Job Details

Senior Counsel, IP

Company name


Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jan 20, 2021

Valid Through

May 05, 2021

Posted on

Sep 26, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Alameda, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
Apply for this job
Your Email:
Upload Resume:
Apply Later


Senior Counsel, IP
Duties: In close collaboration with other IP team members, strategically developing worldwide patent portfolio, including directing and managing domestic and foreign outside counsel to prepare and prosecute patent applications; Reviewing outside counsel work to ensure the work, methodology, strategy and costs meet Abbott’s expectations; Collaborating with commercial legal counsel, including preparing and reviewing research and development agreements, confidentiality agreements, license agreements, and consulting agreements and counseling the business regarding IP transactional matters; Assisting internal and external litigation counsel on IP litigation matters; Conducting employee training sessions on the protection of innovations through the patent process, best practices for maintaining confidential business information, contractor and vendor matters, and the overall development of intellectual property assets; Providing counseling and strategy options on marketing and promotional material; and Conducting due diligence on potential mergers and acquisitions and freedom-to-operate assessments that drive strategic acquisitions and product development; Managing invention disclosures, including collecting and screening disclosures, conducting inventor interviews, presenting disclosures at patent committee and Invention Review Board meetings; and Conducting in-depth analyses of competitor products and IP portfolios. May directly manage an administrative assistant, paralegal or a Counsel-level attorney, and will assist in supervising and training support staff.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited law school, demonstrate a strong academic background, and be admitted to a US state Bar in good standing, have, or be able to obtain, appropriate licensure to practice law in California. 7+ years of experience practicing patent law in a law firm or a corporation. Ability to handle multiple projects in fast-paced environment and exercise sound commercial and legal judgment. Ability to independently handle complex matters with minimal supervision, and understand which issues to elevate to senior management and appropriate timing for doing so. In addition to top-notch legal skills and a strong ethical center, excellent interpersonal, strategic thinking, communication and organizational skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
1360 South Loop Road
Alameda, CA 94502

Similar Jobs:

Senior Counsel
Mountain View, CA
Senior Counsel The candidate will work on the exciting legal issues surrounding our transformationa...
Corporate Counsel
San Francisco, CA
Corporate Counsel Duties: Review, draft, and negotiate licenses, custom development, intellectual p...
Senior Ip Counsel
Mountain View, CA
Senior IP Counsel Duties: Actively manage a patent portfolio, including determine strategic areas f...