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Posted Job Title
Associate Director, Legal Affairs
Job Profile Title
Associate General Counsel
Job Description Summary
The primary function of this position is to provide legal transactional support to the PCI business development and licensing teams. The dedicated client relationship for this role is the PCI Executive Director of Licensing. This position is an attorney member of a team of PCI transactional attorneys that provides dedicated legal counsel to PCI business development professionals and technology licensing officers in support of the structuring, review, negotiation and enforcement of transactional contract agreements (e.g. options, licensing agreements, copyright/software licensing agreements, TRMs, CDAs, MOUs, etc.) generated by PCI, and directly related to, but not limited to, the various intellectual property and business development portfolios managed by PCI.
Working in a dedicated client relationship to, and under the direction of, the PCI Executive Director of Licensing, provide legal counsel to PCI business development professionals and technology licensing officers in support of the structuring, review, negotiation and enforcement of transactional agreements (e.g. term sheets, options, licensing agreements, etc.) generated by PCI, and directly related to, technologies and inventions managed by PCI.
Provide legal counsel to PCI business development professionals and technology licensing officers in support of the structuring, review, negotiation and enforcement of other transactional agreements (e.g. copyright/software licensing agreements, TRMs, CDAs, MOUs, etc.) generated by PCI, and directly related to, but not limited to, the various intellectual property and business development portfolios managed by PCI.
Provide advice and counsel upon request to senior PCI management and PCI Chief Counsel to help clarify or resolve contractual matters, advise on issues regarding contractual rights and obligations of licensees and other parties to agreements with Penn, and review faculty consulting agreements and similar contractual arrangements to ensure consistency with University policy and other legal agreements and upon request by the members of PCI senior management and the PCI.
Actively collaborate with the designated team of PCI transactional attorneys to strategically manage licensing of intellectual property and business development portfolios and ensure that contracts are negotiated in a timely and consistent manner.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Law Degree required plus at least 2-3 years related legal experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; Member of the Bar of Pennsylvania (or member of the Bar of another state and able to become a member of the Pennsylvania Bar within a year as a condition of continued employment); Preferably at least two years in drafting and negotiating contracts; Patent licensing experience strongly preferred, as well as experience working with copyright/software licensing and/or equity and shareholder/investor rights agreements; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Proven ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously; Proactive approach to problem-solving; Team player; excellent attention to detail, follow-through & closing.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$108,411.00 - $205,981.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00004510
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.