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Reconnect Program Lawyer – Patent Counsel

Facebook seeks a highly motivated, team player to serve as Patent Counsel. You will assist the Patent Team and help manage significant and complex patent-related matters and advise internal teams on patent risks. In addition to a variety of operational and strategic work, you may also support patent portfolio activities of certain Facebook technology areas. You must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced environment and work proactively with various teams across the organization including Legal, Product, and Engineering. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on cutting-edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment. This position is a temporary, contractor position based in Menlo Park and will report to the Associate General Counsel of Patents.

Identify operational needs across the Patent Team and work with other team members to drive solutions and establish scalable workflows and processes
Manage patent portfolio and related activities for product/technology areas, including invention identification and harvesting, invention disclosure meetings, portfolio mining, patent application preparation, and prosecution by outside patent counsel.
Work with legal, product, and engineering teams to identify and protect patentable products, services, and technologies
Understand Facebook’s strategic and competitive position and think at a high level about portfolio strategy
Train and educate product and engineering teams in intellectual property matters
Support patent licensing, acquisition and litigation activities

Minimum Qualifications
J.D. Degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least 1 U.S. state bar
2+ years of patent prosecution experience
Experience with web technologies, social products/technologies/platforms and/or the mobile space

Preferred Qualifications
In-house experience, especially patent portfolio development and client engagement
BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent, or another technical field
Eligible to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office

BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent, or another technical field

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