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Associate General Counsel, Head of Open Source & Licensing

Company: Facebook
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Intro:Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.Summary:Facebook is seeking a highly motivated, team player to lead an invigorating, inspiring team of attorneys who are passionate about the intersection of IP and future technologies. You will work with team members and stakeholders to help manage significant and complex IP-related matters and advise internal teams on IP risk. The position will cover a wide range of areas in IP, including strategy and counseling, open source and patent licensing, technology transactions, standards organizations, and M&A. You must have the ability to lead others in solving problems and work proactively with various teams across the organization including Legal, Product, and Engineering. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on novel issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment. This is a full-time position and will report directly to the Head of Patents, Licensing and Open Source.Required Skills:1. Manage a team of attorneys to support a large, innovative and growing business 2. Develop and deploy a strategy to protect Facebooks ability to innovate and grow 3. and allocate team resources accordingly 4. Oversee programs for open source licensing, compliance, and diligence 5. Manage participation in standards setting organizations 6. Advise on IP issues in M&A and other transactions 7. Provide advice and negotiate IP terms in technology transactions and licensing 8. Collaborate and interface with engineers and project managers on technical issues and questionsMinimum Qualifications:9. JD degree (or foreign equivalent) with membership in at least one US state bar 10. 10+ years of legal experience 11. Experience building and managing teams 12. Interpersonal, leadership and team development skills 13. Experience in one or more of the following: technology transactions, licensing and open source, handling of third party IP-related demands 14. Familiarity with computer science, electrical engineering or information retrieval, either through undergraduate or industry experience 15. Interest in and aptitude for understanding complex software and hardware engineering products, practices and systemsPreferred Qualifications:16. In-house experience, especially technology transactions and M&A experience as an IP specialist 17. Standards organization experience 18. Computer science, engineering or another technical field (or equivalent experience) 19. Experience with patent litigation and licensingIndustry:InternetEqual Opportunity:Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at .

Keywords: Facebook, Redmond , Associate General Counsel, Head of Open Source & Licensing, Other , Redmond, Washington

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