Danaher Corporation M&A Intellectual Property Counsel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois
We're seeking a seasoned intellectual property attorney with broad, in-depth transactional experience, including significant experience leading IP aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and software licensing.
Anticipates, manages and resolves IP issues that arise across the lifecycle of M&A activity.
Oversee and conduct IP diligence on M&A and Open Innovation transactions
Leads or supports due diligence, analysis, structuring, drafting and negotiation of IP terms and agreements during mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, and related post-closing activities.
Act as a subject matter expert for IP diligence and deployment of IP strategic vision including developing standard work
Leads the management of IP issues on complex client-facing or alliance transactions and liaising with legal colleagues and business teams to resolve those issues.
Drafts, analyzes, structures and negotiates agreements related to all types of IP transactions, including software licenses and collaboration agreements.
Develops and formalizes IP-related processes, templates and form agreements.
Determine best practices and assist with creating and maintaining IP Policy.
Develops and implements IP strategic initiatives, policies, best practices, and training designed to mitigate IP risks and maximize business outcomes.
Maintain the Danaher IP diligence Work Plan and act as a trusted partner to the Corporate Development team
Required Skills & Experience
7+ years of experience in a law firm or in-house IP legal environment with a focus on M&A
Comfortable advising and educating senior management on IP issues
Strong interest in developing IP strategy, policy and processes for M&A
Excellent project management skills
Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. Curious, self-starter able to work independently and as a part of a team; able to balance competing priorities
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a willingness to listen and learn from others. Ability to convey complex legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely
Emotional intelligence, excellent judgment and pragmatism
Process oriented experience or willingness to immerse in creating enterprise processes
Interface with other corporate functions as required for supporting IP Strategic Vision
Position will require up to 50% travel; relocation is not required
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