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Senior Patent Attorney The candidate will develop a genuine understanding of the video content delivery industry players, including: Pay-TV operators, streaming, OTT, and viewing devices and services. Will work with Group employees to develop and protect inventions. Drive innovation and “blue sky” sessions in support of directed invention harvesting. Understand how the portfolio supports a sustainable licensing business. Select and work with outside counsel to prepare globally enforceable patents consistent with IPBU asset development guidelines and budgets. Review all office actions, foreign filing decisions, appeals, continuations, new filings, and occasionally draft applications to ensure compliance with varying global patent prosecution and enforcement systems. Support licensing case development and patent litigation actions as needed. Assist in analysis of patents being considered for use in licensing, acquisition, or divestiture. Counsel inventors and IPBU on decisions around securing patent protection. Coordinate with IPBU to develop and implement IP strategies to fit the Group’s varied needs. Oversee implementation and expansion of the Group’s growing inventor recognition program. Assist in patent clearance and freedom to operate for Group business units and products. Provide regular project updates to VP and IPBU. Ensure Group maintains a “Best in Class” asset management process with excellent results.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctor degree (or equivalent) from a top law school with a membership in good standing with the California State Bar license USPTO. Engineering or science-based degree is desirable; must be familiar with Group’s technology, e.g., cybersecurity applications, video content delivery, and video security (e.g., DRM, Conditional Access Systems). Must have 4+ years of IP management or related experience (preferably a mix of in-house and law firm background). A working understanding of global filing and enforcement requirements is required. Litigation support is beneficial. Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. English language fluency is necessary, French is beneficial.
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