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Intellectual Property Counsel

UK · Full-time

About The Position

Intellectual Property Counsel

REE is changing electric mobility and aims at becoming the standard for EVs. REE’s disruptive corner technology enables a completely flat and modular chassis that supports all mission-specific EVs from class 1 to class 6. REE’s EV platforms provide maximum room for passengers, cargo and batteries with the smallest footprint

 REE is supported by an exclusive network of Tier 1 automotive partners providing access to 320 global production lines, effectively making REE the next generation EV platform ready to carry the future of e-mobility 

REE is seeking a Intellectual Property Counsel to support REE’s rapid growth

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction and advice in connection with the full range of intellectual property support required by the company
  • Understand the assigned businesses' intellectual property needs on both operating and strategic levels and provide direct legal support accordingly. Integrate IP legal support with the commercial legal support of the businesses
  • Specific responsibility for client projects across the following IP practice areas:
  • IP Portfolio management, including strategic review and assessment of the company's IP assets, IP generation, defence, maintenance and enforcement globally and strategic approaches for patent prosecution
  • IP management, including Freedom to Operate opinions for new products and processes, invalidity opinions relating to third party patents, landscape and third party patent searching and analysis
  • Contracting, including joint development agreements, research and development agreements, cooperation agreements, and technology licensing agreements
  • IP and Commercial Transactions, including analysis and managing with respect to IP related issues and agreements, as well as risk assessments and negotiations
  • IP Litigation, including risk-based evaluation and management, as well as development of strategy and oversight of outside counsel, performed in close coordination with litigation and commercial lawyers internally

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supporting technology development teams
  • Strong law firm training preferred
  • Professional knowledge of foreign patent practice
  • Strong transactions experience with an emphasis on technology licensing transactions
  • Experience providing legal advice in a fast-paced and innovative global business environment
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and collaborate with cross-functional teams, as well as the ability to manage multiple large-scale projects simultaneously
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with an ability to express complex legal matters in clear, concise and business-friendly language
  • Ability to efficiently resolve issues and recommend solutions that are legally sound and pragmatic in the context of business goals
  • International experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with automotive technology is a distinct advantage
  • ILR to live and work in the UK. REE do not offer work permits, visas or sponsorships

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