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Licensing Intellectual Property Attorney
Raytheon Company | Waltham, Massachusetts
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Job Description

Raytheon’s Office of General Counsel is seeking an experienced lawyer to be an intellectual property (IP) licensing counsel for Corporate Headquarters to provide legal support for monetization of Raytheon technologies. This position is part of the Raytheon Legal organization and will interact with several functions in the business and across the enterprise. The successful candidate would be expected to take initiative and work closely with all team members within the IP and Licensing function as well as the broader legal organization. The Licensing IP Attorney is responsible for licensing Raytheon IP, monetizing Raytheon technologies and intellectual property (IP) globally, driving origination of opportunities for the business units and optimizing returns for the business units. This position reports to the Vice-President, Intellectual Property & Licensing.

  • Collaborating with the business leads, identify candidate technologies for monetization of intellectual property
  • Research potential commercial markets for monetization of candidate technologies
  • Lead IP evaluation and working with the business, assess business opportunity for commercial opportunity. Develop and drive IP strategies to maximize commercialization opportunities
  • Prepare market analysis and evaluate and develop go to market strategies for identified technologies
  • Negotiate licensing or other monetization agreements with third parties
  • Support technology transfer initiatives, joint development opportunities and licensing programs
  • Prepare IP valuations, conduct market research and determine potential transaction value
  • Structure and negotiate IP and technology agreements
  • Support monetization efforts originated at other business units or by other licensing professionals
  • Select, retain, manage outside resources to assist in monetization efforts
  • Assist in the full range of intellectual property transactions
  • Assist with or prepare licenses and appropriate exhibits as necessary to comply with FOSS and other third party software.
  • Provide general counseling and advice on intellectual property matters and how intellectual property impacts Raytheon.
  • Support of M&A due diligence activities as concerns intellectual property
  • Work with in house and outside counsel to support litigation activity and opinion activity involving intellectual property
  • Perform IP review of software products and their license agreements to determine compliance with government regulations and rights to technical data and software, and third party software, including FOSS
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required Experience and Skills

  • Eight years of experience with intellectual property licensing, at least two years in commercializing technologies or at least two years of negotiating experience
  • Experience in working with engineers and business leaders, and able to interface with external customers
  • Experience with IP/technology transfer, licensing and sale and/or joint development
  • Experience with SW and FOSS licensing
  • Knowledge of export control regulations is desired.
  • Capable of speaking before large groups of both technical and management personnel
  • Possess (or meet qualifications to obtain) any required national security clearances
  • Strong organizational ability and excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Good computer skills and familiarity with standard office software (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.) as well as database tools such as MS Access and IP specific tools such as Innography
  • Strong collaboration and leadership skills
  • Strong technical skills to enable rapid evaluation and understanding of diverse technologies
  • Domestic and international travel may be required (~30%)

Requirements Education

  • JD from an accredited US law school
  • Prefer a BS in Engineering, Computer or Physical Sciences, MS or MBA a plus.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 145928

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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