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IP Counsel
Posted on 1/11/2023
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer or Software Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering or other relevant technical discipline
  • At least 6 years of US patent prosecution experience with at least 1 year of in-house experience and an IP or Patent Counsel with a technology company
  • Proven track record of drafting and prosecuting patent applications
  • USPTO registration
  • Member of at least one State bar in the US
  • Strong ability to write concisely and clearly
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with both engineers and outside counsel
  • Willingness to work across time zones
  • Comfortable with a minimum of 15% travel (domestic and international) per year
  • Manage the preparation and prosecution of patent applications from ideation to filing
  • Lead patent harvesting, brainstorming, and IP training sessions across different sites
  • Review outside counsel work product including draft patent applications and draft office action responses
  • Advice on legal issues related to managing Motional's brand and trademarks portfolio, trade secrets protection, open-source software licenses, and data licensing among others
Desired Qualifications
  • Master's or higher qualification in Computer Science, Computer or Software Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or other relevant technical discipline
  • Foreign prosecution experience (European, Chinese experience preferred)
  • Experience drafting applications related to machine learning, robotics, automotive technologies
  • Experience with trademark prosecution, open-source software licenses, software licensing

501-1,000 employees

Designer & manufacturer of autonomous vehicles
Company Overview
Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality. The company is commercializing a world-class driverless system that is building the future of the automotive industry.
  • 401K: 401K with up to 7.5% match
  • time Off: Unlimited sick and vacation days
  • Transportation: Commuter and fitness benefits
  • Healthcare: 3 plan options to support diverse needs
  • IVF: Fertility assistance
Company Core Values
  • Win Together
  • Safety As Our Bedrock
  • Build For Everyone. Be Everyone.
  • Take Ownership
  • Deliver The Future