Patent Counsel

Adobe - San Jose, CA4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $150,000 - $210,000 a year
EducationSkills
The challenge

As an IP attorney at Adobe, you have an opportunity to help revolutionize how the world creates, markets, and manages information. You'll partner with a variety of teams to protect Adobe's rights under IP law, collaborating with engineers, researchers, product managers, and executives to devise and implement the company's IP strategy. You'll also partner with other legal teams on licensing, standardization, pre-litigation disputes, negotiations, and transactional deals. Finally, you'll manage outside counsel to ensure we have the highest quality of patent prep and prosecution activities. We are looking for committed team members with a passion for Adobe’s technologies and enthusiasm for intellectual property law.

For more about the essence of Adobe, see http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/

What you’ll do

Lead overall IP strategy for business and technology teams at Adobe to secure and protect IP in those areas
Advise and negotiate IP licensing terms, including negotiating joint-collaboration deals and indemnification provisions
Manage prosecution of patent portfolio to ensure work meets our quality standards and our business goals
Investigate third-party IP conflicts
Advise on open source projects and standards issues
Evaluate potential patent acquisitions
Educate and train researchers, engineers, and managers on patent and other IP issues
What you need to succeed

JD, from an accredited law school; BS degree with a strong academic record (computer science or electrical engineering strongly preferred)
State bar membership and eligibility to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
6-10 years of related work experience, specifically in patent preparation and prosecution, patent licensing, and IP counseling. Experience in handling IP pre-litigation or litigation matters a plus
Excellent understanding of software architecture and artificial intelligence/machine-learning
Experience with business strategy, third-party issues, and standards preferred
Strong interpersonal and team skills
Demonstrated passion for the law and technology
At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists . You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.

If you’re looking to grow your career, Adobe’s the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences through the Adobe Life magazine .

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists . You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.

If you’re looking to make an impact, Adobe's the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the meaningful benefits we offer.

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age , sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.