Intellectual Property Patent Counsel – Small Corporation – Remote

Commvault was formed in 1988 as a development group within Bell Labs, and later designated as a strategic business unit of AT&T Network Systems. In 1996, it was incorporated as an independent company. In the 20 years since, we’ve experienced tremendous growth, pioneered numerous industry-shaping innovations, and established ourselves as a respected leader in data and information management.


  • Work closely with internal teams to identify new inventions
  • Manage a significant personal docket to prepare and prosecute high-quality patent applications protecting Commvault’s products and services worldwide
  • Closely supervise and collaborate with outside counsel responsible for aspects of Commvault’s patent portfolio, including attorneys and support staff
  • Provide infringement, validity, and freedom to operate opinions based on prior art search results and other analysis
  • Identify strategic business value and market dynamics associated with various technologies and competing products
  • Advise internal stakeholders at various levels regarding IP issues
  • Assist with protecting Commvault’s trademark assets
  • Provide IP support as a member of cross-functional legal teams in licensing, litigation, and other matters


  • Partner-track or equivalent in-house attorney with 4+ years of patent prosecution experience at a large law firm or major corporation
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO
  • BS and/or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience in the software field
  • JD from a top-tier ABA-approved law school
  • Proven track record of extensive successful software patent prosecution, particularly regarding computer architectures, data networking, and data storage
  • Patent prosecution experience in non-US jurisdictions
  • Trademark prosecution experience preferred.
  • Prior non-legal work experience in software development, computer system design, and/or data networking is a plus
  • Superior academic credentials
  • Exceptional professionalism, communication, personal integrity, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with clients in team-oriented partnerships to achieve outstanding results
  • Flexibility to accept diverse challenges in a fast-paced high-tech environment.
  • Proactive and self-sufficient practice management skills, including strong productivity combined with high-quality output
  • Excellent attention to accuracy and detail in all aspects of responsibilities
  • A positive attitude, a dynamic personality, and a creative spirit

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: remote