Senior Counsel – IP
Indianapolis, Canada
hace 5 días
source : eQuest Inc.

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology.

We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right .

The Cummins Legal function provides a full range of legal services in support of Cummins Inc. and its consolidated businesses.

Our United States staff is located in Columbus and Indianapolis, IN. We also have international legal offices located in the United Kingdom, India, Australia, Brazil, China and Mexico and Africa.

Through these various offices, we are able to support our businesses throughout the world.

This is an exciting Senior Counsel IP opportunity based in Indianapolis, IN, with some travel to Columbus, IN, and offers diverse in-house

intellectual property and commercial transaction related


Your impact will happen in these and other ways :

  • Acts as trusted advisor for mid to high level management; has strong grasp of business environment; effectively partners with clients to identify and design needed improvements;
  • provides legal as well as practical advice within the appropriate business context; understands and manages client expectations

    Assists in development of legal strategies for business and shares in management of outside counsel relationships

    May influence or contribute to overall objectives and goals of organization

    Demonstrates specialization proficiency in one or more areas of law, specialty or function; acts as a resource to others

    Manages / supervises large and / or complex cases and matters worldwide

    Responsible for project and matter management with limited supervision; exercises independent judgment

    Provides support and leadership in improvement and issue-resolution projects in both the Legal function and within the business units.

  • Recognized as a developing expert in the area of transactions, with particular expertise in intellectual property agreements, including joint development agreements, patent / trademark / copyright licenses and other IP agreements;
  • The incumbent will work with technical leaders and inventors to support patent applications that provide platforms for new business opportunities or operational improvements.

    The IP Manager will be primarily responsible for managing the IP in the technical areas of engines, generators, turbos, etc.

    but will need to understand the company’s full technical and IP portfolio to identify areas of overlay

    Researches, evaluates and advises management and other attorneys on recent or prospective changes in laws and regulations

    Instructs and supervises outside counsel and consultants as needed

    Effectively influences and maintains open, collaborative relationships with clients, other business partners and outside stakeholders.

    May supervise and / or mentor one or more junior lawyers, paralegals or administrative


    Strong transactional background, with significant experience negotiating and drafting contracts (M&A experience not required, but preferred)

    Patent prosecution and / or litigation experience is required

    Intellectual property legal experience of 9 years in a manufacturing organization, law firm, government, in-house or a combination

    General understanding of and ability to identify issues with respect to antitrust laws

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