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Legal Counsel - Patents

Company: Adobe Systems Incorporated
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Our Company

Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe's all about. We give everyone-from emerging artists to global brands-everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We're passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.

We're on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!

  • The Opportunity

The candidate will join a tight-knit team leading Adobe's IP effort. You will help Adobe continue the digital transformation from protecting Adobe's flagship digital creativity products to supporting the revolutionary manner that Adobe helps create, market, and manage digital information. You'll partner with engineers, researchers, product managers, and executives to devise and implement the company's IP strategy. You'll also partner with other legal teams on licensing, standardization, pre-litigation disputes, negotiations, and transactional deals. Finally, you'll manage outside counsel to ensure we have the highest quality of patent portfolio. Our passion will be your passion as we strive to support Adobe's technologies. Are you enthusiastic for IP and for Adobe? If so, join us and Spark your fire!

For more about the essence of Adobe, see

  • What you'll Do

  • Manage a world-class patent portfolio and outside counsel to ensure work meets our quality standards and our business goals
  • Develop IP strategies for business and product teams at Adobe to secure and protect IP in those areas
  • Negotiate joint collaboration agreements with universities or other companies
  • Advise on IP-related provisions in agreements, including partnership agreements and technology licenses
  • Investigate and resolve third-party use of Adobe IP and advise on open source and inbound licensing issues
  • Evaluate potential patent acquisitions
  • Educate and train researchers, engineers, and managers on patent and other IP issues
  • What you need to succeed

  • A "Yes Starts Here" attitude - we help Adobe teams find solutions
  • Strong ability to lead projects from A to Z - there are no challenges too big or too small
  • The applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, and be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction). BS degree with a strong academic record (computer science or electrical engineering strongly preferred)
  • Patent bar membership
  • 3-5 years of related work experience, specifically in patent preparation and prosecution, patent licensing, and IP counseling. Experience in handling IP pre-litigation or litigation matters is a plus
  • Excellent understanding of software architecture and artificial intelligence/machine-learning
  • Experience with business strategy, third-party issues, and standards is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Dedication to a team environment
  • Demonstrated passion for the law and technology

Keywords: Adobe Systems Incorporated, San Jose , Legal Counsel - Patents, Other , San Jose, California

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