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Senior Corporate Counsel - Patents

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Elite Search Consultants
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date posted: 10/14/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

Managing Company`s worldwide patent portfolio, you will engage in direct client counseling, liaising with outside counsel to manage filing, and the prosecuting and maintaining of US and foreign patents, and mentoring junior patent counsel. Responsibilities include working with software development engineers to determine which inventions to patent, handling pre-litigation patent disputes and inquiries, and managing opinion work and patent licensing.

The ideal candidate will become embedded with the builders of our newest technologies, while helping shape the product as it comes to market. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate:
o Experience in technology areas including: web services, digital media, search, e-commerce, and business methods patents
o 7+ years of relevant legal experience, including at least 5 years of patent prosecution experience, with a strong understanding of software and internet patents
o Combination of in-house and law firm experience is required
o Additional desired skills include managing open source issues and IP licensing and dispute matters

Compensation commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

Necessary Experience: N/A
Contact: Contact:Ellen Tamiyasu

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