Senior Counsel - Technical 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 provide legal advice to the Company's Business Units and other support groups on complex technology and commercial agreements, including incoming and outgoing technology licenses, technology development agreements, joint development agreements, cross-licenses, software licenses, R&D funding agreements, cloud vendor and Saas agreements with data privacy terms, and related compliance matters. Attorney will support the Company’s engagement with technology consortiums and IP audits by vendors. Attorney will also provide practical guidance and training on complex IP-related and technology transactions as well as compliance issues such as data privacy.

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 of 10 years’ experience practicing law
  • Combination of prior law firm and in-house experience preferred
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing company preferred
  • Prior experience in the semiconductor industry or other high technology industry a plus
  • Strong experience drafting and negotiating technology contracts, and understanding of intellectual property rights, required
  • Data privacy experience and familiarity of GDPR requirements is preferred
  • Must have a high attention to detail and the ability to explain complex IP and technology contract-related issues in a clear and concise manner
  • Successful candidate exhibits strong business acumen, is a proven team player and consensus builder, and takes a business approach to law
  • 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
  • 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
Skills Required: Technology Licensing, Technology Development Agreements, Intellectual Property, Standard Setting Organizations, Data Privacy; Contract, Attorney-Commercial, Attorney-Contracts, Corporate Counsel

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