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Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property (IP) Transactions

Job ID R75649 Updated date 05/17/2019 Location McLean, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia
McLean 1 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property (IP) Transactions

Capital One’s legal department is looking for a talented, highly motivated and dynamic Intellectual Property (IP) transactions attorney to join its fast-growing IP team.  If you are inquisitive, collaborative, and want to play a key role in the future direction and growth of our IP program, come join us!

We are looking for someone who is an outstanding attorney with demonstrated experience in drafting and negotiating complex intellectual property transactions, including drafting and negotiating joint development agreements, patent pool and standards agreements, NDAs, and university collaboration agreements.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Utilizing prior experience to structure, draft, and negotiate IP agreements related to commercial and technology transactions, including IP licenses, joint development agreements, patent pool and standards agreements, NDAs, university collaboration agreements, product development agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, software licenses, partnership agreements, supply agreements, manufacturing agreements, and developer agreements
  • Providing strategic business and legal advice to develop a comprehensive, long-term approach to our intellectual property rights
  • Identifying IP issues in complex mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, and advising the business on IP aspects of these deals from conception to closing
  • Proactively engaging various teams across the enterprise to identify potential IP risks and provide education and training to technical teams
  • Presenting in front of stakeholders and communicating complex legal concepts in a clear and simple way that fosters trust and respect
  • Demonstrating sound judgment even in novel situations, and understand business goals in a way that helps the business evaluate risk effectively and provide practical legal advice

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
  • At least 5 years of experience providing counseling for intellectual property transactions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with IP issues in open source, including the IP impact of open source contributions and familiarity with widely used open source licenses
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Experience providing IP transactional support related to patent sales and licensing

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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