Senior Corporate Counsel 2
Intellectual Property
Posted on 2/6/2024

5,001-10,000 employees

Data warehouse for the cloud
Company Overview
Snowflake has become a global force to help mobilize the world’s data. Snowflake enables thousands of organizations to have seamless access to explore, share, and unlock the true value of their data.
Data & Analytics

Company Stage


Total Funding






Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Dublin, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Legal & Compliance
  • Experience with IP strategy and some experience handling third-party patent assertions/litigation, patent licensing, and M&A
  • Knowledge of software technological areas relevant to Snowflake’s business coupled with the intellectual curiosity to learn and understand new innovations
  • Strong patent analysis skills, including patentability and claim strategies
  • Basic knowledge of trademark clearance and prosecution (preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of open source compliance (preferred)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, in particular the ability to explain complicated concepts in easy to understand terms
  • Strong executive presence to engender confidence with executives and senior management
  • Ability to execute while navigating ambiguity across different cross functional stakeholders
  • Excellent legal and business judgment, strategic thinking, and ability to manage multiple matters simultaneously
  • Team player with a proven ability to meet pressure with aplomb
  • Hands on attitude that reflects no project is too big or too small
  • JD from an accredited law school, membership in at least one state bar, and ability to practice in California
  • USPTO registration
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience
  • An excellent sense of humor!
  • Work closely with cross functional stakeholders in Product Management, Engineering, Finance, and various Legal groups to provide counseling and guidance on all aspects of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secret
  • Design and execute an IP Strategy by proactively identifying and anticipating legal risks and proposing solutions
  • Clearly articulate and communicate pragmatic advice on IP issues to senior business leaders
  • Design and launch policies and processes to streamline and address IP risk across the company
  • Work with product and engineering groups to build a world-class patent portfolio, including invention harvesting, managing U.S. and international patent prosecution, and conducting patent training sessions
  • Manage enforcement and third party intellectual property disputes in close collaboration with the Litigation team
  • Manage and execute a brand protection strategy in close collaboration with the Litigation and Marketing teams
  • Design, communicate, and manage a forward looking budget strategy in close collaboration with Finance team and other Legal stakeholders
Desired Qualifications
  • Basic knowledge of trademark clearance and prosecution
  • Basic knowledge of open source compliance