Senior Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property (IP) Transactions - 1225756

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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What You’ll Do

The Senior Corporate Counsel of IP Transactions will be responsible for patent transactions supporting Cisco’s successful, dynamic, and growing businesses and product lines while leveraging one of the leading patent portfolios in IT.

You will:

  • Negotiate and close patent licenses, springing licenses, settlement agreements and IP-related provisions in licensing agreements, such as covenants-not-to-sue, IP indemnities, and joint ownership provisions
  • Support all IP and patent related issues of Cisco’s acquisitions and key partnerships.
  • Manage third party patent disputes; evaluate licensing of third-party patented technology; assist in design-around strategy, or structure and negotiate patent dispute resolutions and settlements, as appropriate
  • Act as a trusted adviser to business units, executives, engineers, and other legal team members

Who You’ll Work With

Reporting to the Director of IP Transactions within the Cisco Legal department, you will be part of a world-class intellectual property team that has pioneered new approaches to portfolio development and mitigating the risk of non-practicing entities.  

Our Legal department is a group of top professionals that prides itself on innovation and gives its members the support, technology, and educational opportunities to succeed. You will also work with Cisco’s corporate business development team to address the patent aspects of Cisco’s industry-leading acquisition program.


Who You Are

You are a team player with significant subject matter expertise in intellectual property law plus:

  • 8+ years of patent experience such as patent litigation experience
  • 3+ years of experience in IP transactions, with significant hands-on experience negotiating and drafting patent licenses, settlements, and/or IP related provisions in technology transactions
  • Have a high technical aptitude and/or technical degree
  • Have graduated from a recognized law school, and are admitted to practice before a state bar and the United States Patent and Trademark Office

In-house experience preferred. You must be a strong team player who thrives in a collaborative and dynamic environment. You have a proven ability to think creatively and drive complex transactions to closure. You are detail-oriented, flexible to handle a variety of IP transactions and issues, and you can build strong relationships with your legal colleagues and business clients. You are able to quickly get to the heart of complex issues and present them in a clear way to drive decision making.


Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  •  We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

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