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R122864 Posted 09/23/2021

Senior Manager, Senior Counsel

McLean , Virginia | New York , New York | Richmond , Virginia
  • Category Legal
  • Experience Sr. Manager
  • Primary Address McLean, Virginia

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Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Manager, Senior Counsel

Capital One’s legal department is looking for a talented and dynamic patent attorney to join its fast-growing patent team. Members of our patent team are working to develop and implement an enterprise-wide patent strategy and to create a culture of inventor engagement and excitement.  It’s audacious work at a massive scale. If you are inquisitive, collaborative, and enthusiastic about technology, come join us!

We are looking for someone who: 

  • is an outstanding patent attorney with experience in preparing and prosecuting software or electrical applications; the successful candidate will be responsible for protecting Capital One’s inventions and helping shape Capital One’s enterprise-wide patent strategy.

  • can proactively engage various teams across the enterprise to identify patentable innovations, run invention disclosure meetings and invention harvesting sessions, and provide education and training to technical teams.

  • can independently counsel clients and provide practical legal advice on a wide range of patent and IP transactional issues, including advising on matters related to litigation, open source software, licensing, and acquisition.  

  • is an excellent verbal and written communicator; the successful candidate will need to feel comfortable presenting in front of inventors, colleagues, and stakeholders, and will need to be able to communicate complex legal concepts in a clear and simple way that fosters trust and respect.

  • can demonstrate sound judgment even in novel situations and understand business goals in a way that helps them evaluate risk effectively and provide practical legal advice.

  • has excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize effectively to meet deadlines or business goals.

  • is creative and not afraid to try something new to raise the bar and improve experiences with teammates, inventors, and stakeholders; the successful candidate takes pride in their work and wants to add value outside of the day-to-day expectations of the role.

  • can create friendly and collaborative working relationships, particularly with their teammates, the rest of the legal department, internal clients, and outside counsel. A good sense of humor and an interest in having fun at work are pluses!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar

  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

  • At least 4 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.

  • Experience with providing intellectual property transactional counseling, including experience with university collaboration agreements, joint development agreements, licensing agreements, and M&A due diligence.

  • Experience with IP issues in open source, including the IP impact of open source contributions and familiarity with widely used open source licenses.

  • Experience as a software developer or hardware engineer.

  • Experience with financial technologies (Fintech).

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.

If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Capital One Recruiting at 1-800-304-9102 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@capitalone.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

For technical support or questions about Capital One's recruiting process, please send an email to Careers@capitalone.com

Capital One does not provide, endorse nor guarantee and is not liable for third-party products, services, educational tools or other information available through this site.

Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

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