PayPal IP Protection Counsel in San Jose, California

IP Protection Counselin San Joseat PayPal

Date Posted: 10/10/2018

Share With:

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time

  • Location:

  • Job Type:

  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 10/10/2018

  • Job ID: R0037953

Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 244 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal’s Intellectual Property Legal team is looking for an experienced, highly engaged and dynamic patent strategy and trade secrets counselor who has experience enhancing highly strategic and targeted IP protection efforts with a litigation mindset.

Primary Job Responsibilities

• Leverage deep knowledge of PayPal’s technology landscape, and the internet, software and fintech markets to improve patent claim quality and applicability;

• Proactive, strategic prosecution of patent claims crafted on specific technology features;

• Utilize deep understanding of defensive and offensive patent utilization strategies to prepare claim charts and evidence of use assessments;

• Independent management of prosecution docket, with an emphasis on continuations and patent mining; and

• Sound decision making experience to pursue IP protection as a patent or as trade secret.

• Effectively implement trade secret policies and practices.

Job Requirements

• Experience protecting technology innovation by way of patents and trade secrets;

• Deep understanding of defensive and offensive patent utilization strategies;

• Deep knowledge of Internet, payments, fintech and software technologies relevant to PayPal’s business ecosystem, whether from previous legal or technical experience;

• Excellent patent analysis abilities, including development of non-infringement/infringement, invalidity/validity and deep understanding of claim construction considerations;

• Deep focus on preparing claim charts for prosecution of claims and to establish evidence of use assessments;

• Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to foster trust and respect and to create friendly and collaborative internal working relationships with internal clients;

• Superb organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task and keep everything going smoothly without dropping any balls;

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentations to senior business, technology and legal personnel;

• Openness and willingness to learn;

• Business acumen; and

• Some travel.

Basic Qualifications

• J.D and California Bar membership.

• Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or the equivalent.

• 5 years of combined experience in patent and trade secrets protection, and IP litigation.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

R0037953

Individuals seeking employment at PayPal are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. You have the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.