Northrop Grumman has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for Corporate Counsel – Intellectual Property to be located in the Washington, DC metro area. Northrop Grumman is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact Northrop Grumman directly.
Overview: Northrop’s Office of the General Counsel is currently seeking a Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property (IP) who will be responsible for providing expert legal support across the Company’s business sectors and the Corporate office in the DC metropolitan area.
Specific responsibilities include:
Collaborating with and advising law department colleagues, business partners, and management on a wide range of complex IP issues.
Applying expertise in IP licensing, commercial transactions, government contract IP matters, managing trademark portfolios, and managing IP enforcement actions, including managing outside counsel.
Leading development and implementation of IP strategy in priority areas.
Develop understanding of Company and Sector’s business and technology strategies, with deeper knowledge in key technology areas.
Highly-motivated individual with strong analytical skills, strategic thinking, judgment, sense of accountability, integrity and a record of managing complex intellectual property matters.
Ability to provide accurate, timely, and pragmatic advice.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work in a collaborative and inclusive environment, with the ability to engage and motivate others through thought leadership.
Strong time-management and organizational skills, responsiveness, and a demonstrated ability to balance multiple competing priorities.
Juris Doctor degree and Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific field
Active state bar membership and registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
7+ years IP experience in a law firm, government, or as in-house counsel
Experience in intellectual property-related transactions and negotiations, and/or protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights including patents, trade secrets, data, software, trademarks, and copyrights
Active U.S. Security Clearance or ability to obtain one
Significant experience with U.S. government contract intellectual property regulations (FAR and DFARS) and complex issues relating to technical data and computer software
Experience with international intellectual property issues and transactions
Experience developing and managing global intellectual property portfolios
Company: Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of its customers worldwide. Its 90,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products, and services.
Compensation: Competitive base and bonus.
Location: Washington, DC metro area.
Relocation: Will be considered.
Experience: A minimum of 7 years of experience in a law firm or as in-house counsel handling a variety of complex IP issues.
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