What Youll Do

The Corporate Counsel of IP Transactions will be responsible for IP transactions supporting Ciscos successful, dynamic, and growing businesses and product lines while demonstrating one of leading patent portfolios in IT. You will:

  • Advise and assist in structuring and drafting IP-focused technology agreements, including teamwork and innovation, joint development, university collaboration and research, partnership, technology acquisition, and commercial license agreements
  • 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
  • Act as a trusted adviser to business units, executives, engineers, and other legal team members

Who Youll Work With

Reporting to the Senior 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 great teammate with significant subject matter expertise in intellectual property law plus:

  • 3+ years of patent experience
  • 1+ years of experience in IP transactions, with significant hands-on experience negotiating and drafting IP related provisions in technology transactions, patent licenses, and/or settlements
  • 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

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