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Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property
Seagate Technology Bloomington, MN

Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property

Seagate Technology
Bloomington, MN
  • $191,200 to $283,900 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
About our group:

Members of Seagate Technology's Legal, Government Relations, and Global Trust and Security organization are diverse, dynamic, innovative and engaged. Our attorneys and other professionals work collaboratively as valued business partners to support Seagate's strategy and objectives. Our team goals are to Protect Seagate, Deliver Awesome Services, Build Sustainable Relationships, and Grow the Best Team. We do impactful and interesting work, support each other, and have fun.

About the role - you will:

The Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property will manage all legal matters related to intellectual property (IP) for Seagate and a team of IP attorneys, patent agents and paralegals who are responsible for day-to-day management and protection of Seagate's IP assets. The Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property will play a critical role in the development and implementation of the global IP strategy for Seagate, build effective relationships with relevant stakeholders at all levels of the global organization, and provide clear, strategic business-enabling IP advice. The position reports to the Vice President, Legal.

About the job responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership of team of in-house attorneys and other IP professionals who provide legal support for patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters.
  • Develop and implement an IP strategy aligned with Seagate's business priorities to achieve optimal protection of Seagate's business and innovations.
  • Provide strategic counsel to the business regarding the competitive IP landscape for current and future product portfolio plans, and substantive issues of IP law, strategy, and enforcement.
  • Support litigation relating to IP matters.
  • Oversee the processes for preparing and prosecuting patent applications, handling patent portfolio analyses and third-party IP risk assessments.
  • Oversee the open-source compliance program.
  • Develop and advise on IP policies, programs, and guidelines in keeping with best practices.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key outside counsel worldwide while managing external legal costs.
  • Work cross-functionally within Seagate to influence and create actionable initiatives and reduce legal risk.

About you:

  • Ability to think strategically and provide guidance on complex IP topics.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with all levels of management, including senior leadership, to drive business results.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and develop a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage outside counsel and work efficiently and effectively with limited resources.

Your experience includes:

  • 10+ years' experience in intellectual property law gained from law firm and in-house positions.
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and motivate a team of IP professionals.
  • Good standing in states where licensed to practice law.
  • USPTO registration.
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.

The estimated base salary range for this position: $191,200.00 - $283,900.00. Actual salary range is based on the regional labor market of the role in the geography in which the position is located based on the requirements of the job and your skills. This posted salary range is a good faith and reasonable estimate, and Seagate reserves the right to adjust this range depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Seagate offers comprehensive benefits to its eligible employees; including, but not limited to, eligibility for variable pay bonus, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short-and long-term disability, 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, health savings account, dependent care and healthcare spending accounts, flexible time off/vacation, paid holidays and paid parental leave and well-being programs.


Bloomington, MN or Longmont, CO (HYBRID work structure - Will have flexibility to work remote, but will also be required to be onsite to meet business needs)

Bloomington, MN:

Our Normandale campus spans two suburbs, Edina and Bloomington, and serves as the Recording Head development and manufacturing arm of Seagate. Located in the heart of a bustling community, Seagate offers an on-site café, or if you prefer, you can drive to one of many restaurants just minutes away. Need to grab a gift over lunch time? Shopping is abundant in the area. If working out is your thing, the on-site fully equipped fitness center hosts wellness programs, outdoor activities, tournaments and group workouts. Looking for something more laid back? Reset in one of our meditation rooms, or simply take a walk around our indoor walking path. On-site cultural festivals, celebrations and community volunteer opportunities also abound.

Longmont, CO:

Our Longmont product-design campus is nestled against the foothills with exceptional views of the Rocky Mountains. Here at work, you can grab breakfast and lunch in the on-site cafeteria or get an afternoon espresso, prepared by a professional barista. Our 1,500+ employees enjoy an active on-site experience from sporting activities (get in a few laps at lunch on our 1-mile walking path around campus, play ping-pong or volleyball, or stop in our 24- hour fitness center for a group or individual workout) to community service and many employee resource groups including Pride!, Women's Leadership Network and a Young Professionals Network.


Travel: Occasional domestic and international travel required

Location: Normandale, United States, Longmont, United States
Travel: Up to 10%

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Seagate Technology

Bloomington, MN



Posted date

November 13, 2023
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