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STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY
kirkland, WA, United States
12 days ago
STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY
Kirkland, Washington, United States
12 days ago

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Now Brewing – managing director, intellectual property  #tobeapartner

From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing extraordinary leaders who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

In this job, you will be responsible for developing and managing the Company’s global intellectual property legal strategy.  You will lead a team of intellectual property legal professionals, setting work priorities and establishing team goals that align with this legal strategy and support the Company’s business objectives.  You will further serve as a collaborative advisor to senior executives and internal business clients by providing legal counsel that accurately conveys the magnitude of legal risk, while also identifying creative paths forward to achieving stated goals and objectives

As a managing director, intellectual property, you will…

  • Directly manage approximately 4-6 intellectual property attorneys
  • Indirectly manage approximately 10-12 intellectual property paralegals
  • Manage and drive intellectual property global strategy and brand protection efforts
  • Manage intellectual property team budget, including cost effective use of outside counsel and third-party vendors
  • Establish goals and set priorities for the intellectual property team that support the Company’s global intellectual property strategy and help internal business clients achieve desired outcomes
  • Lead intellectual property professionals, including attorneys, paralegals and administrative support, in a manner that aligns with the Company’s Mission and Values, policies and standards
  • Provide accurate and timely legal counsel to executives, senior leaders and other internal clients on complex intellectual property matters  
  • Maintain a positive and inclusive work environment that empowers intellectual property team members to perform at their best and achieve career goals

Responsibilities Include:

Leadership - Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together:

  • Leads intellectual property professionals, including attorneys, paralegals and administrative support, in a manner that aligns with the Company’s Mission and Values, policies and standards.
  • Establishes goals and sets priorities for the intellectual property team that support the Company’s global intellectual property strategy and help internal business clients achieve desired outcomes.
  • Models for team members sound legal judgement and professional expertise in counseling internal business clients on complex intellectual property matters
  • Maintains a positive and inclusive work environment that empowers intellectual property team members to perform at their best and achieve career goals.
  • Supports Starbucks programs and initiatives within the legal department and across the organization.
  • Demonstrative positive and collaborative leadership when participating on cross-functional teams.

Planning and Execution - Developing strategic and operational plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results: 

  • Formulates and executes the Company’s global intellectual property legal strategy to protect intellectual property assets consistent with business goals and objectives.
  • Plans for and manages intellectual property team staffing needs and priorities.
  • Develops and manages the intellectual property team’s financial operating plan and budget, ensuring that the plan and budget complies with legal department expectations in a cost-effective manner.
  • Manages outside legal counsel relationships and engagements, ensuring that outside legal counsel work product and billing rates align with established expectations.
  • Meaningfully contributes to legal department strategic planning and partner development initiatives.

Business Requirements - Providing intellectual property expertise across the organization and executing on intellectual property functional responsibilities:

  • Provides accurate and timely legal counsel to executives, senior leaders and other internal clients on complex intellectual property matters.
  • Develops and executes on solution-orientated intellectual property strategy based on the risk profiles and business needs of internal business clients.
  • Serves as collaborative business partner to internal clients by providing legal counsel that accurately conveys the magnitude of legal risk, while also identifying creative paths forward to achieving business needs and objectives.
  • Provides training to internal business clients on intellectual property topics.

Partner Development & Team Building – Leading and developing partners in a manner that aligns with the Company’s Mission and Values, policies and standards: 

  • Plans for and manages the ongoing professional development of intellectual property team members, including regularly scheduled performance development conversations and timely performance coaching.
  • Creates an inclusive and welcoming work environment, one that builds and sustains an effective and high performing intellectual property team.
  • Leads and inspires intellectual property team members to achieve the Company’s global intellectual property strategic goals and help internal business clients achieve desired outcomes.
  • Ensures intellectual property team members adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
  • Makes staffing decisions and sets staffing priorities to ensure the intellectual property team can provide timely and appropriate legal support for internal business clients.
  • Addresses in a timely and effective manner partner conduct that does not align with the Company’s Mission and Values, policies and standards.
  • Supports Starbucks partner development programs and team building initiatives within the legal department and across the organization, including succession planning

We’d love to hear from people with:

  • 15+ years practicing intellectual property law in a law firm and/or within a corporate legal department
  • Experience leading and developing intellectual property legal professionals, setting global intellectual property strategic goals and priorities, and managing financial plans and budgets
  • Strong background in all aspects of intellectual property with extensive experience advising executives, senior leaders and internal business clients on complex intellectual property matters
  • Significant experience managing and developing intellectual property legal professionals, preparing financial operating plans and budgets, and setting team goals and strategic priorities
  • Demonstrated experience advising on complex international intellectual property matters to executives, senior leaders and internal business clients
  • Strong background in all aspects of intellectual property, including searches and clearances, filings and renewals, portfolio optimization, prosecutions, investigations, enforcement actions, transactions, patent portfolio management and litigation


Job Information

  • Job ID: 59952904
  • Location:
    Kirkland, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: managing director, IP counsel
  • Company Name: STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY
  • Job Function: Managing Attorney
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Juris Doctorate
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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