Corporate Counsel

Location:
Kanata, Ontario, Canada or Plano, Texas, United States
Employment Status:
Regular/ Full-Time

 

Job Purpose and Mandate:

The Corporate Counsel is responsible for providing experienced and timely legal advice and expertise, including patent-related transactions and contracts.

 

Reports to: Senior Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Officer & General Counsel

Responsibilities:

  • Legal support for transactions, including patent licenses, patent acquisitions and divestitures, and other patent-related matters
  • Contract negotiation, preparation, and administration
  • Provision of general legal advice and assistance
  • Protection of company’s intellectual property assets
  • Identify strategies to protect the company’s interests and minimize legal exposure
  • Proactive in ensuring that all business activities are performed with highest ethical standards and in compliance with applicable laws and the Conversant Code of Ethics
  • Maintenance and improvement of contractual precedents, particularly patent-related contracts
  • Maintenance and improvement of corporate policies, as well as proposing new policies for consideration
  • Assistance to general counsel in all legal functions
  • Assistance to corporate secretary in management of company’s board of directors, corporate governance, and related functions
  • Coordination of outside counsel
  • Any other related duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario or State Bar of Texas or equivalent
  • Minimum of five years private practice experience or in-house experience
  • Experience in corporate law
  • Experience with patents, particularly patent licenses
  • Must be a self-starter and able to operate independently
  • Ability to travel as required

 

Job Assets:

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in business or engineering
  • Familiarity with intellectual property law in major jurisdictions

 

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“Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.” is the new name of MOSAID Technologies Incorporated.