Capital One Sr. Manager, Sr. Counsel - Patents in McLean, Virginia

McLean 1 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Sr. Manager, Sr. Counsel - Patents

About the role:

Capital One’s legal department is looking for a talented and dynamic patent attorney to join its fast-growing patent team. Members of our patent team are working to develop and implement an enterprise-wide patent strategy and to create a culture of inventor engagement and excitement. It’s audacious work at a massive scale. If you are inquisitive, collaborative, and enthusiastic about technology, come join us!

We are looking for someone who:

-is an outstanding patent attorney with experience in preparing and prosecuting software or electrical applications; the successful candidate will be responsible for protecting Capital One’s inventions and helping shape Capital One’s enterprise-wide patent strategy.

-can proactively engage various teams across the enterprise to identify patentable innovations, run invention disclosure meetings and invention harvesting sessions, and provide education and training to technical teams.

-can independently counsel clients and provide practical legal advice on a wide range of patent and IP transactional issues, including advising on matters related to litigation, open source software, licensing, and acquisition.

-is an excellent verbal and written communicator; the successful candidate will need to feel comfortable presenting in front of inventors, colleagues, and stakeholders, and will need to be able to communicate complex legal concepts in a clear and simple way that fosters trust and respect.

-can demonstrate sound judgment even in novel situations, and can understand business goals in a way that helps them evaluate risk effectively and provide practical legal advice.

-has excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize effectively to meet deadlines or business goals.

-is creative and not afraid to try something new to raise the bar and improve experiences with teammates, inventors, and stakeholders; the successful candidate takes pride in their work and wants to add value outside of the day-to-day expectations of the role.

-can create friendly and collaborative working relationships, particularly with their teammates, the rest of the legal department, internal clients, and outside counsel. A good sense of humor and an interest in having fun at work are pluses!

Basic Qualifications:

-Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar

-Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

-At least 3 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications

Preferred Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.

-Experience with providing intellectual property transactional counseling, including experience with university collaboration agreements, joint development agreements, licensing agreements, and M&A due diligence.

-Experience with IP issues in open source, including the IP impact of open source contributions and familiarity with widely used open source licenses.

-Experience as a software developer or hardware engineer.

-Experience with financial technologies (Fintech).

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.