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Patent Strategy Counsel

PayPal, Inc


Location:
San Jose, California 95131
Date:
03/30/2017
Job Type:
Corporate Counsel
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Consumer Protection
  • IP
  • Retail & E-Commerce
PayPal, Inc
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Job Details

PayPal’s Intellectual Property Legal team is looking for experienced, highly engaged and dynamic patent strategy counselor/s (attorneys) at various levels. Must have experience (5-15 years) with highly strategic and targeted prosecution with a litigation mindset. Roles will be based in San Jose, CA at PayPal’s corporate headquarters.

NOTE: Application to the online posting at www.paypal.com/jobs is required for further consideration. Please apply to the appropriate posting based on your level of experience.

 

  • Leverage deep knowledge of PayPals technology landscape, and the internet, software and Fintech (financial technology) markets to improve patent claim quality and applicability

  • Proactive, strategic prosecution of patent claims crafted on specific technology features

  • Utilize deep understanding of defensive and offensive patent utilization strategies to prepare claim charts and evidence of use assessments

  • Independent management of prosecution docket, with an emphasis on mining of patent assets

  • Employ different negotiation styles situationally to benefit PayPal.

 

Job Requirements

  • Deep understanding of defensive and offensive patent utilization strategies

  • Deep knowledge of Internet, payments, Fintech and software technologies relevant to PayPals business ecosystem, whether from previous legal or technical experience

  • Excellent patent analysis abilities, including development of non-infringement/infringement, invalidity/validity and deep understanding of claim construction considerations;

  • Deep focus on preparing claim charts for prosecution of claims and to establish evidence of use

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to foster trust and respect and to create friendly and collaborative internal working relationships with internal clients

  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentations to senior business, technology and legal personnel

  • Skilled in varied types of negotiations, such as, with partners and adversaries

  • Openness and willingness to learn

  • Business acumen

  • Some travel will be required


Requirements

Qualifications

  • J.D and current California Bar membership. 

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or the equivalent.

  • 5-15 years of combined experience in patent prosecution and litigation.

  • Prior in house experience desirable.

  • USPTO license desirable

  • Application to the online posting at www.paypal.com/jobs is required for further consideration. Please apply to the appropriate posting based on your level of experience.

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