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Senior IP Counsel

| Greater LA Area

THE PURPOSE:

The Senior IP Counsel will be part of the in-house Legal department. This team is the first point of reference and contact for all legal matters and advice at Virgin Hyperloop One. The team is busy and expanding so we are looking for a self-starter who can hit the ground running.
THE ROLE:

We are looking for a highly experienced intellectual property attorney to protect our innovations in the transportation sector. Specific responsibilities will include:
• Developing our global patent development strategy.
• Providing advice to engineers and business development teams on all intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and open source compliance.
• Working with in-house subject matter experts and outside counsel to file, prosecute and maintain our patent portfolio in a cost-effective manner.
• Partnering with commercial and corporate teams to provide strategic advice on new initiatives.
• Advising the business on a wide range of day-to-day IP issues that require legal review.
• Working with foreign local counsel on the foregoing to the extent there is an international component.
• Advising on export control laws.
CANDIDATE PROFILE:

This candidate must possess the drive to achieve quick results in a fast-paced environment and have the capacity to assume increasing responsibility in a global organization. Ideal candidates will have passion and interest in technology and the desire to be part of a team with goals to revolutionize the transportation industry. Must also have:

• Strong work ethic and high integrity
• Ability to proactively identify issues
• Ability to work independently, with appropriate oversight, as well as part of a larger team of attorneys and business professionals.


MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

• Have a J.D. with excellent academic credentials;
• Have experience independently developing a patent portfolio;
• Have experience independently developing an IP portfolio development strategy, explaining to non-lawyers how IP should be protected, and managing patent application preparation
• Have at least 7 years of related experience at a law firm and/or in-house
• Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office
• Admitted to the California bar OR be admitted to at least one U.S. state bar and be willing to become registered in-house counsel.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

• A strong understanding of electromagnetic technologies, mechanical and civil engineering principles, and software control systems.
• Experience:
o managing patent prosecution;
o counseling on open source software issues;
o counseling on trademark questions;
o assisting litigation counsel on intellectual property litigation issues;
o working with companies in the transportation or aerospace industries;
o advising on export control laws; and
o monetizing a patent portfolio.

Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.

To all recruitment agencies: Virgin Hyperloop One does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Virgin Hyperloop One employees or any other company location. Virgin Hyperloop One is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Location

2159 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

An Insider's view of Virgin Hyperloop One

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There's a buzz that can't be described. Imagine a group of very smart people, all from different backgrounds and industries, under one roof. All of these people are working on a massive project that could change so much in the world. The impact it will have is huge!

Greg Toroosian

Recruiting Manager

What is your vision for the company?

To transform transportation by breaking the time barrier! At speeds in excess of airlines and with the potential to operate off of renewable grid based power, hyperloop will be revolutionary.

Anita Sengupta

SVP of Systems Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Building hardware for two different and distinct worlds. On one hand there's manufacturing complexities of building the pod, which is an entirely new class of passenger and cargo vehicle packed full of high-tech hardware. On the other, there's the manufacturing challenge of building the linear infrastructure. Each is unique and makes work exciting.

Matt Matsumoto

Manufacturing Process Manager

What are Virgin Hyperloop One Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly

Additional Perks + Benefits

Catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day. Personal trainer on-site 3x a week. Full showers, towels and lockers. Corporate Uber account. Onsite barber visits. Dry cleaning service. Stock options with early exercise option.

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