Corporate Counsel, Patent/Engineering/IP Legal Professional
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.comThis professional will have responsibility for a broad array of analytical and prosecution work associated with patents at all stages of their lifecycle. This position reports directly to the Vice President, IP & Antitrust, and will support both the patent litigation team and the IP prosecution team. The primary tasks will be initial analysis of IPR asserted against the company with a focus on assessing the merits of the claims, as well as identifying IPR that may be patentable and analyzing the company's patent portfolio. Requirements include an engineering degree and a law degree, as well as membership in the patent bar, and at least 5-7 years of relevant experience, including experience reviewing and analyzing patents for relevant attributes that go to the relative strength or weakness of the IPR. In addition, outstanding business judgment, strong attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills, proven ability to excel in a fast-paced environment, strong customer-oriented interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate well with others, and a proactive approach to solving problems are required.Specifically, this professional will assist the larger litigation team across T-Mobile's patent litigation docket. This will include the following: review and preliminary analysis for patents filed in lawsuits and pre-litigation notice letters; initial prior art searches for patent litigation matters; create and maintain invalidity and non-infringement charts, at times in collaboration with outside counsel or outside search firms; work closely with outside counsel firms, as appropriate, to identify alternative configurations for the accused equipment, and work with invalidity and non-infringement experts; support supplier indemnification negotiations and overall indemnity recovery.
In addition, this professional will work with engineers to identify patentable IPR, support monetization and infringement analysis, and perform a limited number of patent prosecutions (initial interviews, drafting, filing, and prosecution).Must be at least 18 years of age with degrees in Engineering and Juris Doctorate, with authorization for residency and practice in the US with Washington State preferred. Must be able to pass background check.We Take Equal Opportunity Seriously - By Choice T-Mobile USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions concerning the employment relationship will be made without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination or harassment based upon any of these factors is wholly inconsistent with our Company values and will not be tolerated. Furthermore, such discrimination or harassment may violate federal, state, or local law.
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