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Intellectual Property and Licensing Counsel

REQ: REQ-144259 Legal

Panasonic Automotive Systems of North America
  • Peachtree City, GA, United States
  • Farmington Hills, MI, United States
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Reporting to the General Counsel, you will be responsible for providing legal counsel on a broad range of intellectual property related matters including software licensing, review of IP-related agreements and clauses in commercial contracts, and counseling and training of employees in IP-related subject matter.    
A DAY IN THE LIFE:        
  • Draft or review a wide range of agreements implicating intellectual property rights, including licensing agreements, third party contracts, technology and/or joint development agreements, confidentiality agreements, statements of work, service agreements EULA’s and other similar agreements.
  • Counsel Engineers and Management on intellectual property related matters.
  • Support compliance with US Export licensing and requirements.
  • Draft and maintain written procedures related to intellectual property (e.g., copyright policy, OSS use policy)
  • Manage Open Source Software compliance program and employee training, etc. 
  •  IP Litigation support.
  •  Develop, present and/or coordinate workshops and/or training on intellectual property subjects
  •  Assist with IP risk assessments and projects as needed.
  • Monitor and report on external developments in IP, including laws and regulations, government investigations, and industry best practices.
  • Develops creative presentation materials, reports, charts, graphs, and other statistical information
  •  Initiates, recommends, and provides solutions through designated channels.
  • JD required with admission to practice law in a state bar in Good Standing. Undergraduate in Engineering, Computer Science, Science, or other related field is a plus.
  • 5-7 years of experience, either at a law firm or in-house directly supporting IP-related licensing and agreements. 
  • Substantial Experience drafting and reviewing agreements related to intellectual property including software development agreements, software licenses, patent and trademark licenses, end user license agreements, and open-source licenses.
  • Experience drafting and reviewing IP-related settlement agreements. 
  • Review of IP-related clauses (e.g., indemnity) in commercial contracts.
  • Knowledge and experience in management of open-source software development and compliance programs and related matters including license terms, drafting and review of disclosure statements, employee training, etc. 
  •  Knowledge of Trademark and Copyright law
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and domain name registration and dispute experience is a plus.
  • Able to distill and concisely communicate the essence of complex IP matters.
  •  Demonstrated ability to successfully work globally and cross culturally.
  • Able to work independently and know when to appropriately escalate an issue for resolution.
  • Must be able to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism in all aspects of the job.
  • Great Medical/Dental Benefits
  • Company-Matched 401K Retirement Savings
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Relaxed Dress Code
  • PASATalks Speaker Summits 
  • Leadership & Mentorship Programs
  • High5 Reward Recognition Program
  • Onsite Happy Hours
  • And many more benefits & perks found within the ‘Our Culture’ section… 
WHO WE ARE:       
At Panasonic, our technology and engineering expertise delivers innovation across diverse industries. It's all about the consumer experience and making sure that we find ways to enhance that experience, either through audio enhancements or through safety enhancements inside the vehicle.     
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) is an industry-leading global supplier to Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) for infotainment systems and advanced connected car solutions. Our clients include Ford, GM, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Tesla, Honda, Toyota. 
Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with our without reasonable accommodations.     
Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Automotive Systems of America.     

REQ: REQ-144259 Legal

  • Peachtree City, GA, United States
  • Farmington Hills, MI, United States
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