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Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology

Company: ACC - Association of Corporate Counsel
Location: Akron
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company , with revenues of more than $17B and a member of the Fortune 500, has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for an Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology ("AGC, IP"). Overview: The Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology works closely with executive and Global Technology & Operations leadership and other Goodyear business functions to establish and drive intellectual property (IP) and technology strategy, protect IP rights, and provide legal advice to management and associates on all aspects of IP globally (including patents, trade secrets, emerging technologies, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing). This position directs and supervises the effective delivery of the IP & Technology department's services to meet business objectives and ensures agile and ethical client support. The incumbent will partner with internal departments (e.g., Technology, Engineering, Operations, Sales, and Marketing) and Goodyear's New Ventures and other business development divisions relating to innovative product development, technical collaborations, and technology-based investment initiatives. Experience: At least twelve (12+) years of experience in IP law at a law firm and/or corporate law department. Experience managing the IP portfolio, patent preparation and prosecution, patent clearance and third-party IP matters; structuring and negotiating complex IP transactions; technology licensing; and patent and other IP litigation. Experience managing legal teams and significant global matters including leading international teams. Location/Relocation: Akron, Ohio. Relocation to the Cleveland area is required for this role. Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience. The package includes base salary, target bonus, equity, and benefits.

Keywords: ACC - Association of Corporate Counsel, Akron , Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Akron, Ohio

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