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Position Summary:

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Intellectual Property Counsel / Senior Counsel located in either Houston, TX or Richmond, CA through April 11th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time).

In this position, the Counsel/Senior Counsel provides intellectual property legal services to assigned clients in Chevron’s Upstream, Downstream & Chemicals and Technical Center operations. The position will primarily support either electrical and computer-implemented technologies or chemical technologies.

Relocation Options:
Relocation will be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

Providing general legal counsel to Chevron entities engaged in technology or product development.

Providing IP subject matter expertise to general practice attorneys and business units.

Advising on the development and implementation of intellectual property protection and technology commercialization strategies.

Drafting and negotiating all manner of agreements, but with particular focus on technical development and licensing.

Assessing and advising clients on patent infringement risks and enforcement.

Supporting the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and Non-U.S. patent applications.

Required Qualifications:

Undergraduate or graduate degree in physics, electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry, or chemical engineering.

Juris Doctorate degree and admission to at least one state bar or District of Columbia Bar.

Registration to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

A minimum of 4 years’ experience in intellectual property law, including advising with respect to freedom-to-operate, agreement drafting and negotiation, and preparation and prosecution of U.S. and non-U.S. patent applications in applicable technology fields.

Experience implementing and monitoring intellectual property strategies to support technology or product development and deployment.

Experience drafting and negotiating technology-related agreements, including license, joint development, testing, common interest, and non-disclosure/non-analysis agreements having various levels of complexity.

Experience in drafting patent applications and familiarity with U.S. and non-U.S. patent practice.

Experience evaluating and advising on infringement risks and drafting legal opinions.

Experience evaluating potential enforcement claims and disputed matters and advising on same.

Preferred Qualifications:

A minimum of 7 years’ experience in intellectual property law, including advising with respect to freedom-to-operate, agreement drafting and negotiation, and preparation and prosecution of U.S. and non-U.S. patent applications in applicable technology fields.

Drafting and prosecution experience in electrical, computer-implemented technologies, or the chemical arts.

Experience counseling software and information technology operations, or experience counseling chemical products development and sales.

Others:

The attorney for this position should also possess demonstrated skills in the following dimensions:

Excellent interpersonal skills including effective communication skills with client(s) and colleagues

Strong analytical skills and sound judgment

Effective advocacy skills.

Proactive and productive

Team-oriented, collaborative, and professional.

Acts with integrity and committed to excellence.

Commercially focused.

Adaptable to change.