ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL, IP TRANSACTIONS & LICENSING

Beaverton, OR, USA

Nike

About the Role

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

As with other industry leaders, all aspects of Nike’s business are powered by innovation. We are looking for an experienced intellectual property (IP) attorney to join our growing Legal and Intellectual Property teams as Associate General Counsel, IP Transactions & Licensing, and assume a role in guiding our innovation and technology teams on IP-focused agreements and IP strategy and protection as they take Nike’s growth to the next level. This position will include an emphasis on digital IP and innovation.

WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?

As Associate General Counsel, IP Transactions & Licensing, you will structure, draft, review and negotiate a wide range of IP-focused agreements and IP provisions for Nike to support and drive innovation and growth. Transaction types include strategic partnerships, joint development efforts, open innovation activities, services and consulting arrangements, research agreements, IP acquisitions, and inbound and outbound licenses, in evolving areas such as NFTs, virtual goods (including video gaming deals), artificial intelligence models, and cloud services. In addition to handling the legal work on important transactions, you will provide strategic advice related to the company’s IP development, strategic partnerships, business relationships, and licensing activities. You will prepare and deliver IP-focused training programs crafted to enhance innovation efforts and business results.

WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?

Under the supervision of our Senior Counsel, IP Transactions & Licensing, you will work directly with senior management, technical/business partners, and other Nike Legal colleagues, in particular members of the Patent team. You will partner closely with Nike’s Business Development, Global Procurement, Privacy, and other supporting functions. International transactions will require collaboration with Nike’s excellent team of Legal talent who are located outside of the United States.

WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO NIKE?

Juris Doctorate degree or international equivalent.
Member, in good standing, of at least one U.S. State Bar and willingness to obtain and meet the requirements of membership in the Oregon State Bar through in-house counsel membership or reciprocity, as applicable.
Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a technical degree are preferred.
3+ years of law firm or in-house experience in: negotiating and drafting IP and technology transactional, development, and license agreements, and IP provisions of commercial agreements; and IP substantive areas, including patent prosecution, IP litigation, trade secret counseling, and/or open source review and counseling.
The ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both verbally and in writing, with technology, business, and legal professionals at all levels.
The willingness and ability to learn and be coached, collaborate as a standout colleague with and treat with respect Nike teammates at all levels, and have a positive attitude.

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About the Company

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.