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Vice President Intellectual Property Counsel

Saint Louis, MO

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Vice President, Intellectual Property Counsel
Position Summary:
The Vice President, Intellectual Property Counsel is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive intellectual property strategy. This role leverages strong advocacy ability to persuasively present before third parties and senior executives and to work collaboratively across internal teams to resolve legal and intellectual property issues. The ideal candidate will have experience working on a variety of technology and commercial transactions involving intellectual property and data security. As a recognized and valued partner, the position will work closely with our Technology and Product group and various business units on complex assignments that will have a high impact to the business.
Job Description:
Role and Responsibilities
Serve as a valued strategic partner to the business to devise and execute successful IP enablement and protection strategies
Actively develop and manage a patent portfolio to protect key differentiating aspects of Lumeris technologies, including managing outside counsel on patent drafting and prosecution, improving quality, scope and litigability of patent applications and claims, and tracking patent budget and spending
Collaborate in the Drafting, reviewing and negotiating of a wide range of technology contracts and IP related agreements and provisions including non-disclosure agreements, joint development agreements, sponsored research agreements and government funding agreements
Provide counsel to the business on licenses, collaboration agreements and other third-party transactions impacting the protection or other disposition of IP rights
Lead investigations into encroachments on the Company's IP rights and provide guidance on potential enforcement actions
Counsel the business on evolving developments in IP law, recommending policy and process changes as needed to enable business goals and objectives
Counsel management on IP matters involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights
Analyze IP landscapes, perform IP risk assessments and develop IP sustainability strategies
Lead and contribute to the development of business processes and policies to better enable achievement of business objectives, mitigate risk, reduce inefficiencies and improve effectiveness
Collaborate with Counsel regarding IP procurement and enforcement strategies
Develop programs to protect IP and accomplish business goals; provide training to management and engineering teams
Counsel legal, business, and marketing teams on legal issues involving product innovation
Develop appropriate policies and procedures for protection of Intellectual Property
Experience, Qualifications, and Education
Juris Doctorate (JD) from accredited law school
Bar Admissions:
U.S. (Missouri or other state) or eligibility to be admitted to the Missouri Bar
At least 10 years of legal experience with deep legal knowledge and experience in the following areas: patent prosecution, trademarks, copyright, domain names, open source, and intellectual property and software licensing
Strong intellectual capacity and high personal standards of excellence
Strong business and technology acumen; capacity to learn the business and technology quickly
Ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries, providing counsel to legal, business, and marketing teams on legal issues involving product innovation
Demonstrated ability to identify protectable IP and establish relevant policies and procedures
Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to create specific action plans based on general guidance and deliver results
Ability to see the big picture and identify and design-out problems from the outset; continuous improvement mindset
Use sound judgment and strong analytic skills to make decisions, communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, work well with others in a team environment and resolve complex issues
Professionally manage multiple projects in a demanding work environment
Lumeris is an EEO/AA employer M/F/V/D.
St. Louis, MO
Time Type:
Full time

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