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Sr. Counsel (Intellectual Property)

Company: SUPERNAL
Location: Fullerton
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people s ability to move whether for work or play.
What we do:
The Sr. Intellectual Property (IP) attorney is responsible for leading projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact. As a recognized specialist in IP law whether from experience with IP litigation, patent counseling/prosecution, and/or technology transactions the role works collaboratively within the organization to define, oversee, and complete assignments that further the IP goals and objectives of the business. The position embraces groundbreaking technology and support active research and development and licensing programs. The Sr. IP Counsel partners closely with members of other departments, and handles a variety of matters as an IP generalist, including portfolio management, invention capture, patent clearances, dispute resolution, negotiations, and M&A due diligence support.
What you can do:


  • Provide strategic direction on the growth of patent and trademark portfolios
  • Lead all aspects of patent portfolio development
  • Work to secure freedom-to-operate for future product and technology roadmaps and develop response strategies where required
  • Counsel on licenses, collaboration agreements, and other third-party transactions impacting the disposition of IP rights
  • Lead investigations into encroachments on Supernal s IP rights and counsel on potential enforcement actions and/or licensing activities
  • Counsel on evolving developments in global IP law, recommending policy/process changes as needed
  • Provide guidance and training to internal partners on a full range of IP topics

    What you can contribute:

    • Law degree (J.D.) required, and admission (or ability to register as in-house counsel) to practice law where located
    • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering field or Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics from an accredited university or college
    • Minimum of six (6) years of proven experience in IP practice at a major law firm and/or as an in-house counsel at a technology company, with a minimum of 3-4 years of law firm experience preferred
    • Experience working collaboratively with diverse teams to develop solutions for complicated IP challenges while balancing priorities from multiple partners
    • Hardworking IP professional with significant expertise investigating facts, interviewing witnesses, developing infringement / invalidity contentions, taking depositions, conducting post-grant proceedings, drafting patent applications, and/or counseling clients
    • Experience with negotiating and documenting IP transactions, licensing, and/or dispute settlements or with performing due diligence in technology transactions

      You may also be able to contribute:

      • Strong ability to negotiate effectively with internal and external partners
      • Demonstrated thought leadership, organizational skills, attention to detail, and keen business judgment, with a dedicated focus on personal ethics, integrity, and accountability
      • A great teammate who enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
      • Ability to distill and articulate legal concepts into concise and plain English that business partners can both understand and readily act upon
      • Outstanding executive level written and verbal communicator with ability to work seamlessly across the levels of a broad and diverse organization

        Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:
        This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal s receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

Keywords: SUPERNAL, Fullerton , Sr. Counsel (Intellectual Property), Other , Fullerton, California

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