Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Patent Counsel - Remote

Job Locations US
Regular Full-Time


The primary focus of the Patent Counsel is to assist in providing legal support to CIS on intellectual property matters and maintain a portfolio of patents and other IP assets that advance the vision and mission of CIS.


The Center for Internet Security (CIS) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit responsible for industry leading best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats.

What You'll Do

  • Advise and counsel internal stakeholders on all facets of intellectual property law with a focus on patent procurement, maintenance, and enforcement.
  • Manage invention disclosure and patent application processes and procedures.
  • Evaluate new inventions and opportunities to monetize patents and align with business strategies.
  • Prepare, document, and file patent applications.
  • Conduct intellectual property audits and other due diligence efforts. 
  • Manage a portfolio of patents and other intellectual property assets.
  • Draft and negotiate intellectual property agreements.
  • Collaborate with other inhouse counsel to achieve legal and business objectives. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer.

What You'll Need

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited institution.
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO.
  • Active member of a state bar in good standing (and eligible to register as an inhouse counsel in New York).
  • 5+ years of relevant patent law experience at a top tier law firm and/or technology company.
  • Expert grasp of principles of intellectual property law (including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be a team player and a high-performing professional.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

It's a plus if you have:

  • Experience working in cybersecurity organizations

At CIS, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and views of our employees, members, and customers are valued and respected. It is through this commitment that we are able to work together towards our common mission: to make the connected world a safer place.


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