Senior Patent Attorney
Location:
Sunnyvale , California
Posted:
April 09, 2017
Reference:
1289585930
Be a part of the team that's changing the way the world works as the new Senior Patent Counsel located in Sunnyvale, CA. As an integral member of our fast-paced, well-rounded, collaborative and FUN Legal team, you will play an active role in fulfilling LinkedIn's mission of connecting the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. We are seeking a smart, enthusiastic, and experienced world-class patent attorney who will help address the novel and complex legal and business issues that confront a fast-growing company committed to innovation. If you like smart, funny and motivated people who do not take themselves too seriously, you will fit in well with our Team!
Responsibilities:
  • Reporting to our Director of Patents, you will assist in building a global patent portfolio to support LinkedIn s business goals, earning the confidence and cooperation of all constituents in a fast-paced, growth environment.
  • Protect LinkedIn's inventions by actively harvesting across various established and emerging business lines, and successfully manage the prosecution process to the issuance of strategic patents and key portfolio positions.
  • Perform patent analysis, including patent landscape analysis.
  • Assist with developing and implementing of strategies to protect and defend LinkedIn's business and intellectual property, and to support overall business goals.
  • Provide support on litigation, strategic licensing and M&A diligence matters involving intellectual property.
  • Play an active role in fulfilling LinkedIn's mission of connecting the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful, by being an integral member of our fast-paced, well-rounded, collaborative and FUN legal team.
Basic Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of law firm and/or in-house experience in patent prosecution and portfolio management.
  • Experience in patent law and other aspects of intellectual property law.
  • Admission to the PTO is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a collaborative, cross-functional manner with legal and non-legal professionals, especially technology talent (the ability to drive to decisions and execute is critical.)
  • Decisive, organized, detail-oriented, strategic thinker with a roll-up-the-sleeves-and-get-it-done personality who is adept at multi-tasking and thriving in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Internet company experience is preferred.
  • Law firm training is strongly preferred.
  • Admission to the California bar is strongly preferred.
  • A great sense of humor!

A little about us:
LinkedIn's vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Our employee talent is our #1 operating priority.

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