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Intellectual Property Counsel

:Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide business and IP/legal advice to a $1B target global business.
  • Partner with management and technologists of client business groups on IP matters involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights.
  • Analyze IP landscapes, perform IP risk assessments and develop IP sustainability strategies.
  • Actively develop and manage a global patent portfolio to protect key differentiating aspects of Applied’s technologies, including managing outside counsel on patent drafting and prosecution, improving quality, scope and litigability of patent applications and claims, and tracking patent budget and spending.
  • Lead reviewing, drafting and negotiating a broad range of IP related agreements, including joint development agreements, sponsored research agreements, government funding agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Lead and contribute to the development of business processes and policies to better enable achievement of business objectives, mitigate risk, reduce inefficiencies and improve effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with Litigation team regarding IP procurement and enforcement strategies.
  • Develop programs to protect IP and accomplish business goals; provide training to management and engineering teams.

 

 

:Requirements

  • Fluent in English and Hebrew and residing in Israel.
  • Drafting / Reviewing /negotiation of agreements involving IP provisions, including collaboration, research, funding and similar agreements.
  • Israel Patent Attorney license (or equivalent from another country).
  • Israel Bar Association / US Bar Association (CA or other state) – an advantage.
  • Legum Baccalaureus (LLB) / Masters in Law (LLM) / Juris Doctorate (JD)  - from accredited law school - an advantage.
  • B.S. in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Math, Electrical Engineering, or similar.
  • ~5  years of legal experience in law firm and/or in-house legal departments with a focus in the following areas:
  • Patent portfolio development and management in Israel and other foreign jurisdictions. US, Asia in particular.
  • Reviewing /negotiation of agreements involving IP provisions, including collaboration, research, funding and similar agreements.
  • Knowledge or ability to learn IP law in Asian countries, including China and Korea, and US.
  • Some experience related to IP enforcement and litigation, including claim construction, patent invalidity, infringement and damages, preferred.

 

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong intellectual capacity and high personal standards of excellence.
  • Strong business and technology acumen; capacity to learn the business and technology quickly.
  • Understand how to translate business needs into contract language and creatively resolve business issues.
  • Passionate, proactive and responsive, highly motivated self-starter, drive projects to end-point.
  • Ability to work independently on a wide variety of tasks and drive results.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple competing tasks/projects at the same time.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to create specific action plans based on general guidance and deliver results.
  • Ability to see the big picture and identify and design-out problems from the outset; continuous improvement mindset.
  • Strong customer focus, both internal and external.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries, and with a diverse group of colleagues and internal clients in multiple countries.
  • Ability to lead and ability to perform as part of a team.
  • Flexible, personable and enjoys a dynamic corporate culture.

 


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