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Intellectual Property Attorney (Job Number:430344)


SAIC has an excellent opportunity in its Office of General Counsel for a hands-on, dedicated, experienced intellectual property (IP) attorney to serve as a valued business partner in protecting and advancing the company's IP interests. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the unique aspects of IP in the government contracting space, experience working with the FAR/DFARS, and knowledge of how SAIC can best use, develop, and manage IP to meet its business objectives. Superior technical IP expertise , strong analytical and problem-solving skills, skills in integrating legal advice with business acumen and sound judgment, ability to prioritize workload to optimize service, strong initiative and attention to detail, a commitment to teamwork and possession of excellent interpersonal and writing skills are also required.

Responsibilities include regularly advising a variety of internal clients on a wide range of IP matters in the context of contracts with customers and suppliers; evaluating inventions and managing patent prosecution and trademark registration; providing input on the company's IP strategy and portfolio management; counseling on copyrights, trade secrets, and other IP matters; assisting with IP-related due diligence in acquisitions; and strategically educating and supporting fellow employees.


MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice by a state bar. Admission to the patent bar is a plus but not required. A technical undergraduate degree or technical non-law experience is preferred. Five to eight years practice experience in IP law, preferably as an in-house counsel for a government contractor and/or representing corporations in private practice in the government contracting space.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Expertise in reviewing and negotiating software licenses, particularly advocating the buyer's interests; drafting, negotiating, interpreting, and advising clients on IP related agreements, such as non-disclosure agreements, licenses, and services agreements; advising on technical data and patent rights issues in contracts with the U.S. government, with an emphasis on applicable FAR and DFARS clauses; developing and implementing corporate IP strategy; managing disputes and litigation involving IP; and managing and supervising outside counsel who support the company in these areas. The individual will work autonomously within the IP practice area, but will collaborate as needed with government contracts counsel, privacy counsel, and other Office of General Counsel professionals. Accordingly, the candidate must be self-directed and proactive, comfortable executing on multiple projects both independently and with others. S/he must also have strong interpersonal skills and be an effective communicator with the ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with other corporate departments, clients from line organizations, and external parties such as outside law firms, government counsel, and SAIC's subcontractors and prime contractors. US Citizenship and eligibility for a Top Secret Clearance required.

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Aug 30, 2017, 12:17:36 PM
Primary Location: United States-VA-MCLEAN
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

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