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Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel (Senior Corporate Counsel)

Posted Jan 23
Full Time
On Site
Jacksonville, Florida
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Job Description

The world of finance moves fast. At FIS, we are faster. Our teams are empowered to learn, grow, and make an impact–in their careers and communities. We deliver innovation that advances the way the world pays, banks and invests. If you want to grow personally and professionally, we would like to know: Are you FIS?

About the team:

FIS employs a team of highly skilled attorneys and paraprofessionals, working collaboratively and collegially, to provide top-quality legal services to FIS’ internal stakeholders.  The FIS legal department is a diverse, yet cohesive group of professionals focused on the cooperative and efficient leveraging of its worldwide resources to best address the sophisticated issues and opportunities facing a leading provider in one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the tech industry. 

About the role:

The ideal candidate is an Intellectual Property Attorney that will have a primary focus on trademarks, branding and marketing legal issues, and also have 7 to 15+ years of experience.  Experience in Financial Services, Technology and/or Computer Software industries a plus.  The candidate will be primarily responsible for handling trademark legal issues, press releases, and branding matters, but will also be involved with a broad range of intellectual property legal issues, including copyrights, domain names, patents, licensing, intellectual property transactions, litigation, and other related intellectual property matters and issues. You will report to the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel.  The intellectual property team is also responsible for implementing strategies, programs and procedures to protect, develop and maintain the worldwide intellectual property rights of FIS.

What you will be doing:

Primary responsibility is for matters related to trademarks, branding, and marketing legal issues, but will also be involved in related intellectual property transactions and litigation.  In addition, the scope of work includes working with the IP legal team to manage, maintain and enforce FIS’ worldwide intellectual property assets, and handle a variety of intellectual property legal issues related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, open source, licensing, and other types of transactional work including joint ventures and M&A matters. You will also assist other attorneys in the Legal Department with review and analysis of intellectual property issues in technology transactions and agreements. 

What you bring:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school
  • Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; is not required but a plus.
  • Currently licensed to practice law in the U.S.
  • 7+ years of intellectual property experience in the practice of law with an emphasis on Trademarks.
  • Prior financial services, software and technology experience is desirable.
  • Team player mentality with strong communication, drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent business judgment, as well as the ability to prioritize workflow and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ability to work both independently and cross-functionally are essential.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong intellectual property legal background and experience in a law firm or as part of an in-house legal team.
  • Target candidates must be enthusiastic, diligent and demonstrate sound judgment in face of challenging and sometimes competing demands.

What we offer you:

At FIS, we hire the best. In return, you receive exceptional benefits including:

  • Opportunities to innovate in fintech.
  • Tools for personal and professional growth.
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment.
  • Resources to invest in your community.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.

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EEOC Statement

FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here

For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Sourcing Model

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.