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Open Source and Patent Counsel The candidate must have Bachelor of Science degree in a technical field is required. Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree, with California state bar membership Patent bar membership (USPTO registration number) is required. A Computer Science degree is highly preferred with interest in programming, and an ability to discuss code and programming with developers. 7-10 years of combined firm and inhouse experience, including significant experience in open source issues, including open source and patent litigation experience. Experience in patent assertions/pre-litigation, and litigation of patent disputes, including fact discovery, Markman hearings, and summary judgment practice. Prior experience in software development is a plus. Knowledge of Internet and software technology, whether from previous legal or technical experience. Excellent open source analysis skills, including experience working with both in-bound and out-bound licensing issues, contributions, and open source organizations. Excellent understanding and familiarity with widely used open source licenses, software, applications and tools, and excellent understanding of open source obligations. Ability to evaluate, prioritize and execute in a fast paced, demanding and rapidly changing work place. Ability to collegially and collaboratively provide timely advice on general business and technology issues taking into account business goals and IP protection concerns. Excellent written communication including attention to detail. Excellent oral communication including in-person and remote (e.g., phone, video conference) discussions. Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to foster trust and respect and to create friendly and collaborative internal working relationships with internal clients. Knowledge of IP laws generally, and patent laws specifically.
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