Sr. Manager, IP Counsel

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Patent, Trademark Exp.: 6+ Years
Position Summary
At Dolby, IP is an integral part of our business and we’re looking for someone who’s passionate about all things IP to join our team! The ideal candidate will be a seasoned, entrepreneurial, and detail-oriented IP attorney with experience managing a global patents and trademark portfolio. This role would collaborate across the organization to advise internal stakeholders on various design and trademark matters. They will also have overall responsibility of internal and external patent and trademark operations, including managing a global team of patent and trademark professionals.

Based in our San Francisco headquarters, this role reports into our Chief Patent Counsel.

Job Functions
  • Oversee Dolby’s global portfolio of trademarks and design patents and manage outside counsel responsible for those portfolios
  • Direct outside counsel in the opposition or cancellation of third-party trademarks
  • Manage a global team of paralegals responsible for US patent filings
  • Advise internal stakeholders on various intellectual property matters
  • Provide information and training to internal groups regarding patent and trademark protection procedures and programs

  • 6+ years of experience as a patent and trademark attorney in a top-tier law firm, in-house experience a plus
  • J.D. (or equivalent) required
  • Admission to the USPTO as a patent attorney
  • Proactive and go getter attitude with ability to work with minimal direction
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple competing priorities under time-sensitive deadlines

Additional Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in intellectual property licensing and litigation
  • Management of global patent and trademark strategies
  • Experience in managing a team

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