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ProfileIntellectual Property Corporate Counsel The candidate will be providing senior level expertise in IP law, with particular attention to government data rights and commercial licensing issues. Advising management on IP issues, including complex issues of significant financial and legal risk to the company. Performing independent research, analysis and business partner counseling on complex and/or strategically important issues. Managing preparation and prosecution of patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc. Advising on IP risks and IP aspects of contracts of all kinds. Developing and maintaining knowledge of the Sector’s business and technology strategy, as well as continuously learning about current and historic technologies. Managing outside counsel; may supervise other attorneys and paralegals.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific field and 12+ years of related experience in a law firm or as in-house counsel. A Juris Doctorate and active State Bar membership are required. Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office is needed. Experience in protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, licensing of intellectual property, and counseling business partners in government contracting concerns is essential. Significant experience with FAR and DFAR intellectual property regulations, contract clauses, and issues is required. Active US Security Clearance or ability to obtain one is vital. Experience developing and managing global intellectual property portfolios is preferred. Experience with international intellectual property issues and transactions is desired.