Director of North America IPR and Licensing

Job Description

Date: Aug 2, 2019

Ericsson Overview:

Ericsson is world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. Our offerings include services, consulting, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology.

Using innovation to empower people, business and society, Ericsson is working towards the Networked Society: a world connected in real time that will open up opportunities to create freedom, transform society and drive solutions to some of our planet’s greatest challenges.

We are truly a global company, operating across borders in over 180 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture and an innovative and engaging environment. As an Ericsson employee, you will have freedom to think big and the support to turn ideas into achievements. Continuous learning and growth opportunities allow you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to progress and reach your career goals. We invite you to join our team.

We are seeking a Director of North America IPR and Licensing to join our team at the Ericsson headquarters in Plano, TX.

However, we will consider other locations in the US.

Job Summary:

The Director of IPR and Licensing North America will drive the strategic direction of Ericsson’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) & Licensing activities. In this position, you will lead Ericsson’s licensing account engagements, business development, and partnership programs for the North American Market as well as for select Strategic Accounts.  This position requires significant experience in leading and successfully closing IP Licensing engagements with major accounts.     

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications or equivalent. 
  • 5-10 years of experience as a successful IPR Licensing Manager/Director with a proven track record of closing deals.
  • Experience engaging and negotiating with senior executives, corporate and outside counsels, and other senior leaders.
  • In-depth knowledge of general patent licensing, SEP licensing, IP law, contracts, and patent assertion.
  • Self-starter, motivated, and driven to develop prospects, lead engagements, advance negotiations, and close deals.
  • Team player with the ability to partner with cross functional groups, including Patent Assertion, IP Strategy, Legal, and Management.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Business, Law, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Negotiation & Argumentation Skills
  • Communications Skills
  • Project Management Skills

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DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Therefore employees assigned may be required to perform additional job tasks required by the manager.

 

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