IP Attorney | Schlumberger

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IP Attorney

Houston - United States

Schlumberger has an opening for an intellectual property attorney in its digital legal team. The digital IP attorney works with software developers, scientists, and teams across the world to develop new solutions in the energy space. This role is part of a global legal team, and you will work with and support colleagues across the globe. This position is ideal for a resourceful mid-level attorney with a strong background in intellectual property and software.

The Digital IP Attorney role reports to the Managing IP Counsel in Schlumberger’s Digital division.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Patent Portfolio Management.
    • Manage a global patent docket and work with outside counsel to build and maintain a robust and meaningful patent portfolio.
    • Work with business leaders and technical teams to identify new inventions and patent opportunities.
  • Patent Landscape Work. Monitor third-party patent activity in relevant technology areas. Where appropriate, work with the technical teams to evaluate patents and develop solutions that design around the patented technologies.
  • Open Source. Provide advice and counsel on open source license compliance.
  • Contracts and Agreements. Provide support in contract negotiations with strategic clients and partners. This role will be a member of the legal team that works on development agreements, master services agreements, joint development agreements, and others.
  • Training. Provide IP training to business and technical populations.
  • Project Support. Provide support to product development teams and act as the first point of contact on a variety of product development topics such as data regulations, data privacy, international trade control issues, and others.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Law degree (JD or equivalent) and member in good standing with at least one state or the District of Columbia Bar.  
  • Registered to practice in patent matters before the USPTO.
  • A strong technical background in computer science or computer/electrical engineering is strongly preferred.
  • Four or more years of post-law school patent law experience strongly preferred.
  • Previous in-house experience is preferred.
  • Experience with open source, SaaS software development, machine learning, and IoT is preferred.
  • This position will require some international travel on an occasional basis.
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US without sponsorship.

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. 

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor—priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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