IP Transactions Counsel – Licensing @ General Electric

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Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities

  • Working remotely, partner with commercial leads on negotiating multi-faceted complex technology based transactions, including technology transfer licenses, software licenses, joint ventures and partnerships, joint developments, research partnerships, etc.
  • Draft, review and help negotiate associated agreements
  • Identify and scope relevant IP portfolios, developing IP and technology programs, asserting IP, negotiating transactions, drafting IP or technology licenses, and facilitating IP sales, acquisitions, and investments
  • Counsel business executives on protecting technology and IP and on legal impact of business decisions or actions
  • Secure and manage proper use of outside counsel and experts as required to complement internal activities
  • Stay up-to-date with latest changes in US and global patent law, and educate the senior leadership team on how such changes impact current and future licensing activities
  • Provide other general legal advice and guidance as required

Basic Qualifications/Requirements

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited school and membership in good standing in at least one state (or D.C.) bar.
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in a state or territory of the U.S.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited school
  • Minimum of three years of experience negotiating and drafting complex agreements
  • Working knowledge of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property law
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 35%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in private practice in a big law firm with a focus on intellectual property or corporate transactional law with IP focus
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical/communications/electronics engineering or physics from an accredited school
  • Experience managing IP portfolios, including patents, trademarks, and/or trade secret management
  • Experience on transaction teams as legal advisor for complex and creative business models anchored in intellectual property.
  • Familiarity with export control laws as applied to transferring technology across borders

Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, and prioritize on critical tasks that add value
  • Strong substantive expertise, sharp intellect, and experience in forging proactive, pragmatic and imaginative legal solutions that will advance business goals
  • Outstanding commercial business acumen across a broad array of technologies
  • Ability to clearly articulate legal risk issues to business leaders, and foster discussion around cost & return v risk in IP-anchored transactions
  • Exceptional judgment and the ability to engender immediate trust
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and work with minimal supervision with unquestioned integrity, gravitas and stature

Experience Level: Mid-Senior
Work From: Onsite United Kingdom

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