IP Associate

Type

Permanent - Full Time or Part Time

Location

Los Angeles

Job Role

Business - Intellectual Property



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About Withersworldwide

Law.com International's Law Firm of the Year 2021

For 125 years, our firm has focused on and helped successful people, families, entrepreneurs, family businesses, governments and institutions negotiate the wide range of legal issues they face in their business and personal lives. Over time, we have gained valuable insights into the ways wealth can be generated, preserved, deployed and enhanced. We assist our clients in a variety of industry sectors including real estate, manufacturing, motorsport, fashion, brands and creatives, sport, hotels and hospitality, technology, energy, art and cultural assets, life sciences, charities and philanthropy and financial services. With 18 offices our experience means we can see the global picture. We provide legal advice across a range of different practice areas including estate planning, personal and corporate tax and, corporate, banking and finance, access to capital (both private and public) both equity and debt, real estate, intellectual property, immigration, international trust structuring, philanthropy, international probate, public international law and international arbitration. 

About Withers Intellectual Property Practice

Near the end of 2019, Withers expanded its intellectual property practice into Los Angeles with the addition of attorneys specializing in high-tech, fashion technology, and intellectual property for emerging and established companies in multiple consumer segments.

In April of 2021, the Firm further expanded its international Withers tech practice into Boston with the addition of a new team of emerging growth company attorneys specializing in life sciences, intellectual property and transatlantic venture capital.  The team represents start-up to late stage clients. We are now looking to hire ambitious candidates looking to help grow our tech and intellectual property focused legal practice on a national and international basis. 

Clients from every walk of life

Our clients have achieved success in many fields, from senior executives to multi-generational families, creators, owners, managers and investors in private capital and some of the world’s wealthiest people. In Europe we have represented 70% of The Sunday Times top 100 Rich List and in Asia we act for 35% of the Hong Kong Forbes Rich List. We act not just as private client lawyers but trusted advisers, looking to build strong relationships with our clients. This is one of the reasons we are proud to have been asked to represent families down the generations.

Accolades

The private client team is ranked top in our offices around the world by the leading legal directories and have won and been shortlisted for a number of well recognized awards over the years.

The Role

Candidates should have 4 to 6 years' experience with commercial agreements, technology transactions and intellectual property matters. Experience and interest in representing clients in the technology, consumer products, fashion and creative industries a plus.

Key Skills and Experience

  • Admitted to and in good standing with the California Bar
  • General understanding of trademark law, including procurement, searches and clearances, including domestic and international.  Able to conduct research and otherwise assist with contested and enforcement matters
  • General understanding of copyright law, including procurement.  Able to assist with research on contested and enforcement matters
  • General understanding of patent law.  A plus.
  • Have a broad array of commercial agreements with focus on those used in technology and consumer products focused businesses and/or creative businesses
  • General understanding of technology transactions, including license agreements, SaaS agreements, software license agreements, software development and other IT services agreements, non-disclosure agreements, cloud computing agreements, domain name transactions, technology, escrow, IP infringement notice letters
  • Experience with domain research, domain acquisition, and UDRP proceedings
  • Experience with social media enforcement, influencers, contests and sweepstakes and truth in advertising
  • Experience with data privacy and protection

COVID – 19 Vaccination Requirement

Withers Bergman LLP requires all new hires to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Reasonable accommodation(s) based on medical or religious grounds will be provided to qualified candidates.  Candidates will be required to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is made.  Applicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for accommodation prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

The firm is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  Equal employment opportunity has been and will continue to be a fundamental principle at the firm. Employment at the firm is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  The firm prohibits and will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these classifications or characteristics.

If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website to apply for a position, please contact the firm at (203) 789-1320 or email us.recruiting@withersworldwide.com with your request.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

 

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