Lead Patent Counsel, Reality Labs

Lead Patent Counsel, Reality Labs

01 Jun 2022
Ohio, Columbus, 43085 Columbus USA

Lead Patent Counsel, Reality Labs

Summary: Meta seeks a highly motivated, team player to serve as Lead Counsel, Patents. This position will facilitate freedom to innovate for the metaverse by building and shaping our patent portfolio, counseling clients on patent issues, mitigating patent risk, and supporting IP-heavy transactions, patent litigation, licensing, and acquisitions. This position will be exposed to diverse technologies and will collaborate proactively with teams across the Legal, Product, Engineering, Research, and Business Development organizations. This role reports to the Head of Portfolio Strategy, Reality Labs. This is a great opportunity to join a collaborative legal team and work on patent issues that intersect broader IP issues and business goals in an exciting, fast-paced environment.Required Skills: Lead Patent Counsel, Reality Labs Responsibilities:Manage patent portfolio and related activities for multiple product/technology areas, including invention identification, patent committees, invention disclosure meetings, portfolio mining, and overseeing patent application preparation and prosecution

Manage outside counsel and service providers to support these patent-related work

Work with legal, product, and engineering teams to identify and protect products, services, and technologies that map to Meta’s patent strategy

Understand Meta's strategic and competitive position and think at a high level about patent strategy

Counsel and educate product, engineering teams, and other partners in intellectual property matters

Support IP aspects of commercial transactions, as well as patent litigation, licensing, and patent acquisitions

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:J.D. Degree (or foreign equivalent)

Active membership in at least one U.S. state bar

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

6+ years of patent experience, including at a law firm and/or in-house experience

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:In-house experience, especially strategic patent portfolio development and counseling of R&D leadership

Experience adapting and prioritize in a fast-paced environment, maintaining big-picture focus on company goals

Experience in several of the following: patent portfolio development and maintenance, patent analysis, technology transactions support, patent acquisitions, patent divestiture, trade secret issues, and licensing and handling of third party demands

Communication, collaboration, and negotiation skills

Interpersonal, leadership, and team skills

Knowledge of physics, electrical engineering or related engineering fields, either through undergraduate degree or industry experience

Industry: 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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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