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Assistant IP Counsel (Hybrid)

Posted May 02
Full Time
East Hartford, Connecticut

Date Posted:



United States of America


RC1: United Tech Research Center 411 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT, 06108 USA

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RTX Corporation is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises three industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon. Its 185,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

To realize our full potential, RTX is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed.

The following position is to join our RTX Technology Research Center Team :

RTX is seeking an Attorney to serve as IP Counsel as part of our Corporate and Research Center Team, reporting to the Research Center’s General Counsel.

This individual will provide leadership to ensure appropriate protections are secured for the company’s intellectual property; communicates with top executives on matters of strategic importance; is recognized as a thought leader and an expert on intellectual property processes, procedures, and enforcement; and supports all intellectual property matters, as needed, for the Research Center and Corporate Technology and Global Engineering (“T&GE”).

It is important to emphasize that you will be required to take a visible and important role as a member of RTX’s IP team. Your ability to connect and work effectively with engineering and program personnel, win their confidence, and work as an integrated member of a cross-disciplinary team while providing effective legal advice and counsel is critical to succeeding in this position.

What You Will Do

  • Serves as an intellectual property thought leader and expert regarding processes and procedures.
  • Provides leadership regarding intellectual property matters, licensing, and supports enforcement of rights and defense of the company against intellectual property claims.
  • Provides proactive, effective and timely guidance, with clear and concise communication skills, to senior leadership and management, general legal counsel, contract support personnel, and all levels of the engineering and business organizations, on intellectual property, digital and general legal matters.
  • Providing training in these areas to Research Center and Corporate T&GE employees.
  • Independently and proactively performing all duties, including discussing or referring appropriate matters to the Research Center legal director, or peers, as appropriate.
  • Meeting regularly and driving high level of engagement with technical, legal and management personnel, periodically participating in meetings with representatives of outside companies, and providing advice to management on intellectual property and other matters.
  • Ensuring the establishment and execution of appropriate domestic and foreign intellectual property protection strategies within the group and for the technological areas within area of responsibility.
  • Actively leading and participating in the development and implementation of intellectual property strategies for the Research Center and Corporate T&GE, and its technologies and research and development projects.
  • Supervising outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, both domestic and foreign.
  • Drafting and negotiating various agreements, including government contracts, development agreements, technical services agreements, software licenses, non-disclosure agreements and other miscellaneous agreements and providing counsel to management, general legal counsel, and contract support personnel on other agreements, such as supply agreements, sales and service contracts and acquisition agreements.

Qualifications You Must Have

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) and five years prior relevant intellectual property experience, in house or at a law firm, ideally both.
  • Member in good standing of a US state bar.
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Integrity and sound judgment, and ability to collaborate across functions and businesses.
  • Willing to work hybrid from East Hartford, CT (on-site a minimum of 2-3 days per week)
  • Willing to travel on occasion

Qualifications We Prefer

  • Previous work experience as engineer or other technical field within Aerospace or Defense industries.
  • Previous IP Litigation and transactional experience.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Creative troubleshooting skills
  • Multi-tasking abilities, have a client focus, adaptive, and work effectively in a time sensitive and dynamic environment.

What We Offer

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

The salary range for this role is 143,000 USD - 287,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

_RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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