Corporate Counsel - Technology Transactions

Microchip Technology Inc.Chandler, ArizonaFull TimeOn Site

Company Description

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of embedded control applications. Our product portfolio comprises general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit microprocessors, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) products, a broad spectrum of high-performance linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, radio frequency (RF), timing, safety, security, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity devices, as well as serial Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM), Serial Flash memories, Parallel Flash memories, and serial Static Random Access Memory (SRAM). We also license Flash-IP solutions that are incorporated in a broad range of products.

Job Description

In-house technology transactions attorney will draft, redline, and negotiate technology and software development and license contracts, including cross-patent licenses, and cloud vendor and Saas agreements with data privacy terms, and related compliance matters. Attorney may support the Company’s engagement with technology consortiums and IP audits by vendors. Attorney will assist the team in preparing and providing training on technology transactions.

Skills Required: Technology Licensing, Intellectual Property, Data Privacy; Contract, Attorney - Commercial, Attorney - Contracts, Corporate Counsel

Job Requirements
  • J.D. from ABA accredited law school and licensed to practice law in a U.S. state
  • Undergraduate B.S. in engineering or sciences, B.A. Business, or similar degree highly desirable
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Minimum 3 years prior law firm experience focused on IP/technology transactions
  • Experience drafting (as primary drafter) and negotiating technology contracts, and strong understanding of intellectual property rights, required
  • Data privacy experience and familiarity of GDPR requirements preferred
  • Prior experience representing manufacturing, semiconductor, or other high technology companies preferred
  • Must have a high attention to detail, ability to explain IP and technology contract-related issues in a clear and concise manner, and excel at proofreading typed material for contextual, grammatical, typographical errors, organization, and use of correct contracting entity
  • Successful candidate exhibits strong business acumen, is a proven team player and consensus builder, and takes a business approach to law
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and internal clients
  • Must be a flexible self-starter and proactive problem solver who can work independently while handling significant, direct client contact
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and follow-through required
  • Be improvement and process oriented
  • Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, and internet) are required
  • Some domestic and international travel may be needed from time to time

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