical field. JD Degree from accredited law school. Experience in an FDA-regulated industry. Demonstrated experience practicing intellectual property litigation, including cases relating to medical device. Experience in a wide range of IP matters in areas including patent origination and drafting, freedom to operate patentability, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, licensing, and internal processes around IP development. Strong ability to effectively communicate verbally and through written correspondence with all levels of peers and leadership at SeaSpine, distributorships, hospitals, and other vendors worldwide. Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and customer/inventory databases. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, prioritize, and manage team goals and initiatives amidst competing priorities. Critical thinker with strong attention to detail, and ability to problem solve and establish solutions in a high-growth and fast-pace environment. Preferred Qualifications: Experience medical device, specifically spine-related. International patent experience.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
 
Senior Principal Intellectual Property Counsel, Diabetes
Refer job# MILW151127
 
Senior Principal Intellectual Property Counsel, Diabetes Duites: Preparation and prosecution of a global IP portfolio relating to medical devices in the Diabetes field with emphasis on electronics and computer engineering technologies. Tasks include self-performed work, managing and reviewing outside counsel work, and diligently managing dockets using the corporate docketing systems. Executing on all aspects of creation and management of intellectual property, including developing and implementing IP strategies, administration and evaluation of invention disclosures, conducting freedom-to-operate diligence and preparing opinions for clients, proactively becoming cognizant of competitor products and related IP watches, conducting infringement investigations and invalidity analyses, and providing timely counsel to clients. Interfacing with the R&D and business development teams for proactive development and implementation of IP strategies that align with business strategy and objectives. Providing support and management on patent litigation, including early pre-suit assessments. Performing IP due diligence for mergers/acquisitions. Reviewing Medtronic patent assets and creating patent portfolio packages in support of monetization activities. Drafting and negotiation of IP agreements, such as, for example, patent licensing agreements, joint-development agreements, material transfer agreements.

Requirements: Juris Doctor (J.D.) from a nationally accredited law school with strong academic credentials. Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer or Biomedical Engineering, or similar scientific disciplines . 8+ years of experience as an attorney in intellectual property law discipline . Licensed to practice in at least one state or the District of Columbia with the ability to be admitted in California as RIHC . Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Should preferably have Both in-house and law firm experience. Should have Understanding of basic business concepts, strategies, and risks. Broad IP experience including good understanding of issues related to IP transactions and transactional due diligence. Patent Licensing and Monetization experience is a definite plus. Direct experience in engineering or science disciplines. International experience is a plus.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Intellectual Property Counsel
Refer job# UUOO151012
 
Intellectual Property Counsel The candidate will engage and counsel inventors from the pre-invention disclosure stage, throughout the patenting process, and post-grant. Manage outside IP counsel handling patent prosecution to ensure the strategy properly encapsulates the invention and conforms to the goals of the company. Participate in integration of acquired targets to ensure complete integration of IP matters. Conduct freedom-to-operate ( FTO ) analysis. Provide general IP guidance to non-IP members of legal team and clients with respect to patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets. JD with a life sciences background. U.S. PTO registration required. 3 years of patent prosecution experience in the life sciences desired.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property
Refer job# FYQP151091
 
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property The candidate will draft new patent applications targeting technologies across the company's expansive portfolio of products and systems. Maintain docket and drive patent prosecution. Think strategically in developing US and international patent portfolios. Drive business engagement and serve as a key business partner. Perform patentability studies and provide actionable analysis. Conduct brainstorming sessions for the purpose of capturing IP.Provide analysis of competitor IP and landscape analysis. Provide trademark legal support to business partners. Provide legal support in contract related matters. Support M&A activities. Mentor junior attorneys and patent agents. Conduct IP training for various groups across firm.

The candidate should have Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering preferred (related fields may be considered). Must have Juris Doctor (J.D.) with 3-7 years of experience (law firm preferred). Should be registered patent attorney. Must have experience drafting/prosecuting software patent applications. Should have strong verbal and excellent written communication skills for efficient interaction with a large variety of internal or external interface .
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
 
Director, Intellectual Property Counsel
Refer job# DNGK151094
 
Director, Intellectual Property Counsel Responsibilities: Additional representative responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: Strategic management of global IP portfolios for company programs, including patent prosecution, patent maintenance and associated IP diligence. Draft, negotiate, and/or file legal documents including patent applications, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, responses to office action from various patent offices, including the USPTO, agreements, and licenses. Assist Chief Legal Officer in analysis of intellectual property issues. Provide IP/legal support (status reports, due diligence, etc.) for other groups within the company, e.g. Business Development, Research, Regulatory, Tech Ops. Stay current on emerging trends in intellectual property law through continuing legal education, reading, professional conferences, and participating in professional associations.

Qualifications: Must have at minimum 5 (and preferably 8) years of biopharma-related patent prosecution and complex IP diligence experience. Must have at least 5 years of relevant experience in a law firm. Should have Juris Doctorate Degree. Should have PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering or related field.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Disputes & Litigation
Refer job# BEOE150965
 
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Disputes & Litigation Duties: Handle and coordinate general, platform liability, and intellectual property litigation and pre-litigation disputes, both defensively and to protect Company's and its users rights. Help drive Company's disputes & litigation strategy, as a fast-growing marketplace company in the e-commerce space. Resolve third party disputes and license agreements, along with provisions of commercial and partnership agreements. The role encompasses protecting the Company platform via third party dispute management and resolution. It includes general litigation and dispute resolution, as well as management of intellectual property disputes (patent, copyright, trademark and related areas). Answer new questions, tackle uncharted problems, and work with business teams to meet the needs of our dynamic environment. Collaborate with the senior leadership at Company, legal and teams throughout the company, and outside counsel. Leading discussions relating to legal risk at the executive level, evaluate and explain technical, legal, and business risks and concepts with ease, and run sophisticated projects. Work cross-functionally with the team on a wide variety of product, regulatory and commercial matters, in support of Company's goal of protecting the platform and users.

Qualifications: JD and are admitted to a state bar (preferably NY or CA) and are qualified to work in-house in New York. 7-10 years of proven experience, with a mix of law firm, governmental or in-house work (Note: candidates who have solely worked in a firm, a government agency such as the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, or in-house will not be considered). Background in general platform liability issues, along with experience protecting the intellectual property rights of technology companies. Global experience is a must. Experience identifying, understanding, and managing international litigation, regulatory, and IP risks. Passion for intellectual property issues, platform liability and dispute resolution issues impacting global tech and e-commerce companies, with deep knowledge in some of these areas. Enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative work environment, and have a growth mentality; you re a great teammate and are eager to learn and grow. History advising engineers and product managers on technical challenges that are frequently at issue in intellectual property, anti-counterfeiting, regulatory or tech product disputes in a high-velocity environment. Ability to intelligently assist product and engineering teams in technical areas such as machine learning, search, adtech, and cloud computing. Experience being the primary point of contact with clients, and taking the lead in running the legal side of a project. Effective communicator with executive presence -- verbally and in writing. You can speak to technical specialists or business leaders, from junior engineers to the CEO, in plain English, without legal jargon. Understand and be committed to Company's business and mission as a global marketplace for creative entrepreneurs. Knowledge of IP portfolio strategy and IP transactions is valued but not required.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Lead Intellectual Property Counsel
Refer job# RPZH150935
 
Lead Intellectual Property Counsel Duties: Lead the development, protection and maintenance of intellectual property portfolio. Effectively manage outside IP counsel in the drafting and prosecution of patent and trademark applications globally, and performing freedom-to-operate analyses. Work closely with product, engineering and marketing teams regarding IP strategy and the identification of patentable inventions, including by overseeing the company's Patent Committee Meetings and designing invention incentive and education programs. Collaborate with the commercial legal team to draft agreements regarding the use, transfer or ownership of intellectual property. Collaborate with the litigation team regarding litigation involving intellectual property. Provide support for corporate development activities, including licensing and acquisitions of intellectual property.

Qualifications: JD Degree required, admitted to any state Bar. 8+ years legal experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department related to intellectual property. Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage projects effectively. Technically savvy. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to balance legal risk and business objectives.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
 
Intellectual Property Counsel
Refer job# JKHP150778
 
Intellectual Property Counsel RESPONSIBILITIES: Take the leading role in shaping intellectual property portfolio development strategy. Manage, protect and develop the Company's patent portfolio, including working closely with research & development and outside counsel(s) to proactively identify and develop patentable intellectual property and to prepare, file and prosecute related patent applications. Approach IP with a strategic mindset by anticipating future business, competitive and legal risks, and identify creative solutions and opportunities. Develop a deep knowledge of the Company's existing and forward reaching research and development programs, business activities, and product candidates in the context of competitor landscape, industry trends, laws and regulations affecting IP. Negotiate, draft and review agreements such as licenses, research agreements, clinical trial agreements, collaboration agreements, confidentiality agreements, supplier agreements, consulting agreements and material transfer agreements. Manage outside counsel in such matters. Counsel internal clients, including senior management and members of research & development and business development teams, on IP risks and opportunities. Provide IP due diligence support for business development activities and manage patentability, freedom-to-operate, infringement, validity and regulatory exclusivity analyses. Train internal client groups to promote awareness of IP and its implications on various functions within the organization. Develop a solid understanding of Nutcracker's technologies and business with the ability to evaluate and balance both legal and business factors when providing advice.

QUALIFICATIONS: JD degree required. An advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in the biological sciences (molecular biology or biochemistry) is preferred. State bar and USPTO registration is required. 5+ years relevant professional experience in a law firm and/or in-house counsel, with experience in the pharmaceutical, life science and/or biotechnology industry required. Transactional or licensing experience (negotiating and/or drafting IP licenses) is an advantage. Successful candidates should have demonstrable skills in evaluating new technologies and seeing such technologies through the patenting process from invention disclosure to patent issuance. Experience with U.S. and foreign patent systems, including the patent development, filing and prosecution processes, invention review, patent searching, and freedom-to-operate analyses. Experience managing outside counsel. Ability to facilitate and contribute to collaborative decision-making processes and work effectively on cross-functional teams. Outstanding interpersonal, communication, negotiation and presentation/public speaking skills. The ability to operate with candid transparency, professionalism, strong emotional intelligence, and the highest degree of integrity.
 
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