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Sr. Counsel, IP

Company: Warner Media, LLC.
Location: Burbank
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery--- the stuff dreams are made of.Who We Are--- When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next---From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.Your New Role...This position is primarily responsible for helping to strategically manage the company's patent portfolio, including all patent prosecution and maintenance activities across all lines of business. The Senior Counsel, IP will work directly with inventors and external counsel to evaluate inventions, assess patentability and prosecute domestic and foreign patent applications. The Senior Counsel will support company initiatives involving the patent portfolio, including licensing and monetization, will support matters related to open source, and advise on IP issues in technology agreements. In addition, the Senior Counsel may be asked to assist with trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement matters.The ideal candidate is a member in good standing of the patent bar with subject matter expertise in media/ streaming/ wireless related technologies, and has an ability to strategically manage a large, diversified patent portfolio in a fast-paced environment. Your Role Accountabilities...

  • Patent Harvesting - Work with employee inventors to evaluate inventions and assess patentability. Manage day to day operation of patent filing program.
  • Patent Prosecution - Prepare, file and prosecute applications involving new inventions with the United States Patent & Trademark Office or manage external counsel doing same.
  • Evaluation of patent infringement claims
  • Support company initiatives involving the patent portfolio, including licensing and monetization, and advise on open source matters.
  • Manage patent budget. Manage paralegal tasked with maintaining patent docket and associated files.
  • Trademark - manage all aspects of a discreet trademark/brand portfolio, including performing trademark searches, prosecuting trademark applications (foreign and domestic) and managing Opposition/Cancellation actions (foreign and domestic). This part of the role will be supported by broader trademark paralegal team.Qualifications and Experience...
    • 5-8 years of experience as an IP attorney with strong patent background with a law firm or in-house
    • Strong technical background relevant to media/ streaming/ wireless related technologies
    • Experience with open source strongly desired
    • Experience with trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement strongly desired
    • BA/BS degree in a technical field
    • JD, member in good standing of State Bar; member in good standing of Patent Bar.
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills
    • Ability to work independently and autonomously
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong communication skills, communicating directly with clients and partners
    • In-depth knowledge of patent law and prosecution protocolsHow We Get Things Done---This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.The Legal Bits---In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. $159,723.00 - $296,629.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@warnermedia.com.

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