Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property



An Amazing Career Opportunity for an Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property – Technology Industry

Job ID: 16260

Location: Austin, TX


Does shaping and executing intellectual property strategies excite you? Are you energized by new technologies and its impact within the Intellectual Property domain for both public and private industry? Do you want to be a part of a global organization that is positively impacting the world every day and developing exciting new technologies related to trusted identities?


Who are we? 


HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places, and things, allowing people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. We are a high-tech software company headquartered in Austin, TX, with over 4,000 worldwide employees. Check us out here: and 


HID’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Team:

The Associate General Counsel will report to the General Counsel or Senior Associate General Counsel within the Intellectual Property (IP) team. This team is responsible for educating and counseling business leaders and technology teams on intellectual property matters and driving intellectual property strategy to support business goals. The Associate General Counsel will have the opportunity to handle litigation matters, manage a growing IP portfolio, draft and negotiate IP-related agreements, and handle many other interesting responsibilities.


As our Associate General Counsel, IP, you’ll support HID’s success by: 


  • Drafting, negotiating, and interpreting technology, software and IP-related agreements and licenses involving multiple HID divisions*;
  • Analyzing and mitigating the risks of third-party intellectual property involving multiple HID divisions*;
  • Providing advice and support with respect to IP enforcement activity involving multiple HID divisions*;
  • Leading intellectual property and other types of litigation and pre-litigation activities involving multiple HID divisions, including working with and managing outside counsel to develop strategies to initiate, defend, resolve and prevent various forms of litigation*;
  • Leading commercial and M&A transactions, including IP reviews of potential acquisition and IP portfolio integration involving multiple HID divisions;
  • Identifying and evaluating patentable and strategic inventions from business units;
  • Managing prosecution decisions for a worldwide patent portfolio and coordinating with outside counsel;
  • Developing policies, procedures, and internal processes to optimize the global IP program;
  • Providing legal representation for ASSA ABLOY AB (AAAB), its divisions, and affiliates (including HID) on a wide variety of intellectual property and related matters (see e.g., asterisk-marked duties) via the AAAB Licensing and Litigation Center of Excellence funded by the ASSA ABLOY divisions; and
  • Leading a wide range of other intellectual property issues, including copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters.


What we will love about your background: 


  • Strong organizational skills, maintaining attention to detail on multiple projects simultaneously and adjusting to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Proactively isolate and prioritize issues to focus on implementing both top-level, strategic solutions as well as the day-to-day initiatives.
  • Quickly assimilate and understand complex situations and information, including highly technical information.


Your Experience and Education include:             


  • A strong technical background with an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Computer Science. Other scientific/technical backgrounds will be considered depending upon relevant experience.
  • Juris Doctorate degree (JD), from a top-rated law school preferred.
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one state.
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO highly preferred.
  • 9 years relevant experience in IP and technology law, including at least 3 years prior practice with a nationally recognized IP firm desired. In-house counsel experience preferred.


Why apply? 


  • Empowerment: You’ll work as part of a global team in a flexible work environment, learning and enhancing your expertise.
  • Innovation: You embrace challenges and want to drive ambitious change.
  • Integrity: You are results-orientated, reliable, and straightforward and value being treated accordingly.


This opportunity may be open to flexible working arrangements.


HID Global is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 


We make it easier for people to get where they want to go!
On an average day, think of how many times you tap, twist, tag, push or swipe to get access, find information, connect with others or track something.  HID technology is behind billions of interactions, in more than 100 countries.  We help you create a verified, trusted identity that can get you where you need to go – without having to think about it.  
When you join our HID team, you’ll also be part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. You’ll have 50,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally. As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences. 

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Austin, TX, US, 78753

Legal, Compliance & Audit
Mid-senior level

Nearest Major Market: Austin