The Patent Licensing Strategist will be responsible for developing and managing patent licensing opportunities, including acting as the primary point-of-contact and lead negotiator in HPE-managed licensing programs. The Patent Licensing Strategist will have a proven track record for developing multiple patent licensing programs from scratch, and then running these licensing programs successfully by signing up key licensees and generating significant recurring royalty revenues over many years. The ideal candidate will also have significant experience working with company executives, business unit managers, attorneys and engineers, in order to create, get approved, and execute such licensing programs.
Acts as legal advisor to assigned internal clients or other company attorneys with respect to matters related to the area of specialty. Identifies legal risk and recommends solutions that help address the client’s objectives. Represents company in transactions, interactions, or disputes with customers, suppliers, partners, and competitors. Balances the business interests of client groups with ultimate fiduciary responsibility to company. Represents the company before industry policy setting organizations, government agencies, and other regulatory bodies. Areas of law practiced may include intellectual property law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities law, litigation, employment, structured financial deals, US government contracting, outsourcing, environmental, employee benefits, or bankruptcy.
Leads the overall legal strategies and risks by providing highly specialized legal expertise in one or more areas of strategic importance that significantly impact a region, global business, or the entire organization.
Plans and facilitates the training and mentoring strategy to educate senior managers, team members and clients on complex topics within a specific legal concentration.
Leads the resolution of highly complex legal, regulatory, and business issues requiring highly in-depth knowledge and judgment within a specialty area.
Acts as a thought leader within an area of specialization by networking effectively to share subject matter expertise and exerting influence across a broad cross-section of the organization. Exerts influence on external industry counsels, policies, and regulatory bodies in area of specialization.
Education and Experience Required:
Advanced university degree in law (e.g. JD or LLB); additional advanced degree relevant to the specialty preferred.
Meets local legal license requirements.
Typically 12+ years commercial legal experience at a law firm or in-house.
Extensive national and possibly international experience leading multiple, highly complex, strategic, specialty law projects, issues, and transactions.
Knowledge and Skills:
Recognized authority on practical and academic knowledge within a specific legal concentration, and broad internal recognition as a subject matter expert and thought leader in one or more sub-areas within the specific legal concentration.
Advanced mastery of how to operate successfully in the international legal environment for the specific legal concentration.
Mastery in negotiating or advising the most senior representatives of external and internal organizations on highly complex, high impact legal matters in a specialty.
Excellent presentation, facilitation, networking, and influence skills.
English language skills to business standard required.