Nike is more than just sports! Nike employees help create moments. Moments of awe. Moments of inspiration. And moments of triumph. And from these moments have come a movement. One where we impact people’s lives, in big ways and small. Look closer and you might be surprised. An engineer in Shanghai is developing materials to help improve jump verticals. A digital innovation specialist made sneakerheads in Japan lose their heads. And a retail employee in New York just helped a family outfit their one-year-old with his first Nike gear. A job at Nike means witnessing your impact everywhere – on the streets, on culture, on champions of all ages. And this is your moment to help move the world.
Nike’s rapid pace of innovation demands a Legal team that is always on the offense. And they’re always on their game – with the mission to advance and guide Nike’s business through innovative, offense-minded counsel. Nike attorneys, paralegals and other specialists in law provide inventive approaches and superior counsel to Nike’s global business. As Nike changes the future of sport, the Nike Legal team drives competition, ingenuity and integrity in the marketplace!
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
As with other industry leaders, all aspects of Nike’s business are powered by innovation. We are looking for an experienced intellectual property (IP) attorney to join our growing Legal and Intellectual Property teams as Associate General Counsel, IP Transactions & Licensing, and assume a role in guiding our innovation and technology teams as they take Nike’s growth to the next level. This position will include an emphasis on digital IP and innovation.
WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
As Associate General Counsel, IP Transactions & Licensing you will structure, draft, review and negotiate a wide range of IP-focused agreements and IP provisions for Nike to support and drive innovation and growth. Transaction types range from strategic partnerships, joint development efforts, open innovation activities, services and consulting arrangements, research, IP acquisitions, and inbound and outbound licenses, to evolving areas such as cloud services and artificial intelligence models. In addition to handling the legal work on important transactions, you will provide strategic advice related to the company’s IP development, strategic partnerships, business relationships, and licensing activities. You will prepare and deliver IP-focused training programs designed to enhance innovation efforts and business results.
WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?
Under the supervision of our Senior Counsel, IP Transactions & Licensing, you will work directly with senior management, technical/business stakeholders, and other Nike Legal colleagues, in particular members of the Patent team. You will partner closely with Nike’s Business Development, Global Procurement, Privacy, and other supporting functions. International transactions will require collaboration with Nike’s excellent team of Legal talent who are located outside of the United States.
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO NIKE?
Juris Doctorate degree or international equivalent.
Member, in good standing, of at least one U.S. State Bar and willingness to obtain and meet the requirements of membership in the Oregon State Bar through in-house counsel membership or reciprocity, as applicable.
Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a technical degree are preferred.
3-6 years of law firm or in-house experience in: negotiating and drafting IP and technology transactional, development, and license agreements, and IP provisions of commercial agreements; IP substantive areas, including patent prosecution, IP litigation, and/or trade secret counseling; and open source review and counseling (preferred).
The ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both verbally and in writing, with technology, business, and legal professionals at all levels.
The willingness and ability to learn and be coached, collaborate as a team player with and treat with respect Nike teammates at all levels, and have a positive attitude.
NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 519091
About Nike Inc.
Because we exist to serve athletes, we dare to design the future of sport.To us, innovation is about elevating human potential. We obsess the needs of the world’s best athletes, using their insights to create products that are beautiful and useful for everyone.To make big leaps, we take big risks. Incremental change won’t get us to where we want to go fast enough. So we pursue moonshots — like developing the first self-lacing shoe, running the first two-hour marathon, and committing to 100% renewable energy use in our facilities.At Nike, every employee is an explorer. We unite diverse perspectives — scientists and shoe designers, coders and quarterbacks — to share knowledge of the body in motion. We house countless designers and innovators. That includes computer scientists, biomechanists, physiologists, chemists, materials developers — even a planetary astrophysicist.At Nike, it’s in our nature to innovate.Our diverse Nike team is the spark that ignites our imagination and drives innovation. We speak dozens of languages and live in more than 190 countries. We are some of the world’s top designers, engineers and salespeople. From the retail floor to our global offices, differences ...drive our excellence.Nike represents a global culture of sport, style and the pursuit of greatness. We are passionate about potential and believe everyone should have the tools to reach theirs. We invest in our employees, inspiring the new ideas, methods and products that drive the future of sport.