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Senior Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property

$246,700- $370,100/ year
Posted May 28
Full Time
HybridSan Mateo, California

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Senior Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property
San Mateo, CA (hybrid)
- will require coming into office 2x a week* 

PlayStation is seeking an experienced trademark and copyright attorney to work with some of the most exciting consumer brands. As Senior Corporate Counsel you will work with a variety of business and legal teams to support the trademark and copyright programs across the full scope of PlayStation products and services. The person taking this position will join a dynamic team of intellectual property professionals responsible for trademark, copyright, domain name, and enforcement activities for the company.


  • Advising business teams on trademark clearance, selection, and filing strategies.
  • Working with in-house paralegals and outside counsel, overseeing prosecution of trademark applications and maintenance of registrations.
  • Managing trademark oppositions and related disputes and advising business teams as needed.
  • Drafting, negotiating, and advising on trademark and copyright agreements, including licenses, assignments, co-existence agreements, and settlements.
  • Supporting copyright protection practices and domain name registration initiatives.
  • Advising on trademark, copyright, and domain name aspects of transactions and managing post-closing integration.
  • Educating other members of Legal and the company on IP considerations by providing trainings and contributing to the development and publication and dissemination of resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 12 years of experience with trademark and copyright issues, with at least 2 years in a law firm.
  • JD or LLM degree from top law school; CA bar membership preferred. At a minimum, the candidate must be qualified for and quickly acquire a Registered In-House Counsel status in California and the willingness to maintain that status during employment.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience providing practical advice on a wide variety of legal issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • A track record of drafting and negotiating agreements with an emphasis on trademarks and copyrights.
  • Intellectual property litigation experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A dedication to client service and attention to detail.
  • Strong presentation skills and an ability educate others about intellectual property in engaging and impactful ways.
  • A familiarity with protecting consumer brands in the technology space.
  • A passion for branding.

*PlayStation offers a global hybrid office/remote working model — Flex Modes — which aims to combine the flexibility of remote working with the magic of in-person collaboration. The model is built upon the principle of working together in-person as work requires, with the freedom to work remotely otherwise. We will consider West Coast and Mountain Time Zone candidates, who are able to commute to the San Mateo office monthly. 


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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role
is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.


The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$246,700$370,100 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.