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Vice President Patent Litigation The candidate will be responsible for leading firmâ€™s global IP litigation strategy, including assertion of firmâ€™s patents against infringers and defense of Intuitive against charges of patent infringement. Counsel and collaborate with key executives on IP legal issues affecting the company. Manage the successful delivery of services by outside counsel and the outside legal counsel mix and budgets to align with organizational goals and financial objectives. Provide and coordinate legal support for the senior management team. Coach, and develop peers and support staff. Provide thought leadership on industry and regulatory developments as well as development and implementation of operational and risk management processes and procedures. Escalate issues, as appropriate, to the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer and collaborate with all legal team members. Represent the firm with external parties, including customers, regulators, affiliates and industry trade groups.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. Degree and a California state bar member in good standing. Minimum of 7+ yearsâ€™ experience of combined law firm, or in-house legal department experience with increasing or suitable responsibility. Registered patent attorney a plus. Engineering, Scientific, or Medical degree a plus. Litigation experience. Trial experience preferred. Strong negotiation skills in litigation settlements, potential licensing transactions and other disputed matters. Demonstrated intellectual property experience including litigation (patents, trademarks, and trade secrets). Demonstrated management of legal matters outside the U.S. Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills with the ability to function in a fast-paced, cross functional, and high-technology organization. Hands on experience as this is a lean organization requiring someone who is self sufficient. Versatility and ability to learn new areas of law and apply knowledge effectively. Demonstrated ability to manage outside counsel and control matter costs. Ability to evaluate assets considered in purchasing patent portfolios. Experience in medical device, healthcare, pharmaceutical or other highly regulated industries preferred. Ability to grasp and understand in depth technical issues relating to products. Ability to travel as necessary which could include extended trips on occasion.
Requisition ID: 181123
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