Job Details

Patent Counsel

Company name

Visa

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Oct 31, 2020

Valid Through

Feb 13, 2021

Posted on

Aug 26, 2020

Years of Experience

4-7 yrs required

Location

Foster City, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Hard Sciences >> Computer Science
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Hard Sciences >> Electrical Engineering
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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Patent Counsel Legal, Compliance and Public Policy
Duties: Preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. Advising clients on freedom to operate in view of 3rd-party patents. Assisting in drafting and negotiating agreements, including licenses, joint development agreements, technology agreements, and nondisclosure agreements. Providing IP subject matter expertise to commercial attorneys. Assessing claims involving intellectual property rights by and against 3rd parties. Advising clients in the development and implementation of intellectual property protection strategies to support the needs of individual business units.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 4-7 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications; prep and pros experience in the software arts required. Expertise in subject matter eligibility required. Preferred: JD Degree and undergraduate, or graduate, degree in applicable engineering or science, preferably in electrical engineering or computer science. Admission to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and admission to at least one State or District of Columbia Bar. Eligible for Registered In-House Counsel status in California. Experience evaluating third party patents, performing freedom-to-operate studies, and drafting freedom-to-operate opinions. Ability to implement and monitor intellectual property strategies to support business needs and make changes to such strategies as needed. Experience drafting license agreements, development agreements, and nondisclosure agreements. Experience practicing in both a large law firm and an in-house legal department desired.

Additional info

Job Number: REF28118R

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Visa
900 Metro Center Boulevard
P.O. Box 8999
Foster City, CA 94128-8999

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