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Patent Litigation Counsel - Mountain View

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Google Inc.
Location: Mountain View, CA
Date posted: 11/01/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Patent Litigation Counsel - Mountain View

Patent Litigation Counsel - Mountain View

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 Litigation Counsel

As a Patent Litigation Counsel, you will manage lawsuits and third party disputes involving intellectual property issues, focusing mainly on patent disputes but including other areas such as trademark and copyright. You are an experienced attorney with a technical background such as a computer or electrical engineering or computer science degree (USPTO admission is a plus).

In this role you will have significant interaction with almost all business areas of Google, such as Product Management, Engineering, Corporate Communications, Human Resources and Sales. As a prominent and dynamic global company, Google faces many novel legal issues. You should enjoy navigating uncharted waters in a role that will provide opportunities to help establish the precedents that will govern this space.

Responsibilities: Work closely with various Legal group members having substantive knowledge relevant to particular disputes. Determine dispute resolution strategies, as well as develop the infrastructure required to prevent disputes from arising. Work with outside counsel to manage lawsuits and third party disputes. Requirements: JD degree with excellent academic credentials or equivalent experience. Undergraduate degree in computer or electrical engineering or computer science preferred. (USPTO admission is a plus). At least 3 years of litigation experience. Demonstrated leadership and management of cases at a respectable firm. Broad based litigation experience, including intellectual property and technology matters. Significant experience with strategically addressing legal complaints and Extensive experience with (and understanding of) the online industry. Strong interpersonal and team skills and sense of humor required.

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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