Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property Los Angeles About Skillz:
Skillz is driving the future of entertainment by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games and media for a booming mobile-first audience worldwide. The companys platform empowers mobile game developers and players with access to fun and fair competition for real prizes, shifting the paradigm to make esports accessible to anyone, anywhere.
Skillz helps developers build multi-million dollar game franchises by turning content into competitive social gaming properties for the worlds 2.6 billion gamers. The company has already worked with 20,000 game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host billions of casual esports tournaments for 30 million players worldwide.
Last year, Skillz was recognized as one of Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies and CNBC Disruptor 50 (for the second time). In 2018, Skillz was listed as one of Forbes Next Billion-Dollar Startups and Entrepreneur Magazines 100 Brilliant Companies. In 2017, Inc. Magazine ranked... Skillz the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in America.
The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports luminaries, ranging from Liberty Global, Accomplice, Wildcat Capital, Telstra Ventures, and a founder of Great Hill Partners to the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, and Sacramento Kings.
What Were Looking For:
This Counsel position will be an integral part of a lean legal team that advises and supports Skillz as a new public company. In this Counsel position you will work with our senior executives and Board report to the Vice President of Legal.
What You Will Do: Strategically manage Skillzs global IP portfolio, including patent, copyright and trademark prosecution and maintenance Ensure that IP strategy conforms with Skillzs overall strategic goals Support enforcement of intellectual property rights against infringers Collaborate cross-functionally with company business units to ensure our terms of service and contracts contain best-in-class IP protection Monitor third party IP to appropriately mitigate IP risks Manage outside IP legal counsel as needed
Your Skillz: J.D. degree from an accredited law school 6+ years experience and proven success at a major law firm advising technology clients and/or in an in-house position with a tech-driven company Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field preferred, with experience in software Experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications with a law firm or corporation required Ability to understand, analyze, and communicate complex technologies in oral and written form required Some experience with intellectual property due diligence and product clearance is preferred Desire to develop knowledge of Skillzs business in order to provide specific advice that balances legal obligations and business goals Collaborative and hard-working team member who thrives in a dynamic and fast-moving environment
Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status, and we operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance Los Angeles CA USA
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