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Intellectual Property/ Venture Capital Counsel

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5-10 yrs required


Menlo Park, CA

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Nov 03,2017

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Aug 29,2017
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Corporate >> Corporate - Venture Capital
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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Intellectual Property/ Venture Capital Counsel The candidate will be a key player responsible for providing expert intellectual property and transactional legal advice and service to the Catalyst Fund and SSIC on investments, strategic transactions, technology development/commercialization agreements, and complex intellectual property matters. Take direction as appropriate from key senior member(s) of the IP/legal and/or investment team(s); and work collaboratively with all members of the SSIC and investments teams, and autonomously as appropriate. The role requires (1) a results-driven self-starter with exemplary leadership, communication, collaboration and influencing skills; (2) excellent judgment and facility with a constant blend of technological, legal and business complexity with international dimensions; and (3) a highly adaptable professional who would relish working within a complex fast-paced global organization with a compelling blend of international cultures and dimensions. Provide legal advice and service on early stage and strategic investments, strategic development/commercialization agreements, and complex intellectual property matters comprising IP development, licensing and litigation, including international aspects of all of the above. Manage legal process and due diligence for early stage investments. Draft and negotiate term sheets for investments, strategic partnerships and development agreements; and related definitive agreements. Provide advice to SSIC groups on intellectual property strategy; and securing patents, trademarks and/or copyrights. Provide advice on shareholder/board consent(s). General day-to-day legal advice. Manage outside counsel. Registered to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney required. J.D. from a top A.B.A. accredited law school; and Bachelor’s Degree in science or engineering, preferably Physics/EE/CS required. 5 - 10 years legal experience (at least 5 years as a USPTO registered patent attorney) required. Experience: with complex patent prosecution, licensing and litigation, and preferably international, and trademark experience; drafting/negotiating complex international technology, intellectual property & patent license agreements; working directly with top caliber business executives, scientists, engineers, inventors required. Excellent legal judgment, analytical and organizational skills, and writing and oral communication skills required. Complete proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity applications: Outlook, Word, Power-point, Excel required. Venture capital, finance and international experience a plus. Financial modeling experience a plus.

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