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Director Intellectual Property / Intellectual Property Director

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Rovi Corporation
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Date posted: 11/05/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Director Intellectual Property / Intellectual Property Director

Who is Rovi? We are your fully integrated portal to managing digital entertainment.

Rovi offers unique opportunities, challenging work, brilliant people, thriving organization, and total rewards to attract the top talent!Working at Rovi requires elite technical talent, dedication, and versatility, but above all, it requires a passion for meeting challenging problems head on. At Rovi, making a difference is not something we aspire to; it's what we expect from ourselves each day. Rovi has taken on some of the most critical analytical challenges we face, spanning the fields of Blu-ray protection, entertainment content and media navigation.

Over 75% of our revenue is guaranteed from licensing fees. Rovi has been in business for 27 years and has no other competitors that directly compete with our entire scope of products and services. Rovi's stock has tripled in the last two years, with gross revenues at nearly 500 million. Even during the worst economic storm of our generation, Rovi has awarded merit increases and bonuses.

Through our innovation, passion, and portfolio - Rovi is the major player in digital entertainment navigation. If you are willing to make the commitment - to meeting your highest standards, to your teammates, and to making a positive impact - we look forward to hearing from you!

This position will involve managing Rovi Corporation's international patent portfolio of over 4600 patents and patent applications as well as the company's other intellectual property assets such as its trademark portfolio. The successful candidate will work closely with outside counsel and coordinate with other in-house counsel to manage and develop the patent portfolio to drive the company's active worldwide patent licensing program. Depending on the level of experience and other considerations, the successful candidate may be responsible for managing one or more direct reports and/or performing other duties.

The ideal person will have at least 4 to 8 years of law firm and in-house experience in patent prosecution and portfolio management, particularly in support of an active worldwide patent licensing program. The person should be decisive, organized, and highly detail oriented as he will be required to make strategic decisions on high volume of patent matters. The person should also possess working knowledge of all aspects of intellectual property law.

The responsibilities will include some or all of the following: Managing a large international patent portfolio to drive the company's patent licensing programDeveloping the portfolio by working with company's engineers and product management to mine for inventions and filing new applications worldwideManaging outside counsel in patent and other IP mattersConducting meetings and presentations such as brainstorming meetings, patent committee meetings, patent presentations, etc.Coordinating with and supporting in-house licensing and litigation counsel in licensing and litigation mattersAdvising other in-house counsel on patent and other IP mattersAdvising the marketing department on trademark mattersWorking with other members of the patent prosecution team in overseeing IP-related administrative matters

Ideal Experience & Qualification: California Bar and USPTO registration, and preferably an undergraduate degree in BSEEA minimum of 4 to 8 years of law firm and in-house experience in patent prosecution and portfolio management, particularly in support of an active worldwide patent licensing programSolid experience in patent drafting and international patent prosecution A demonstrated ability to manage outside counselExperience in coordinating and conducting internal patent and brainstorming meetingsSolid working knowledge of trademark laws and demonstrated ability to make critical decisions on trademark mattersExperience in managing peopleExcellent oral and written communication skills

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Necessary Experience: 5-10 Years Experience
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