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Intellectual Property Legal Counsel

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Donovan & Watkins
Location: Houston, TX
Date posted: 10/19/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Our client, a major player in the energy industry, is seeking a tenured Intellectual Property attorney to join their team of experts.The chosen candidate will manage intellectual property legal services in support of pressure pumping and related services. Specific duties include the following:

• Managing an international patent and trademark portfolio including oversight and management of the filing, prosecuting, and maintenance of patent and trademarkapplicationsworldwide
• Working with the client to assure registrations are obtained in strategic areas, and overseeing all post registration actions;
• Managing intellectual property litigation for the assigned businesses;
• Drafting, negotiating,and enforcing license agreements, joint development agreements, and related transactional activities;
• Assisting in the acquisition and divestiture of intellectual property rights when appropriate
• Reviewing third party patents, providing clearance, validity and infringement opinions to management and assisting in the development of strategic patenting opportunities for the client
• Perform additional duties as necessary or requested.

• Must be licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office
• Hold a JD from an ABA accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in at least one state, preferably Texas
• Minimum five years patent and trademark prosecution experience, as well as transactional experience, and litigation experience is required
• Preferred educational backgrounds in Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.
Necessary Experience: 7+ to 10 Years
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