Company Summary:
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo.

Why join us:
At TikTok, our people are humble, intelligent, compassionate and creative. We create to inspire - for you, for us, and for more than 1 billion users on our platform. We lead with curiosity and aim for the highest, never shying away from taking calculated risks and embracing ambiguity as it comes. Here, the opportunities are limitless for those who dare to pursue bold ideas that exist just beyond the boundary of possibility. Join us and make impact happen with a career at TikTok.

About the Team:
We are looking for an experienced senior patent attorney to work closely with internal stakeholders to conduct solid analysis, provide pragmatic advice, and handle patent mining/prosecution in the US. This position provides candidates with a unique opportunity to be part of a growing team, work on cutting-edge issues in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, collaborate with colleagues on the business, engineering, compliance, security, and policy teams on patent issues critical to protecting TikTok's efforts on products and innovations, and execute and advance the patent strategy in the US. Candidates must be highly collaborative, self-motivated, strategical thinking, and intellectually curious.

  • Be a reliable partner for U.S. tech and business departments to mine patents, and provide patent legal training and legal advice.
  • Develop patent portfolio development strategy and patent filing plans and make sure that they are aligned with the business goal and well carried out.
  • Review, draft, and prosecute U.S. patents.
  • Handle strategic patent landscaping, and analysis projects, to help mitigate risks and prepare for defense, navigate innovation and patent strategy.
  • Accept legal consultations from cross-functional teams, evaluate patent-related legal matters, provide pragmatic, business-focused, solution-oriented legal advice and guidance, and respond promptly on patent matters.
  • Collaborate with and manage outside counsel.
  • Support patent license and litigation team in handling patent conflicts/challenges resolution.
  • Provide cross-functional support for acquisition due diligence, IP licensing, transaction, enforcement, technical standards, and litigation activities.

  • Minimum of 10 years experience at a top law firm and/or in-house legal department, including extensive experience mining, prosecuting, and managing patents.
  • Familiar with the internet, software industry, and relevant techs.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Computer Science required
  • USPTO registration, Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, and organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize multiple urgent projects.
  • Strategic thinker with a pragmatic, creative, risk-based approach to problem-solving.
  • Experience working collaboratively and cross-functionally in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with tight turn-around times and deadlines.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, flexible, self-starting, hard-working, with a tolerance for working across multiple time zones.
  • Fluently speaking and writing in both Mandarin and English.

TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at

Job Information:
  • For Pay Transparency -Compensation Description (annually)
  • The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $202350 - $357390 annually.?

Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.?

At ByteDance/TikTok our benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support ByteDancers to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees: ?

We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care. ?

Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off(PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability. ?

We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.?