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Patent Counsel

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: RingCentral
Location: San Mateo, CA
Date posted: 11/11/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

Fast-growing, well-funded venture backed SaaS telecommunications company is actively recruiting a patent attorney. This position will report to the General Counsel.

Responsibilities include:
* Preparation of new patent applications for the Company
* Managing strategic development of the existing patent portfolio
* Working with Company engineers and product managers to identify patentable inventions and generate invention disclosures
* Understanding business needs and priorities to develop and implement an IP strategy
* Evaluate and monitor third-party patent portfolios
* Participating in negotiation of contracts involving IP
* Analyses related to patent acquisition, litigation, licensing, freedom to operate, and infringement issues
* Reviewing open source software licenses, advising on proper use and compliance

Position Requirements:
* 4 + years overall patent prosecution experience, particularly in the software field
* Software and telecommunications experience a must
* Electrical engineering or computer science degree
* Registered to practice with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
* Must be a current member of the California State Bar
* Trademark, litigation, and/or re-examination experience a plus

Necessary Experience: N/A
Contact: Contact:RingCentral hiring department

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