Senior Counsel Intellectual Property – Licensing @ General Electric

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Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities

  • Working remotely, partner with commercial leads on global FRAND licensing of SEPs spanning various high tech standards, with opportunities to negotiate at the table”
  • Present and explain infringement of standard essential and other patents in various global jurisdictions, including by way of litigation-grade claim charts
  • 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 legal support for business development activities related to acquisitions of SEPs
  • 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.
  • Registered with the USPTO
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical/software engineering (or equivalent) from an accredited school
  • Minimum of seven years of patent prosecution, litigation, and/or licensing experience related to standard-essential patents
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 35%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in electrical/software engineering or physics from an accredited school
  • Experience on transaction teams as legal advisor on patents for complex and creative business models anchored in intellectual property.
  • Experience in IP litigation, patent pool formation, patent prosecution, patent assertions, global technology transfers, IP acquisition and sale, IP portfolio strategy, and offensive and defensive IP strategy
  • Working knowledge of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property law
  • Experience in antitrust law, contract law, international law and international business transactions

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: Senior
Work From: Onsite United Kingdom

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