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Senior Patent Counsel

Posted Nov 12
Full Time
Los Angeles, California


** Company Summary:
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo.

Why Join Us:
Creation is the core of TikTok's purpose. Our platform is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible.
Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy - a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day.
To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.
At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve.
Join us.

About the Team:
We are looking for an experienced senior patent attorney to work closely with internal stakeholders to conduct solid analysis, provide pragmatic and strategic advice. This position provides candidates with a unique opportunity to be part of a growing team, work on cutting-edge issues in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, collaborate with colleagues in business, engineering, compliance, security, and policy teams on patent issues critical to protecting TikTok's efforts on products and innovations, and execute and advance the patent strategy . Candidates must be highly collaborative, self-motivated, strategical thinking, and intellectually curious.

- Be a reliable partner for U.S. tech and business departments to provide patent training and advice.
- Develop patent portfolio development strategy globally and make sure that they are aligned with the business goal and well carried out.
- Handle strategic patent landscaping and analysis projects, to help mitigate risks and prepare defense, navigate innovation and patent strategy.
- Work with cross-functional teams, evaluate patent-related legal matters, provide pragmatic, business-focused, solution-oriented legal advice and guidance.
- Collaborate with and manage outside counsel.
- Support patent license and litigation team in handling patent conflicts/challenges resolution.
- Provide cross-functional support for acquisition due diligence, IP licensing, transaction, enforcement, technical standards, and litigation activities.


** Minimum Qualifications
- Minimum of 15 years experience at a top law firm and/or in-house legal department, including extensive experience managing patents, patent risk assessment, patent transaction and patent litigation.
- Familiar with the internet, software industry, and relevant techs.
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science required
- USPTO registration, Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school
- Excellent negotiation, and organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize multiple urgent projects.
- Strategic thinker with a pragmatic, creative, risk-based approach to problem-solving.
- Experience working collaboratively and cross-functionally in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with tight turn-around times and deadlines.
- Entrepreneurial mindset, flexible, self-starting, hard-working, with a tolerance for working across multiple time zones.

TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at

**Job Information:

** 【For Pay Transparency】Compensation Description (annually) The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $228000 - $357390 annually.​ Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.​ Our company benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support our employees to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees: ​ We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care. ​ Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off (PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability. ​ We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.​