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Associate General Counsel, Litigation

Posted Jan 23
Full Time
On Site
Wilmington, Delaware

About InterDigital 

InterDigital develops mobile and video technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks, better video delivery, and richer multimedia experiences years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading technology companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on Nasdaq. 

InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc.

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Position Summary

This position is based at InterDigital’s worldwide headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware (part of the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region), USA, but we may consider a remote location, and will require domestic and international travel.  The successful candidate will join a dynamic and respected legal department with over 100 members and will be handling all litigation related to InterDigital’s OTT licensing program and other legal proceedings involving the company and its subsidiaries.  The successful candidate will be tasked with designing (in conjunction with in-house experts and outside counsel) and implementing a global intellectual property litigation strategy for the company related to various licensing programs.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity and be expected to evaluate the internal and external litigation needs and resources of the company and to implement necessary changes and additions. This is a worldwide role and experience with intellectual property litigation outside the US is preferable, but not required.  This position will report directly to the VP, Head of Litigation and will have significant contact with other members of the company’s management team, including senior executives.



  • Worldwide Litigation Strategy and Oversight
  • Enforcement of Standard Essential Patents, or SEP’s, including providing advice regarding FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) litigation strategies, to drive the company’s licensing programs focused on video technologies, but may have additional responsibilities in other markets such as mobile, video and other consumer electronics.
  • Defend the company against existing and any new intellectual property (IP), antitrust, commercial, or other litigation worldwide initiated by third parties
  • Manage and direct external counsel providing support for litigation and other legal proceedings involving the company and its subsidiaries
  • Working closely with the company’s Director of Legal Operations and Finance Department,  to help the VP, Head of Litigation manage significant budget for internal and external spend involving the company and its subsidiaries
  • Working closely with the company’s licensing professionals, support business and/or settlement negotiations with prospective licensees worldwide


Required Experience

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of directly relevant IP litigation experience, including within a law firm.  They will have experience serving as first chair and lead counsel in high-value patent enforcement litigation both within and outside the US.  The ideal candidate will have experience advising patent holders, preferably SEP holders, and with FRAND litigation, in the technology industry or other IP-intensive businesses.  Experience with litigation in China, Europe and other ex-US jurisdictions is also preferred.


Personal Characteristics

The successful candidate will be results-driven while maintaining a steadfast commitment to integrity and the highest ethical standards.  In addition, the successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a trial lawyer
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to build relationships within department, with fellow executives and across organization
  • Excellent oral and written advocacy and communication skills
  • Strong executive presence
  • Self-starter willing to both handle and manage assigned projects and tasks, as appropriate
  • Strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills
  • Confident, respectful of others and commands respect
  • Personable and a team player


Educational/Professional Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus law degree
  • Law degree from top-tier law school preferred
  • Current state bar membership or other relevant license to practice law
  • 10+ years related experience at a law firm and/or in a corporate law department
  • Experience serving as counsel in high-value patent enforcement litigation, including FRAND litigation
  • Experience advising patent holders, with a preference for having advised SEP holders
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Location: Wilmington, DE, Conshohocken, PA or may consider other US Interdigital locations

InterDigital is an equal employment opportunity employer. InterDigital will not engage in or tolerate unlawful discrimination with regard to any employment decision, policy or practice based on a person’s sex, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local  law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, assignments, evaluations, coaching, promotion, discipline, discharge and layoff.

At InterDigital our DEI strategy embraces and revolves around TEAM. Talent – is the heart of our innovation, Empowerment – we inspire our employees with the knowledge and tools needed to succeed, Amplify – we celebrate the unique identities and cultures among us, Membership – we are connected as a diverse, global community. We strive to be a TEAM that upholds each other’s values and continues to strengthen our inclusive culture.     

Interested in helping shape the technologies that make life boundless? InterDigital employees are part of something bigger than themselves, shared by our commitment to innovate. Join our TEAM. Show up as your authentic self, as we work to create, connect, live and inspire a better world through new technologies.

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