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Corporate Counsel – Licensing, Technology Transactions, Business Development

Company name

Applied Materials, Inc.

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Oct 19, 2020

Valid Through

Feb 01, 2021

Posted on

Jun 09, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Santa Clara, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
Technology Transactions >> Technology Transactions
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Corporate Counsel – Licensing, Technology Transactions, Business Development
Duties: Provide business-oriented legal advice to fast-growing high-tech businesses with an emphasis on actionable insight and recommendations. Work closely with business management to develop and implement new business models, ensure understanding of legal concepts and implications, and formulate negotiation strategies and roadmaps. Draft and negotiate a broad range of IP- and technology-related agreements, manage outside counsel, and ensure proper internal alignment and approval of deals. Conduct or oversee due diligence on IP portfolios, startup companies, and proposed deals. Work closely with attorneys from the IP Dept, Commercial Transactions groups (sales and supplier agreements), Litigation/Investigations, and other legal functions along with representatives from Finance, Operations, Tax, Treasury, Trade, HR, Environmental Health & Safety, Security, and Real Estate/Facilities to analyze and mitigate risks, and coordinate efficient deal execution. Contribute to the development of corporate policies and best practices. Create, implement, and improve processes to mitigate risk, reduce inefficiencies, and improve responsiveness. Provide training on policies, practices, new business models, and legal issues to the business units and within the Global Law Dept.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree. 5+ years of legal experience in both law firm and in-house corporate legal departments with a focus on technology transactions including IP licenses, joint development agreements, IP purchases and sales, and other strategic alliances. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; active listener; inclusive. Excellent negotiation skills including first-hand experience of leading negotiations with parties across multiple jurisdictions. Preferred: Licensed to practice in California. Registered US patent attorney or substantial experience in patent and trade secret litigation, and IP-related due diligence for M&A or other transactions. Technical acumen, and a capacity to quickly learn new business and technology concepts. Experience with IP-related investigations and competitive intelligence. Experience working with venture capital firms or investments, or counseling startup companies. Familiarity with key US and foreign antitrust and unfair competition issues impacting licenses and other IP transactions. Strong intellect and capacity for handling complexity (both in terms of sophisticated legal and business issues and multiple, overlapping projects). Sound legal and business judgment, and personal standards of excellence. Ability to organize and condense complicated legal and business situations into easily-understandable presentations with clear guidance and recommendations. Understand how to translate business needs into contract language, including creativity in finding solutions to help resolve business issues. Passionate, proactive, highly-motivated, able to work independently on a wide variety of tasks and drive results. Ability to prioritize and manage projects, and shift priorities quickly as business needs evolve. Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to define specific action plans based on general guidance and deliver results. Ability to see the big picture and identify and design-out problems from the outset; continuous improvement mindset. Ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries, and with a diverse group of colleagues and internal clients in multiple countries. Personal presence that inspires trust and confidence; highest integrity; willingness to engage in constructive debate; desire to do things the right way and fortitude to speak out when confronted with challenges. Ability to lead and ability to perform as part of a team.

Additional info

Ref. R2013394

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Applied Materials, Inc.
3050 Bowers Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95054-3299
Phone: 408-727-5555
Fax: 408-748-9943

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