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Senior Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property

Company: Gemini
Location: New York
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property at Gemini New York, NY Help us Build the Future of Money-- Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) is a licensed digital asset exchange and custodian. We built the Gemini platform so customers can buy, sell, and store digital assets (e.g., Bitcoin, Ether, and Zcash) in a regulated, secure, and compliant manner.-- Digital assets and blockchain technology have the power to transform the world for good. This potential, along with our core values , form the bedrock of our company and culture. At Gemini, no job is too small and no objective too big as we build the future of money . We are a mission-driven, team-based, inclusive, and determined community of thought leaders who invest in each other and explore the frontier of innovation. Join us in our mission! The Department: Legal The Legal department at Gemini is making history every day, as we creatively apply the legacy of law to the future of digital assets. On this team, you will tackle complex and unprecedented applications of the current legal system to the revolutionary industry of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. At Gemini, Legal plays a critical role in guiding innovation and driving value for the business, while upholding our core tenets of security, compliance, and trust for our customers. Join us and help define the Legal Department of the Future. The Role: Senior IP Counsel As Senior IP Counsel at Gemini, you are the ultimate subject matter expert when it comes to identifying, evaluating, and managing intellectual property and related product issues in a rapid growth environment. Leveraging both breadth and depth of experience at a law firm and/or as in-house counsel, you will help Gemini safeguard its intellectual property while developing and launching innovative new products in a disruptive emerging asset class. By navigating unprecedented legal complexities across Marketing, Product, Technology and Security, you'll play a critical role in building and protecting our business at the forefront of the future of money.-- Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and evangelize Gemini's global IP strategy, including with respect to patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyright.--
  • Engage collaboratively with cross-functional teams to understand and protect Gemini's cutting-edge products and technologies, including market-leading non-fungible digital art platform Nifty Gateway.
  • Design and implement company-wide invention incentive and IP education programs.
  • Effectively manage outside IP counsel to prepare and prosecute patent applications.
  • Perform IP due diligence and advise on IP risks in M&A and other commercial transactions.
  • Provide technical and strategic support for adversarial proceedings related to IP claims or issues.
  • Build positive and influential relationships with Gemini Leadership and cross-functional partners, evangelizing the Legal team's expertise and services across the company.
  • Collaborate with and support the Chief Legal Officer and the rest of the Legal team to evaluate and communicate intellectual property risks to internal stakeholders and external parties. Minimum Qualifications
    • JD degree, admitted to any state bar
    • Registered to practice before the USPTO
    • Minimum of 6 years of relevant legal experience at a law firm or in-house
    • Fluency in English Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience with corporate structuring and intercompany licensing from an IP perspective.
      • Strong knowledge of and interest in disruptive technology, financial services, or security; prior experience working in fintech, digital assets or high-growth tech companies a plus.
      • Proven ability to proactively, efficiently, and accurately assess legal business risks in a fast-paced environment.
      • Track record of creative problem-solving, excellent written and oral communication skills, and creation of strong and trusted cross-functional relationships. It Pays to Work Here We take a holistic approach to compensation at Gemini, which includes:
        • Competitive base salaries across all departments
        • Ownership in the company via profit sharing units
        • Amazing benefits, 401k match contribution, unlimited paid vacation and flexible hours
        • Snacks, Perks, Wellness Outings & Events Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? --*
          Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status)? --*
          Our current policy is after September 7, 2021, Gemini will move to a hybrid office/WFH posture, preferring to build our U.S teams within our 5 U.S based hubs. Which of the following locations are you able work out of? --*
          Are you willing to relocate? --*
          U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Gemini are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Are you Hispanic/Latino? Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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