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Practice Group Manager - IP

Eversheds Sutherland San Diego, CA
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Practice Group Manager in the Firm’s Intellectual Property group in the San Diego, CA, Austin, TX, Washington, DC or Atlanta, GA office at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals and staff.

The US-IP Practice Group Manager is responsible for Firm-wide patent and trademark operations and management. The US-IP Practice Group Manager assists in developing and implementing the strategic direction of the US-IP group and plays a key role in development, growth and performance of personnel and development including implementation of systems that facilitate IP practice group optimum performance.  The US-IP Practice Group Manager collaborates with Firm operations managers in offices outside the U.S. to facilitate seamless global IP operations.

Responsibilities and Duties:

·        Manages IP staff and paralegals for entire US-IP practice group, including prosecution and litigation.

·        Manages staff workload allocation, overtime and cross-office support.

·        Serves as a point person to lead processes and system changes, maintains best practices and standards and improves service quality and timeliness.

·        Creates and tracks patent and trademark prosecution processing metrics and provides statistical reporting.

·        Creates standard and consistent operational practices across US-IP practice, regardless of office locations.

·        Oversees IP docketing staff, protocols, and system development and implementations in accordance with or in excess of market standards.

·        Partners with practice group leadership alongside TIS and IP technology enhancements and upgrades.

·        Collaborates with practice group management and HR management in defining staff roles and responsibilities.

·        Creates and implements practice group staff policies and procedures.

·        Creates and implements training and development programs for practice group staff.

·        Partners with HR on new hire onboarding for associates, patent agents, and staff.

·        Manages development and maintenance of a central repository of client instructions and forms.

·        Serves as an active member on various practice group and Firm committees.

·        Partners with Business Manager on various practice group activities.

·        Partners with HR on hiring, employment relations and performance management.

·        Partners with practice group leadership and finance on pricing, including AFAs, and practice group financial performance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·        A Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university.

·        Seven to ten years of experience working in an IP department in a similarly sized, multi-office professional services organization. Must have at least five years of supervisory experience with the ability to mentor and manage individuals to grow in their profession.

·        Excellent written/verbal communication and project management skills.

·        Takes initiative with internal clients and works in a fast-paced team environment.

·        Able to manage multiple demands, priorities and deadlines. Attention to detail and excellent judgement. Good problem-solving skills and works well as part of a team.

·        Excellent organizational, computer, and interpersonal skills are required.

·        Familiarity with document and information management software systems as well as intellectual property specific software systems and vendors including patent and trademark prosecution and litigation docketing, document management, work-flow, information management, and invoicing systems and services is a plus.

·        Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook, are required.

 

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our Firm and in the larger legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger firm. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP maintains a policy of affording all employees and applicants equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, ancestry, amnesty, citizenship status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation will not be tolerated in any of the Firm’s offices or any other work-related setting. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position or to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are otherwise qualified. EEO.

Company Description
As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 73 of the Fortune 100, 66 of the FTSE 100, and 119 of the Fortune 200.

With more than 3,000 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 68 offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe.

Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services, including corporate and M dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; finance; human capital and labor law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax.
Eversheds Sutherland comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and their respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. The use of the name Eversheds Sutherland is for description purposes only and does not imply that the member firms or their controlled, managed or affiliated entities are in a partnership or are part of a global LLP. For more information, visit eversheds-sutherland.com.

Eversheds Sutherland

Why Work Here?

Great benefits and lots of room for growth!

As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 73 of the Fortune 100, 66 of the FTSE 100, and 119 of the Fortune 200. With more than 3,000 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 68 offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe. Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A; dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; finance; human capital and labor law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax. Eversheds Sutherland comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and their respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. The use of the name Eversheds Sutherland is for description purposes only and does not imply that the member firms or their controlled, managed or affiliated entities are in a partnership or are part of a global LLP. For more information, visit eversheds-sutherland.com.

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