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ProfileAssistant General Counsel - Patent Asset Development Duties: Strategic patent asset development, including locating, identifying and developing patentable subject matter. Manage outside counsel and provide oversight of existing patent applications. Provide IP training and guidance to inventors and business groups. Assess patent validity, particularly in connection with offers to purchase patents. Analyze patent assertions and assess risk to the company, including the investigation of infringement allegations and investigation into and development of defenses. Assist with analysis of inbound and outbound open source licensing. Assist with pre-litigation disputes and inbound patent license analysis. Assist with complex licenses and transactions involving intellectual property, including initial drafting, negotiating, and finalizing agreements.
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Qualifications: JD Degree, technical undergraduate degree in physics, EE or CS, and registered to practice before the USPTO required. A member of the California bar, in good standing, preferred. 5+ years of legal experience required, with prior in-house experience a plus. Experience identifying patentable subject matter and prosecuting applications required. Experience with patent litigation or licensing preferred. Strong understanding of Internet architecture and technologies preferred. Strong communication skills and experience working with engineers and/or product managers preferred.
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