Sr. Corporate Counsel – Intellectual Property/Patents

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T-Mobile has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Corporate Counsel – Intellectual Property – Patents role. This role will work on the Corporate Intellectual Property team representing the organization on a wide range of intellectual property matters with an emphasis on patent prosecution and IP licensing matters. This position will provide counsel across the organization on legal matters related to patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.

What you’ll do in your role.

  • Be part of a Team that provides day-to-day legal advice, builds, protects, and maintains T-Mobile’s intellectual property assets, drafts a variety of transaction related documents, and manages resolution of legal disputes and risks related to intellectual property.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the engineering and procurement organizations related to intellectual property protection, authorized use, and risk mitigation.
  • Support business negotiations and draft associated agreements for complex intellectual property issues. 
  • Effectively and efficiently work with other in-house subject matter experts, legal teams, outside legal counsel to advise leadership and solve problems.
  • Think like the “Uncarrier” in the context of all that you do for T-Mobile, with a customer-focused, solution-oriented approach to all matters.

The experience you’ll bring.

  • 7+ years as an in house, top law firm, or government attorney with relevant intellectual property experience, including patent prosecution, software licensing and a variety of dispute resolution related to intellectual property disputes.
  • Technical acumen related to wireless communications, networks, software, cybersecurity, or artificial intelligence/machine learning.
  • Experience working on IP issues related to marketing, indirect sales, supply chain, and/or other non-legal contract management organizations preferable with a top-level brand in a technical space.
  • Experience handling a high volume or high complexity of work with the ability to prioritize, work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines, and balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Quick learner with flexibility to take on matters in new areas.
  • Creative problem solver and results oriented.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, drafting, negotiation, and research skills.
  • Ability to operate independently and effectively in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to collaborate and team-up with other legal and business professionals in a complex organization with a focus on delivering results.
  • Ability to interact with a range of personalities and roles across the business with executive maturity.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills with a strong record of effective cross-group collaboration.
  • Ability to recognize and weigh business and legal risks, think strategically and advance creative, practical solutions in the face of ambiguity and imperfect information.
  • Excellent business judgment, and a proven ability to juggle multiple competing priorities.
  • A U.S. law degree and admission to at least one state bar and the USPTO required.

• At least 18 years of age
• Legally authorized to work in the United States

Washington Pay Range : $178,500.00 – $241,400.00

The pay range above is the general base pay range for a successful candidate in the state listed. The successful candidate’s actual pay will be based on various factors, such as work location, qualifications, and experience, so the actual starting pay may be above or below this range. At T-Mobile, employees in regular, non-temporary roles are eligible for an annual bonus or periodic sales incentive or bonus, based on their role. Most Corporate employees are eligible for a year-end bonus based on company and/or individual performance and which is set at a percentage of the employee’s eligible earnings in the prior year. Certain positions in Customer Care are eligible for monthly bonuses based on individual and/or team performance, while Retail and Business Sales roles are eligible for monthly or quarterly sales incentives. And since we are ALL owners, EVERY employee at T-Mobile is eligible for an Annual Stock Grant. For information about T-Mobile’s amazing benefits, check out

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Talent comes in all forms at the Un-carrier. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by emailing or calling 1-844-873-9500. Please note, this contact channel is not a means to apply for or inquire about a position and we are unable to respond to non-accommodation related requests.

Position details

Req ID: REQ220547

Department: Legal

Position Posted for

August 10, 2023 days

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