Job Title:

Patent Attorney

Location: Dallas, United States

Experience: Min 4 yrs

Function: Legal

Positions: 1

Key Responsibilities

  • Draft and prosecute US and international patent and trademark applications to obtain strategic patent and trademark protection.
  • Responsible for drafting and negotiating license, joint development, and related agreements.
  • Provide freedom-to-operate and non-infringement opinions and guidance, based on legal, business, and technical considerations.
  • Partner with the business engineering, sales, product and marketing teams and business managers to develop and implement a strategy to protect and manage the Company’s domestic and international patent portfolio.
  • Provide legal & business counsel on IP issues including copyright and trademark, raised in domestic and international transactions.
  • Analyze inventions and processes with inventors to maximize scope of patent protection.
  • Advise management on other IP rights, designs and trade secrets.
  • Conduct IP and contract training for commercial, R&D and engineering teams.
  • Draft and counsel Engineering and business teams on IP provisions in various agreements.
  • Enforce patent, trademark, and trade secret rights, as well as other IP disputes with third parties.
  • Assist business in effectively curtailing counterfeiters.
  • Engage and effectively manage outside counsel, when appropriate.
  • Set and manage IP budgets for various projects; and
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Legal Department.

Commercial and Other Responsibilities

  • Draft, negotiate and review various commercial documents, including customer-facing, as well as supply and sourcing agreements.
  • Assist Human Resources with legal support on challenging issues regarding labor, employment, and benefits.
  • Manage and oversee outside counsel when litigation arises; and
  • Work on other matters outside of core responsibilities, as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • JD from an accredited law school and passed a State Bar exam.
  • 7 years of experience as IP counsel in a corporate or law firm environment, preferably both.
  • Current knowledge of US Patent laws and regulations.
  • Familiarity with international patent laws and regulations.
  • Prior experience developing domestic and international IP strategy.
  • A proven track record of serving as a trusted IP business advisor, preferably in international settings.
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in software development/software engineering, computer science or electrical engineering, or experience working in these technical specialties.
  • Candidates should already be registered, or be eligible for registration, with the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

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