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Senior Director IP Litigation

Company: Apple Inc.
Location: Cupertino
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

Do you love taking on big challenges without precedent? Do you possess a deep knowledge of the legal field and a passion for innovation? As a part of our Legal group, you'll help uphold Apple's high ethical and corporate standards, as well as defend our innovation and intellectual property. You'll help provide legal support for all our products and services across the globe. Working for a company that invents entire categories and industries means you'll be challenged to creatively apply your deep legal expertise to rare and often unexplored aspects of the law.

As Senior Director of Intellectual Property Litigation, you will serve as a leader in Apple's in-house legal team. You will report directly to the Chief Litigation Counsel.

Key Qualifications

  • 15+ years of major law firm and/or in-house litigation experience, with a focus on patent litigation.
  • Deep, sophisticated knowledge of intellectual property law and the management of such disputes.
  • Significant trial experience at district courts, the International Trade Commission and foreign courts.
  • Strong technology interest and aptitude.
  • Consistent track record negotiating intellectual property licenses.
  • Experience and credibility in working directly with senior executives, regulatory officials, mediators, and the like.
  • Experience as a leader and people manager.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Apple has the largest and highest-threat docket of IP litigation in the world, involving hundreds of open matters across the globe. In this key role, you will be challenged to do the most creative legal work of your career in high impact situations. You will lead a team of experienced in-house attorneys in managing IP disputes, who in turn supervise a diverse array of superb external counsel.

You will be responsible for formulating and driving IP litigation strategy and have a natural ability to lead and collaborate. You will communicate well with individuals at all levels and in all roles, including executives, engineers, business partners and adversaries, as well as thrive in uncertain situations that require seasoned judgment and agility.

Education & Experience

J.D. and B.S. in engineering or computer science preferred.

Keywords: Apple Inc., Cupertino , Senior Director IP Litigation, Other , Cupertino, California

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