Overview

Job Description Summary

The primary function of this position is to provide legal transactional support to the PCI business development and licensing teams. The dedicated client relationship for this role is the PCI Executive Director of Licensing. This position is an attorney member of a team of PCI transactional attorneys that provides dedicated legal counsel to PCI business development professionals and technology licensing officers in support of the structuring, review, negotiation and enforcement of transactional contract agreements (e.g. options, licensing agreements, copyright/software licensing agreements, TRMs, CDAs, MOUs, etc.) generated by PCI, and directly related to, but not limited to, the various intellectual property and business development portfolios managed by PCI.

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Working in a dedicated client relationship to, and under the direction of, the PCI Executive Director of Licensing, provide legal counsel to PCI business development professionals and technology licensing officers in support of the structuring, review, negotiation and enforcement of transactional agreements (e.g. term sheets, options, licensing agreements, etc.) generated by PCI, and directly related to, technologies and inventions managed by PCI.
  • Provide legal counsel to PCI business development professionals and technology licensing officers in support of the structuring, review, negotiation and enforcement of other transactional agreements (e.g. copyright/software licensing agreements, TRMs, CDAs, MOUs, etc.) generated by PCI, and directly related to, but not limited to, the various intellectual property and business development portfolios managed by PCI.
  • Provide advice and counsel upon request to senior PCI management and PCI Chief Counsel to help clarify or resolve contractual matters, advise on issues regarding contractual rights and obligations of licensees and other parties to agreements with Penn, and review faculty consulting agreements and similar contractual arrangements to ensure consistency with University policy and other legal agreements and upon request by the members of PCI senior management and the PCI.
  • Actively collaborate with the designated team of PCI transactional attorneys to strategically manage licensing of intellectual property and business development portfolios and ensure that contracts are negotiated in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Law Degree required plus at least 2-3 years related legal experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; Member of the Bar of Pennsylvania (or member of the Bar of another state and able to become a member of the Pennsylvania Bar within a year as a condition of continued employment); Preferably at least two years in drafting and negotiating contracts; Patent licensing experience strongly preferred, as well as experience working with copyright/software licensing and/or equity and shareholder/investor rights agreements; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Proven ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously; Proactive approach to problem-solving; Team player; excellent attention to detail, follow-through & closing.

Job Location – City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Provost’s Center

Pay Range

$108,411.00 – $205,981.00


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