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Corporate Business Development Law Director B

Company name

Applied Materials, Inc.

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Dec 11,2018

Posted on

Mar 13,2018

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Santa Clara, CA
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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Corporate Business Development Law Director - (B6)
The candidate will report to the Licensing function within the Corporate Business Development group in the Global Law Department, this attorney will have responsibility for outbound (royalty-bearing) and in-bound (inorganic growth) technology licenses, IP acquisitions and divestitures, other types of strategic alliances including joint development and commercialization projects, spin-outs, and other complex IP-related transactions. Will also work closely with the Applied Ventures (the venture investment arm of Applied) and Corporate Business Development teams to evaluate new business opportunities in emerging technology areas, including startup investments, invest-to-acquire, license-for-equity, and JDA-for-equity transactions. 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 due diligence on IP portfolios, startup companies, and proposed deals. Work closely with attorneys from the IP Dept, Commercial Transactions Group (sales and supplier agreements), Litigation/Investigations, and other legal functions along with representatives from Finance, Tax, Treasury, Trade, HR, EH&S, Security, and 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 within the Global Law Dept and to the business units. Should have JD degree. Must have 10+ years of legal experience in both law firm and in-house corporate legal departments with a focus on IP licenses and technology-transfer agreements, joint development agreements, IP purchases and sales, and royalty audits. Should preferably have licensed to practice in California. Should preferably be registered US patent attorney or substantial experience in patent and trade secret litigation, and IP-related due diligence for M&A or other transactions. Experience working with venture capital firms or investments, or counseling startup companies is a plus.

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Ref: 1801640

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Applied Materials, Inc.
3050 Bowers Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95054-3299

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