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IP Litigation Counsel

You'll support both offensive and defensive IP litigation matters, including patent, trade secret, and unfair competition claims. You'll be responsible for formulating and driving strategy, including actively managing outside counsel, working with expert and internal witnesses, facilitating discovery, and establishing and managing budgets.  You'll assist to enforce Arumai's intellectual property against infringers globally, analyzing the merits of potential claims and relevant business considerations and recommending whether and how to proceed with potential claims.  You'll advise on potential IP licensing issues, including issues dealing with 3rd party engagements.   In addition, you'll educate relevant business groups and senior leadership on intellectual property related matters, including topics such as acquisition, claim avoidance and general risk mitigation.  
 
This position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with technology and business personnel at all levels.  This position serves as a supporting advisor and counselor on IP issues to the business.  The position is for someone interested in being very involved and deeply engaged with the business and who desires working in a high energy environment. You must have strong interpersonal skills - you must be an excellent communicator, a good listener, comfortable in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Lastly, you should have a global perspective and desire to be part of a global team.

Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctorate degree.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience within a law firm or corporate legal department, with primary emphasis on intellectual property litigation with a breadth of experience across the various forms of intellectual property.       
  • Extensive experience with litigation, especially including hands-on trial work and team management.  
  • Seasoned communication skills-able to influence at a variety of levels and across functions in a complex matrix organization.
  • Knowledge of invention process, state-of-the-art technologies in technologies relevant to Arumai 
  • Ability to analyze both design and utility patent invalidity and noninfringement issues in response to claims of infringement brought against Arumai, recommend responsive action, and execute on strategy.
  • Ability and experience working closely and collaboratively with worldwide counterparts in developing case strategies and in performing technical analysis.
  • Ability and experience in all aspects of IP due diligence, including analyzing IP portfolios, negotiating license and/or settlement agreements and various forms of technology collaboration agreements.
  • Must have some familiarity in business deal-making and negotiation acumen.
  • Membership of Patent Bar is a plus.

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume to katherine@tsgsix.com