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Sr. Counsel, Patent Portfolio & Open Source (Remote, United States) Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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Zoom is looking for a Sr. Counsel, Patent Portfolio & Open Source. In this role, you will be a member of our dynamic team building Zoom's organic patent portfolio, while also serving as the primary legal counselor to our Products team on inbound and outbound open source matters. You will spend about 70% of your time on patent portfolio development and 30% of your time on open source matters.


  • Build a world-class patent portfolio that protects Zoom's innovations around the world

  • Work closely with product managers and engineers to identify inventions that are valuable in view of Zoom's business priorities and competition

  • Manage outside counsel in preparing and prosecuting a large volume of patent applications, including reviewing claims to ensure high quality

  • Serve as the primary legal counselor on compliance aspects of Zoom's use of open source software

  • Develop and lead processes for participation in open source projects and strategic open sourcing of Zoom technology

  • Provide training on open source to the Products team

  • Counsel on provisions about open source software in Zoom's customer and partnership agreements

  • Lead due diligence on open source in companies that Zoom is considering acquiring


  • 8+ years of experience in patent portfolio development and inbound/outbound open source counseling

  • Strong U.S. patent preparation and prosecution experience in the software area

  • Expertise in identifying and framing up patentable inventions

  • Expertise in counseling on open source compliance, participation in open source projects, and open sourcing of company technology

  • Detail-oriented and analytical

  • Comfortable having a fast-moving and heavy workload, with constantly changing priorities

  • Able to work autonomously to manage matters from start to finish

  • Comfortable with distributed work environments, collaborating across time zones and cultures

  • Team-first attitude

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong organizational and process-development skills

  • Registered patent attorney with JD from a top-tier law school


  • Strong presentation and PowerPoint skills

  • Knowledge of videoconferencing, audio, and video technologies; knowledge of relevant codecs and standards

  • Experience with counseling on standards

Zoom Video Communications Company Culture Highlights:

* Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company Work-Life Balance 2019

* Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company Compensation 2019

* Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company Happiness 2019

* Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company Perks & Benefits 2019

* Sales Department is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Diversity on Comparably.

* Zoom Video Communications is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Professional Development on Comparably.

* Zoom Video Communications is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Overall Culture on Comparably.

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Zoom Video Communications is an equal opportunity employer and evaluates applicants regardless of an individual's age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. Our combined differences are what make us Zoom!

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Company Description
Zoomies help the world connect – and deliver happiness while doing it. We set out to build the best video conferencing product for the enterprise, and today help people communicate better with products like Zoom Phone, Zoom Rooms, Zoom Video Webinars, Zoom Apps, and OnZoom.
We’re problem-solvers and self-starters, working at a fast pace to design solutions with our customers and users in mind. Here, you’ll work across teams to dig deep into impactful projects that are changing the way people communicate, and enjoy opportunities to advance your career in a diverse, inclusive environment.