eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world. We exist to enable economic opportunity for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations of all sizes. eBay Marketplaces operates in 190 markets around the world.

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If youre interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay  a company you can be proud to be a part of.

eBay is where the world goes to shop, sell, and give. Whether you are buying new or used, plain or luxurious, commonplace or rare, trendy or one-of-a-kind-if it exists in the world, it probably is for sale on eBay. Our mission is to be the world’s favorite destination for discovering great value and unique selection. We give sellers the platform, solutions, and support they need to grow their businesses and thrive. We measure our success by our customers’ success.

Were looking for a focused and energetic patent attorney to join our intellectual property team. From eBays inception over two decades ago, we have seriously committed to investing in and protecting our intellectual property. Were now recruiting a member to join our cohesive group and become a custodian of our constantly evolving patent, open source and trade secret portfolio.

While varying from time-to-time, this role will, on average, entail a roughly 50-50 split between heads-down and heads-up work. For this position, teamwork is essential. We work closely to establish a team where everyone pitches in to accomplish tasks. You wont simply churn out patent applications or office actions responses, though you will be intimately involved in overseeing a strategic patenting process at every stage of the idea lifecycle to ensure strong and well-defined outcomes.

Do you have a growth mindset? A pick-up-the-broom mentality? A desire for continual development? A willingness to sacrifice for the greater good of the team? If so, we would be thrilled to hear from you.


  • Manage outside patent counsel with a particular technology portfolio
  • Advise and train internal engineering and product clients
  • Run Intellectual Property Steering Committees (i.e., to assess idea disclosures)
  • Conduct invention harvesting sessions
  • Support patent litigation
  • Counsel on open source releases


  • At least 3-years prior law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Admission (in good standing) to the USPTO Bar
  • Admission (in good standing) to at least one state bar
  • Computer science, physics or other equivalent technical background
  • Estimated 10-15% travel.

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talentebay.com . We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether youre single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isnt just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBays Diversity & Inclusion click here: talentebay.com. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see: EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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