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VP & AGC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (DC)

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Verisign
Location: Washington, DC
Date posted: 01/28/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

 Job Description:
VP & AGC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - 00000254

Description

· Organize, direct and provide legal support in the area of intellectual property, patents and trademarks under the direction of the General Counsel
· Demonstrate leadership and team-working skills in support of a collaborative environment
· Ensure the General Counsel is kept apprised of material developments and matters on a timely basis exercising sound business and legal judgment to enable the General Counsel to discharge his duties and responsibilities as the senior legal officer of the Company
· Responsible for institutionalizing and facilitating transfer of know-how and best practice between various Company businesses and locations
· Develop and maintain strong business relationships as key relationship manager for senior executives in specified areas and geography
· Provide leadership and direction on intellectual property, patent, trademark and technology matters.
· Provide high-quality, cost-effective legal support to the Company contributing to the achievement of the Company's goals and objectives
· Enable management of business and legal risks within acceptable risk profiles
· Add value to the bottom-line through proactive lawyering and implementation of new approaches to business and legal problems

Necessary Experience:

 Qualifications

· Leadership - demonstrated leadership skills and track record, with demonstrated team-working and teambuilding skills
· Management ability - substantial experience and/or demonstrated high aptitude as a manager
· Industry and Market knowledge - thorough knowledge of industry and marketplace in identified area
· Legal expertise and business acumen - expertise in specified legal practice areas and demonstrated general business acumen
· 12+ years of legal experience - Over 12 years of legal experience with law firm or in-house law department

Contact: Apply online at https://verisign.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl

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