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ProfilePrincipal Senior Counsel (Patents/IP) The candidate will be working closely with the Tech team and its executives on patent harvesting matters, vendor and partner relationships, innovation and training initiatives, etc. Will advise management on potential and pending disputes, developing and implementing litigation strategy, managing all aspects of discovery, supporting internal investigations, and coordinating with outside counsel. Responsibilities will include other areas as needed. Collaborate regularly with Technology team to provide timely and expert legal advice on product development, patents, regulatory issues, and IP protection. Draft and negotiate strategic technology development and IP licensing agreements. Manage, direct and provide oversight of company litigation matters particularly patent lawsuits, including pre-litigation dispute resolution, active litigation, preparation and review of pleadings and other court documents, and advice to management on strategy and resolution of cases. Represent the company in arbitration, mediation, and settlement negotiations. Oversee e-discovery processes and assist in all aspects of discovery. Assist in the selection of outside counsel and provide direct oversight and management of outside counsel budgets and staffing. Draft, implement, and provide training on company policies and best practices such as document retention, service of process, and other relevant areas. Conduct and/or support internal investigations. Perform risk assessments and coordinate with other business partners on insurance and indemnification issues.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have JD degree from top tier law school and 7+ years of litigation experience with a reputable law firm and/or in-house department. In-house experience and computer science background is preferred. Significant experience in patent (software related) litigation and technology agreements including software licensing is required. Experience with e-discovery issues, including document retention and the collection, review, and production of documents is needed. Superior writing, advocacy, collaboration and negotiation skills is must.
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