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Patent Attorney - Small Corporation - San Mateo, Calif.

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Ring Central
Location: San Mateo, California
Date posted: 11/13/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

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

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

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

Additional Info:Employer Type: Small CorporationJob Location: San Mateo, CaliforniaPosted on November 10, 2010 at 08:21 PM in - US - Silicon Valley & SF, - US - West, Emp - Corporate (in-house), Tech - Any / Other, Tech - EE / CompSci, Tech - Mech / Aero, Work - Patent Prosecution

Necessary Experience: N/A

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