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Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations.
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What do you get to do in this position?
candidate will have responsibility of addressing all the IP and trademark needs
of the business including: Drafting, negotiating, interpreting and advising the
business on IP related agreements, such as non-disclosure agreements and
license agreements, and IP provisions in commercial
agreements. Evaluating inventions to determine patentability and,
drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO and
foreign counterparts. Advising and counselling the business on various IP
matters involving copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Managing
outside counsel; Work will be undertaken on the above on a global basis, with
input from local counsel as needed.
Discuss inventions and processes with inventors or
manufacturers and ascertain whether they're likely to succeed in being granted
Analyze scientific or technical documents, including
previously granted patents, to assess whether an invention is new and
Partner with company leadership to develop business strategy
based on IP landscapes and competitive IP assessments
Provides counsel, direction, policy and procedures for
identifying commercially significant IP developments and for cost effectively
Will have global responsibility and extensive interaction
with the General Counsel, Corporate Development and Business Development teams
as well Software R&D organization, in developing and implementing Aveva’s
product development, pipeline growth and long-term commercialization programs
Assists in the selection of new in-house IP counsel of strong
competence and character;
collaborates with in-house and outside counsel in the early analysis of
defensive IP litigation matters and disputes to establish a strategy for a
timely and cost-effective resolution
Write detailed descriptions of inventions in precise legal
terms (patent drafts);
Suggest modifications or extensions to the definition of the
Apply for patents from the relevant Patent Office
Prepare responses to reports from patent examiners;
Ensure application and renewal deadlines are met;
Work with solicitors and barristers to defend or enforce
Conduct litigation in proceedings if required
Advise overseas attorneys on applications for foreign patent
applications, if required;
Instruct on whether business activities will infringe someone
else's patent rights;
Deal with assignments of patent when a patent is sold or
Keep up to date with legal developments in the intellectual
Advise on other intellectual property rights, e.g. designs or
Tutor and mentor junior patent attorney.
Handle due diligence, contract negotiation and integration
for IP issues in M&A deals.
Essential Competencies, Knowledge and
Must have an in-depth understanding of how an in-house legal
department operates & a passion for understanding Aveva’s businesses &
facilitating business results.
Must be able to identify & analyze critical business
issues & apply legal expertise to deliver solutions.
Must be confident with good interpersonal skills,
commercially minded, highly organized & able to work effectively in teams.
Meticulous attention to detail with strong analytical skills.
Ability to explain complex information clearly and concisely.
Good communication skills.
Sound scientific and technical knowledge.
This job might be for
Open minded and flexible in thought and tactics.
Resilient, resourceful, optimistic and energetic.
Able to deal with complexity.
Cultural interest and sensitivity.
Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with
Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably.
Analyses both success and failure for clues to improvement.
Creates a climate where people want to do their best and
creates strong morale and spirit in their team, sharing wins and successes.
Can negotiate skilfully in tough situations with both
internal and external groups.
A minimum of 8
10 years of experience with a
combination of practicing in a law firm and within a legal department of a
Demonstrated business acumen, strong analytical skills, and
the ability to grasp important business issues and legal issues facing the
Approaches IP with a strategic mindset by anticipating future
business, competitive and legal risks and looking for creative solutions and
Ability to work across functions – excellent interpersonal
and communication skills, both written and verbal. Capable of quickly
Travel to support the business will be required on an ad hoc
We seek out and reward people for being straightforward, open, passionate, effective and challenging the status quo. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.
We welcome people as they are, creating an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company.
We’re looking for people with a passion for success — on the job and beyond.
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