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Lead Counsel - Patent Attorney

Company name

Assurant Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Nov 13, 2020

Posted on

Jul 31, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required

Location

Atlanta, GA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
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Lead Counsel - Patent Attorney
The candidate will report into the VP, Managing Attorney – IP & Business Strategy and serve as an advisor; providing legal, strategic services and advice to company in the areas of Intellectual Property, with an emphasis on patents. Oversee and manage intellectual property portfolio. Provide strategic advice and counsel to business stakeholders across the enterprise regarding intellectual property. Assist in developing and refining company’s enterprise-wide patent strategy. Engage business stakeholders to identify patentable inventions, including leading patent harvesting and disclosure sessions. Assist in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, mostly in the field of software applications. Provide training and education in the field of intellectual property creation, protection, and enforcement. Provide advice and counsel on purchasing and licensing of intellectual property assets and litigation. Draft, review, and negotiate intellectual property terms in commercial and property agreements, including confidentiality, licensing, escrow, development or joint-development, and university agreements. Mergers & Acquisitions-Draft and review due diligence while providing intellectual property analysis and counsel. Draft intellectual property deal terms. Advise company on transition and post-close activities. Management & Training - Manage, mentor, and train junior attorneys and paralegals. Review and oversee attorney and paralegal work product.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Undergraduate degree. Must have Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school. Must be member of US Bar in good standing. USPTO registered patent attorney is a plus. Must have 6 years of legal experience with a law firm or corporation, or combination of the both, working on major transactional-based insurance matters. Should have experience with patent evaluation, preparation, and prosecution, IP strategy development, and M&A analysis with a focus on software patents. Must have experience drafting and negotiating intellectual property agreements and clauses. Effective communication skills verbal and writing skills are required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Assurant Inc.
260 Interstate North Circle, NW
Atlanta, GA 30339-2210

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