Senior IP Counsel

Apr 18, 2024
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

The Riot Legal team has the responsibility to always provide the highest quality legal services that fully align with Riot’s company mission of putting players first. Figuring out what’s “best for the company” always begins with thinking about what’s “best for players.” Every policy or contract that we draft; every lawsuit that we file or defend against; every letter we send; and all the legal advice that we give to our partners, must always be done with our players’ interests in mind.

Riot is now creating more content than ever before. We transformed from a one-game company to a studio with multiple games. As an IP Advisory II, reporting to the Head of Legal for Games and IP, you will ensure our trademark portfolio helps Riot get to the next level.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Riot’s trademark portfolio consisting of 9,000+ filings
  • Support approximately 50 trademark practitioners globally, making recommendations to the Head of Legal for Games and IP regarding utilization of a multimillion dollar budget to ensure cohesive portfolio of protection
  • Make dozens of decisions each week, and ensure attorney escalation as needed, on trademark prosecution and enforcement matters, including:
    • Disclaimers
    • Goods and services amendments (nuanced because of language differences)
    • Oppositions against third parties where applications may impact our rights
    • Arguments against trademark office refusals on both absolute and relative grounds

Required Qualifications: 

  • 8+ years experience working on trademark prosecution at a reputable firm or company
  • Strong background and knowledge of global trademark prosecution processes

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working at or with a major video game publisher or media company
  • Experience with copyright registration process and/or patent prosecution process a plus

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work.  Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

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