eBay has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Open Source & Patent Counsel, to be located at its corporate headquarters in San Jose, CA. eBay is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to workforce diversity. Interested candidates, please respond to the MLA search consultant who contacted you about this search or directly to the Managing Director managing this search at eBayOSCounsel@MLAGlobal.com. Please do not contact eBay directly; all resumes sent to eBay will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Overview: eBay seeks a highly motivated and technologically-savvy attorney to join the eBay legal team as Open Source & Patent Counsel. This position will have the responsibility to counsel technologists and business clients regarding open source issues, including developing and establishing company-wide processes and procedures. Reporting to the Senior Director, Patents and Open Source, she/he will also support other patent matters as needed.
Firm (from the website): eBay is where the world goes to shop, sell, and give. With over 160 million active buyers, 1 billion active product listings, and 350 million mobile app users, eBay is the world’s most vibrant and dynamic online marketplace. eBay’s mission is to be the world’s favorite destination for discovering great value and unique selection. eBay gives sellers the platform, solutions, and support they need to grow their businesses and thrive. eBay measures its success by its customers' success.
Location: San Jose, CA
Experience: 3 to 8 years of legal experience (in-house and/or law firm) as well as significant computer programming experience. Strong understanding of open source issues and an ability to discuss code and programming with developers is required. Bachelor of Science degree in a technical field, and USPTO registration, also required.
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