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Assistant General Counsel—Patents - Pacific Northwest
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: April 04, 2014
Contact: Lynn Schmeeckle
Company\Firm: Solutus Legal Search
Job Description: Our client, a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of truly innovative consumer products, seeks multiple experienced patent lawyers to serve as Assistant General Counsels – Patents, reporting directly to their Chief Patent Counsel. In these roles, the successful candidates will be responsible for providing strategic patent and legal advice to the business and innovation teams on a global scale. They will collaborate with business, innovation, and legal leaders to provide legal advice on patent matters, to collaborate on post-grant review proceedings and opposition proceedings, to collaborate with professionals managing patent portfolios, and to support IP litigation and transactions teams on patent issues as needed.

These roles will be responsible for advising senior management, technical and business stakeholders on patent matters; setting and implementing a patent strategy for the company’s latest innovations; interacting with patent offices throughout the world in order to accelerate the issuance of patented innovations; managing and leveraging outside patent counsel; developing, coordinating and reviewing patent research and analysis projects, including prior art searches, competitive intelligence, landscapes, patentability analyses, portfolio analyses, infringement/non-infringement analyses, validity/invalidity analyses; coordinating and managing patent committees; setting and implementing patent policies; developing and implementing internal systems and processes for managing the company’s patent portfolio; collaborating with in-house patent professionals managing in-house patent harvesting and prosecution and patent strategy; spearheading internal education initiatives and trainings related to patents; managing freedom to operate projects; providing such other patent, trade secret, licensing and intellectual property support as may be assigned; advising on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of third party technologies; conducting patent purchase due diligence and collaborating on patent acquisition transactions; advising on third-party patent claims against products and technologies; and supporting patent licensing and enforcement activities, as needed.

The successful candidates will have 10+ years of solid experience in patent matters; be registered and in good standing with at least one State Bar; preferably have experience in a corporate legal environment, preferably on a global scale; have excellent oral communication and presentation skills; have superior organization and project management skills; have experience working with innovators, technologists and senior business leaders; strong interpersonal skills; be a team player able to establish and build partnerships within all levels of the innovation and legal teams; must have the ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities, and deliver results in a fast-paced environment; and needs to be a hands on “doer” with the ability to work independently.

Our client values collaboration, team building and business acumen. In addition to the technical skill requirements (patent bar membership is a strong plus), the successful candidate will be a skilled negotiator and possess proven effectiveness in navigating cross –functional currents in a large corporate context.

Our client provides one of the finest corporate cultures in the world with a strong sense of commitment to the well-being of every employee and their family members. The company offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits.

Our client has engaged Solutus Legal Search, LLC on an exclusive basis. All submissions will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

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Job Number: EA22477
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