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SVP Intellectual Property

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The Nielsen Company.

Wilton, CT

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Legal\u00a0-\u00a0USA\u00a0New York, New York\u00a0 The SVP for Intellectual Property Law with be responsible for managing Nielsen\u2019s Intellectual Property legal function and team which provides leadership, guidance, management, supervision and support in a highly collaborative environment to Nielsen\u2019s businesses globally. In this role you will drive, lead, manage, and support in the enhancement and development of the IP policies, strategies, practices and processes to enable, extend and defend Nielsen\u2019s business globally. As the leader of Nielsen\u2019s Intellectual Property Legal team, this lawyer will reports directly to the Chief Legal Officer. The role will be located in our Wilton, CT or New York, NY office. Overall Position Responsibilities include: Support and lead the Intellectual Property team with guidance and leadership for all matters as it relates to the following: IP legal support, guidance and leadership for commercial matters Nielsen-wide Compliance Program with respect to IP training Open source use and contribution policies and practices Nielsen\u2019s Patent Development and Incentive Programs Nielsen Branding & Trademark legal practices Nielsen Trade Secret protection practices Nielsen Freedom to Operate practices All aspects of IP litigation IP M&A due diligence Maintain and enhance Nielsen\u2019s proactive invention harvesting and patent protection program to ensure that all commercially important, novel inventions are protected. Identify, develop and manage any potential patent sale or acquisition opportunities as appropriate Represent Nielsen to external IP benchmarking organizations Leading and managing Nielsen\u2019s use of outside IP counsel Managing the IP Expense Budget Develop the IP Legal Team Other duties as needed Qualifications: Must have 10 years practice as an Intellectual Property attorney with significant experience in: patents with proficiency in reading and understanding patent claims and exposure, trademarks, trade secret protection, commercial transactions, IP litigation, commercial and technology. licensing including the right to use\/freedom to operate product clearance investigation. Registered as a patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and must be a member in good standing of the State Bar in his\/her state of residence or New York or New Jersey. Demonstrated leadership and communication skills enabling effective sharing of knowledge and best practices. Ability to identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly and effectively is essential. Ability to work collaboratively with people at all levels of the company. Experience working with and advising senior corporate leaders. Degree in Electrical Engineering\/Computer Science preferred. Experience in Media business a plus. Travel to support business needs as needed. *LI-SB2 About Nielsen: Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen\u2019s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content \u2014 video, audio, and text \u2014 is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry\u2019s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world\u2019s population. For more information, visit Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity\/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class. Job Type: \u00a0Regular\u00a0 Primary Location : New York,New York\u00a0 Secondary Locations:\u00a0 CT - Wilton, , ,\u00a0 Travel: Yes, 15% of the Time\u00a0

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Whether you’re eyeing markets in the next town or across continents, we understand the importance of knowing what consumers watch and buy. That’s our passion and the very heart of our business. We study consumers in more than 100 countries to give you the most complete view of trends and habits worldwide. And we’re constantly evolving, not only in terms of where we measure, or who we measure, but in how our insights can help you drive profitable growth.

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