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ProfileSenior Director, Legal Intellectual Property (Patent Acquisitions and Development) The candidate will be primarily responsible for driving in-house patent collection and prosecution, as well as IP strategy, including licensing, patent acquisitions and litigation. Will assist with patent strategy, including building an IP portfolio. Counsel on patent and open source and related IP issues that arise in connection with mergers & acquisitions, commercial licensing and other transactions, and partnerships. Oversee product counseling and dispute resolution, including notice-and-takedown work, in areas of potential intermediary liability (in particular copyright and trademark). Oversee trademark prosecution and enforcement. Work cross-functionally with engineering and other partners to further Company’s position as a leader and contributor in open source projects. Engage in risk management activities related to IP portfolio. Support and help grow a team of talented attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Undergraduate and law degrees from highly regarded schools. Must be current member of a state bar and USPTO bar in good standing. Must have 8-12 years of relevant experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department of a technology company, particularly experience drafting and prosecuting domestic and international software patent applications, conducting product clearances, freedom to operate and patentability searches. CS/CE degree preferred. Other technical degrees considered with the right experience. Comprehensive understanding of the enterprise IT industry, particularly with regard to cloud computing and software businesses is required. Substantive expertise in intellectual property law and experience negotiating complex global agreements, including technology partnerships, software licensing, SaaS subscriptions and marketing is preferred. Experience with trademark and trade secret counseling is preferred. A technical background, such as IT, programming or engineering experience is preferred.
3260 Jay Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054