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Patent Counsel - New York

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Google Inc.
Location: New York, NY
Date posted: 10/14/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Patent Counsel - New York

Patent Counsel - New York

Google Legal is a close-knit team of lawyers and legal professionals who operate on a truly global stage. We take pride in working for a company with a clear mission ("to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful") and a real soul ("don't be evil"). Google's innovative services raise challenging legal questions that demand creative and practical answers. We work at the crossroads of new technologies and existing laws to provide those answers, helping Google build innovative and important products for our users around the world. If this sounds like your kind of place, it probably is.

The role: Patent Counsel

As a Patent Counsel, you will have the unique opportunity to develop and implement Google's strategy to protect, defend and capture the value of its patents. Your tasks will be varied and interesting and will include patent-related protection, licensing, dispute resolution (pre-litigation and litigation), acquisition, deals and policy work. You will work with engineers, product developers, executives and other legal team members, and will be responsible for managing outside counsel. You'll work with an invigorating, inspiring team of innovators and attorneys who are passionate about future technologies and excited about resolving their ensuing legal challenges.

Responsibilities: Determine strategic areas for patenting. Negotiate patent related deals including licenses and acquisitions. Respond to notice letters and assist with patent litigation. Evaluate and reply to potential acquisitions and licensing opportunities. Generally educate researchers and engineers on patent issues. Requirements: JD degree with a strong academic record. State bar membership and eligibility to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. At least 5 years of relevant legal experience, but welcome more and will provide responsibility and compensation commensurate with experience. Knowledge of computer science, electrical engineering or information retrieval, either through undergraduate degree or industry experience. Solid understanding of Internet architecture and operation. Strong interpersonal and team skills.

About Google:
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin,Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

Necessary Experience: 2-5 Years Experience
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