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Senior Corporate Counsel, Patents

Senior Corporate Counsel, Patents

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Job Description

Amazon's legal department is looking for a talented patent attorney to support our Amazon Web Services business division. If you have a passion for innovative technology, this is the place for you. You will have significant influence on the development and execution of our patent strategy and will solve cutting edge intellectual property issues. Responsibilities include direct client counseling, third party IP investigations, IP and software licensing, and actively working with outside counsel to manage filing, prosecuting and maintaining our growing US and foreign patent portfolio. The ideal candidate will become embedded with the builders of our newest technologies, while helping shape the products/services as they come to market.

The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations. Compensation based on experience and includes equity compensation.

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+years of legal experience (with at least three years at a law firm) as patent attorney
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar is required
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Experience effectively addressing and resolving patent assertions/litigation
  • Understanding of a wide variety of technology areas including: web services, virtualization, data storage, databases, operating systems, content delivery, and machine learning

Preferred Qualifications

  • Effective oral and written communication skills in communicating business and intellectual property issues with and between developers, engineers and business leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel in-house lawyers and business leaders on intellectual property issues, including patent litigation
  • Sound judgment even in ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Able to counsel business leaders on open source software related issues
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, and follow through and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and computer skills
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.