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Asst. General Counsel, IP Transactions & Licensing

Beaverton, OR, USA


About the Role


As Assistant 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 designed to enhance innovation efforts and business results.


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.


About the Company

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 Assistant General Counsel, IP Transactions & Licensing, and assume a role in guiding our innovation and technology teams on Intellectual Property-focused agreements and Intellectual Property strategy and protection as they take Nike’s growth to the next level. This position will include an emphasis on digital IP and innovation.

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