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ProfileSenior Director, Legal Intellectual Property (Technology Transactions) The candidate will report to the Vice President of Intellectual Property. Will advise on and negotiate technology transactions, as well as IP strategy. Draft, review, negotiate and advise on a variety of commercial and technology transactions contracts. Provide practical legal advice and support on business matters in a fast-paced environment. Work cross-functionally with engineering and other partners to further company's position as a leader and contributor in open source projects. Lead technical due diligence in support of M&A transactions. Support and help grow a team of talented attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have undergraduate and law degrees from highly regarded schools. Current membership of a State Bar and USPTO Bar in good standing are required. Must have 8-12 years of relevant experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department of a technology company, particularly experience drafting technology transactions and licensing agreements. CS/CE degree preferred. Other technical degrees considered with the right experience. Substantive expertise in intellectual property law and experience negotiating complex global agreements, including technology partnerships, software licensing, SaaS subscriptions and marketing is preferred. A technical background, such as IT, programming or engineering experience, is desired. The ability to independently investigate and understand new technologies and functionality, and communicate the results of that investigation to teams outside of engineering is required. Comprehensive understanding of the enterprise IT industry, particularly with regard to cloud computing and software businesses is needed.
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3260 Jay Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054