Senior Licensing Attorney – Small Corporation – Bellevue, Wash.

Invention Law Group Invention Law Group, PLLC (“ILG”) is looking for a senior licensing attorney supporting transactions.  We are looking for an individual who loves fast-paced business action, is detail-oriented, independently motivated, and has the confidence and ability to interact with clients and co-workers in a professional, approachable, and positive manner.

Intellectual Ventures (“IV”) is a privately-held, invention investment company based in Bellevue, Washington.  Their business model centers on creating, acquiring and licensing pure invention in a variety of technology areas.   They plan to commercialize inventions through licensing, spin-offs, joint ventures and industry partnerships.

Currently, IV has more than 500 team members from the technology and IP industries. The team includes computer scientists, programmers, technicians, technical analysts and engineers, biotechnologists, physicists and mathematicians, intellectual property experts, patent attorneys, and licensing and business development executives.

ILG is dedicated to supporting the legal needs of Intellectual Ventures.  Currently, ILG has more than 90 experienced personnel, including patent, licensing, and transactional attorneys, IP paralegals, and operations staff.

Provide negotiation support from program inception through deal closure and post-closure follow up.
Review and approve licensing material before presentation to customers.
Lead/Participate in negotiations with customers.
Draft, review, and negotiate licensing agreements and other contracts.
Provide strategy and tactical planning and development in potential disputes.
Direct day to day work and activities of Outside Counsel and technical consultants.
Support strategic and tactical planning for BU.
Draft, review, and present claim charts.
Formulate and present responses to non-infringement and invalidity argument.
Support Mergers and Acquisitions activity.

A qualified candidate will be a patent attorney, with strong patent licensing experience, a broad electronics, technology, wireless, optical or biomedical background and possess the following:
• 8+ years of in-house and/or law firm experience in patent law (including patent prosecution, licensing and litigation experience).
• J.D., Law degree.
• License to practice in at least one state (preferably Washington State) is required.
• Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is strongly preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree (preferably graduate degree) in Electrical Engineering, • Computer Science, Physics or some other very closely related field is required.
• Broad technical knowledge, familiarity with relevant technologies.
• Broad-based experience negotiating, drafting, and reviewing patent license agreements.
• Experience in drafting, reviewing and presenting claims charts and responding to non-infringement and invalidity arguments.
• Experience managing outside counsel.
• Experience in leading, directing and being a successful part of a small team.
• Ability to communicate information effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to work well with others and to quickly assimilate and understand information (including highly technical information).
• Capacity to proactively isolate and prioritize issues and to focus on implementing both top-level, strategic solutions as well as the day-to-day initiatives.
• Sound legal and business judgment.
• Experience in an engineering role is preferred.
• Self-starter with strong problem-solving skills.
• Able to establish credibility quickly and with a bias for action.
• A multi-dimensional thinker who operates not only on the basis of past experiences, but incorporates new approaches and developments that occur in the marketplace and is able to think creatively.
• Intelligent risk taker.

Other Requirements:
• Prompt admission to the Washington State Bar, by reciprocity or exam, if not already admitted in WA.
• The role is expected to require travel 20-30% of the time.

Please apply directly by sending a complete resume in HTML, Word, or PDF format to Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Invention Law Group, PLLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Bellevue, Washington