Senior Patent Counsel-Attorney Reqd BSEE or BSCS
Northwest Legal Search, Inc., Portland, OR - Seattle, WA

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Our Seattle, WA area client has engaged us to locate an exceptional Senior Patent Counsel to manage their prosecution and clearance programs. The position reports to the Deputy Counsel, IP and Privacy.

Minimum 10 years of patent prosecution and related experiences and PTO membership required (law firm Partner-level, in-house counsel or combination of experiences.) Advanced technical degree a plus, but is not required. Membership in WA state bar ideal, but is not required. This high-profile position interacts with internal business teams, members of the Legal Department and senior management and attends global meetings concerning patent strategies (up to 15% travel.)

Some core duties:
Implements a patent filing strategy; works directly with individual product teams for invention capture; evaluates third party patent infringement claims; strategically manages and utilizes company's patent portfolio toward business goals; provides support to attorneys on patent-related issues in technology transactions; provides advice and counsel to businesses on open source software patent issues; supports outbound patent licensing and patent cross-licensing; develops and conducts in-house training seminars, develops and oversee internal teams, among other duties. Strategy role; high variety.
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Northwest Legal Search, Inc. places lawyers exclusively. Established in 1987, it is located in Portland, OR and serves client legal...