Intellectual Property Counsel

San Francisco, CA

 

We are looking for an experienced attorney to help with and, in some cases, take ownership of various aspects of our intellectual property program. You’ll be working in close collaboration with other legal functions, Engineering and Product Management, and other organizations which work involves IP. You must have experience with both trademark and patent procurement. You must bring exceptional business judgment and creativity to your daily role and, furthermore, have a track record of collaborating and thriving in a fast-paced team environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and conduct prosecution and/or enforcement of trademarks and patents.

  • Diligence trademark requests/demands from third parties.

  • Contribute to and execute on patent acquisition strategy.    

  • Manage budget for IP-related expenses.  

  • Advise and educate internal teams on IP-related issues.

  • Work various other IP matters depending on desire, aptitude, and what comes our way.

 

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years (though more, even much more is welcome) of excellent in-house and law firm experiences.

  • Substantial understanding of intellectual property law.

  • Experience registering trademarks and enforcing against misuse.

  • Experience prosecuting patents related to Internet technologies.  

  • Solid technical knowledge of computer science, the Internet, and related hardware.

  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn about OSS, SEPs, and SSOs.

  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn IP licensing.

  • Proven collaborator.  

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • California Bar admission in good standing (or qualified for and willing to apply for/maintain Registered In-House Counsel status with California State Bar).

 

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter.  Twitter is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

 

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


 

Hiring Process

Step 1

After you apply, a recruiter may reach out to you for an introductory call.

Step 2

If your background is a match for the role, you may phone interview with 1-2 people.

Step 3

If you continue through the process, you will come onsite 1-2 times to interview with a total of 5-10 people.

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