The Walt Disney Company Counsel, Patents in Burbank, California

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Counsel, Patents role will be responsible for handling a broad range of patent matters for The Walt Disney Company. This person will work both in a supportive role to the Associate General Counsel and the Principal Counsels in the patent group, as well as act as the lead day-to-day patent lawyer for one or more business units.

Responsibilities :

  • Manage patent harvesting and prosecution matters

  • Counsel clients on various patent and technology related legal matters

  • Participate in negotiations and litigation involving third party patents

  • Supervise outside counsel

  • Provide intellectual property education to our businesses

Basic Qualifications :

  • 3 to 6 years of experience in a law firm and/or corporate legal department

  • Experience in a wide range of patent matters: licensing, clearances, prosecution, standards organizations, open source, litigation and acquisition support

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Self-motivated with outstanding interpersonal skills, specifically with an ability to communicate complex concepts and issues effectively with all levels of management

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Registered to practice before the USPTO

Required Education :

  • JD degree and admission to a state bar

Preferred Education :

  • BA/BS in an engineering discipline (electrical preferred, will also consider computer science and mechanical)

Additional Information :


Job ID: 627432BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)