Date Posted
Torrance, CA
Salary Range
$120,000.00 - $170,000.00

the Counsel, IP will support a variety of Corporate products and use their legal expertise to support our IP practice area.
In this role, you will join a global high performing Legal team
and enjoy high visibility and extensive interface with Japan and U.S. stakeholders.

[Litigation & Dispute Management]

  • Locally manage the U.S. patent related disputes and litigation for in-house clients (“Clients” ) either directly or through outside litigation counsel.
  • Effectively and accurately communicate risks, issues, procedures, and legal concepts to clients regarding such disputes and litigation cases.
  • Negotiate license contracts and dispute settlement agreements with counter-parties for the benefit of Clients.
  • Effectively and accurately communicate with Clients regarding negotiations and related issues by clearly expressing factual and legal issues orally and/or in written form.
  • Conduct legal and factual research.
  • To maintain procedural schedule and deadlines to properly prepare actions Patent Asset Management
[Patent Asset Management]
  • To review Company Group’s patent assets to select high-value patents to fit the purposes of Client-divisions.
  • Be responsible for communications and time management as to in-house clients at PC or any other Corporate company.
  • Manage external communications with potential transactional partners or outside professionals in coordination with President.
[Patent Pool & Technology Standardization]
  • Act either as Company’s representative or as his/her Advisor regarding important patent pool licensing activities in which PIPCA is involved from time to time.
  • Render legal advice to Company’s management (IPC).
[Staff Training]
  • Train professional trainees from Clients who are assigned to the Company.
  • To perform limited administrative tasks necessary to properly render the duties described above, or direct administrative staff for that purpose.

Education & Experience:

  • Bilingual language skills (English and Japanese) to facilitate communication with PC Japan
  • J.D. Required
  • Bar Membership in at least one State (CA Bar preferable)
  • Minimum five years of IP litigation and licensing practice experience in either a corporate in-house department or private practice with a nationally reputable law firm
  • This role is based in Torrance, CA.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally when travel resumes (20%)
  • Flexibility to operate efficiently in a large multinational organization where internal clients are located both in Japan and the U.S. •
  • Ability to quickly understand Clients’ needs and to advise proper actions under each given circumstance if involved risk or transaction is significant, but independently as to routine matters.
  • Knowledge of Japanese as a second language or familiarity and interest in business and culture involving Japan and Japanese organizations

Education & Experience: 

  • 1 trip annually to Japan (flexibly adjusted subject to other schedule)
  • 1 trip annually to New Jersey (ditto)
  • 2 to 3 times annually to out-of-state court hearings or meetings