An American Company is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Counsel specializing in Intellectual Property (IP) to join our dynamic legal team. The position will report to the Director of IP Litigation and Licensing, and as Senior Counsel IP, you will play a pivotal role in managing portions of An American Company's IP portfolio, providing strategic guidance on IP matters, and supporting our business objectives related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

What you can expect:
IP Portfolio Management:
  • Develop and implement strategies for the creation, protection, and enforcement of An American Company's IP assets.
  • Manage assigned portions of the company's patent portfolio, including patent prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement.
  • Conduct IP due diligence for strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and licensing agreements.
  • Oversee trademark and copyright matters, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution:
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external counsel to address IP disputes, including infringement claims and litigation.
  • Provide guidance and support in negotiating settlements and licensing agreements to resolve IP disputes efficiently and effectively.

IP Counseling and Risk Management:
  • Advise business units on IP-related legal issues, including freedom-to-operate analyses, IP licensing, and technology transactions.
  • Conduct IP audits and assessments to identify risks and opportunities for IP protection and monetization.
  • Stay abreast of developments in IP law and industry trends, providing proactive guidance to mitigate risks and maximize opportunities.

Collaboration and Communication:
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including R&D, engineering, product management, and business development, to align IP strategies with business goals.
  • Collaborate with external partners, including outside counsel, industry associations, and government agencies, to advocate for An American Company's interests in the IP landscape.

What We're Looking For:
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and active membership in good standing with a state bar.
  • 7+ years of experience practicing law, with a focus on intellectual property, preferably in a technology-driven industry or law firm.
  • Strong background in patent law, including patent prosecution, litigation, and portfolio management.
  • Experience with trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters is a plus.
  • Proven track record of providing strategic counsel to senior management and business leaders on complex IP issues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards and promoting a culture of integrity within the organization.