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Legal Counsel (Intellectual Property) – Asia Pacific

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice on all software copyright matters to the Asia Pacific License Compliance (“LC”) team (ASEAN - Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand), Australia/New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Japan, Korea and China).
  • Support legal program for software copyright enforcement in Asia Pacific.
  • Manage an in-house and external counsel letter program.
  • Manage and support the retention of external counsel in Asia Pacific as required for civil and criminal legal actions/ litigation.
  • Handle legal escalated software copyright engagements by the Asia Pacific LC team.
  • Negotiate/ advise/ review/ draft settlement agreements (in English and Chinese, as needed).
  • Advise/ review/ draft License Compliance Specialized Partner agreements, Service agreements and other legal documents as required by the LC team.
  • Support the implementation of legal process improvements across Asia Pacific for the Legal and LC teams to work more collaboratively.

 

Requirements:

  • Legal degree and licensed to practice as a lawyer in the jurisdiction required.
  • Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of past experience dealing with software copyright matters, including trademark and/or copyright protection or other intellectual property enforcement issues for multinational companies and/ or 8 – 10 years of legal experience.
  • Experience in dealing with government (enforcement) agencies is desired, along with a proven ability to develop and maintain a good and solid relationship with these government agencies.
  • A fast learner with ability to work independently and strong analytical ability to seek efficient solutions suitable for software copyright enforcement programs and campaigns.
  • Excellent writing, oral communication, problem-solving and negotiation skills. Possess business savvy, ability to provide sound business outcomes within legal framework.
  • Excellent Chinese and English language skills are required, both written and spoken.
  • Familiarity with contractual documents covering acquisition and/or licensing of software and covering software reseller/distributor relationships is desirable.

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Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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