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Senior Corporate Counsel

Company: Flextronics - The Flex Company
Location: Fremont
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

*CURRENT EMPLOYEES : Please click here to be redirected to the internal career site.Job DescriptionAs the global market share leader in solar trackers with 35 gigawatts either deployed or under construction, Nextracker provides critical yield enhancing PV system technology, expertise and strategic services to capture the full value and maximize the efficiency of solar plants. Delivering the most comprehensive portfolio of intelligent solar tracker and control software solutions for solar power plants, Nextracker is transforming PV plant performance with smart technology, data monitoring and analysis services. As part of the Flex family, Nextracker benefits from a worldwide manufacturing, supply chain and distribution network backed by the strong balance sheet of a $25 billion parent company.As a company driving the clean energy transition, sustainabi lity is not just a word. It's a core part of our business and our operations. Our sustainability efforts are based on five cornerstones: People, Community, Environment, Innovation, and Integrity. We are creative, collaborative and passionate problem - solver s from diverse backgrounds, driven by our shared mission to provide smart solar and software solutions for our customers and to mitigate climate change for future generations. For more information, please visit .As Senior Corporate Counsel for Nextracker, this person will provide Nextracker with the full range of IP support to protect Nextracker's innovations and mitigate litigation risks. This person will be working with cross-functional teams to implement process improvements in a fast-paced environment. As a member of Nextracker's Compliance team, this person will assist with the development and implementation of Nextracker's Privacy, Anti-Corruption and Trade policies, and the maintenance of a robust Compliance training program for Nextracker employees around the world. We are looking for someone who demonstrates: Intense collaborationPassionate customer focusThoughtful, fast, disciplined executionTenacious commitment to continuous improvementRelentless drive to win Here is a glimpse of what you'll do: IP COUNSEL:Manage and support Nextracker' patent portfolio, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assessing patentability and enforceability of patent invention ideas, conducting patent mining meetings with engineering and product teams and advising the patent committeeAdvise on global patent and IP strategyOversee and coordinate with outside counsel as necessary with respect to intellectual property protectionManage the trademark application process globally; manage trademark renewals, watch notices and oppositionsSupport Legal team on IP disputes and litigation mattersManage open source compliance process and help develop new procedures to streamline review and approval of inbound open source softwareLead process for Nextracker engineers to participate in open source communities and projectsCounsel technical staff on IP-related issues for new products and featuresCreate policies, procedures, training programs, compliance programs and playbooks regarding IP protection and enforceabilityLICENSING COUNSEL:Responsible for in-bound (inorganic growth) and out-bound (royalty-bearing) technology licensesIP acquisitions and divestitures, joint development and commercialization agreements, and other complex strategic alliances and IP-related transactionsAbility to counsel executives and senior business managers on structuring and implementing new business models, and assessing related legal and operational risksWork closely with Nextracker's Product and Business Development teams to evaluate new business opportunitiesCOMPLIANCE COUNSEL:In this role, you would work be a member of Nextracker's Compliance Council, and assist the Chief Compliance Officer in coordinating the design, implementation and maintenance of Nextracker's broad compliance policies and procedures. Here is some of what you'll need (required): JD degree, with active membership in at least one state bar is required.5+ years relevant experience, including at least 3 years of in-house experience with a high-tech company. Other experience in a technology environment or with software related application will also be consideredExperience with patents, trademarks, copyrights and open sourceTechnical acumen, and a capacity to quickly learn new business and technology conceptsExperience with IP related investigations and competitive intelligenceStrong drafting and negotiation skills along with excellent business judgment and strategic thinking; keen interest in learning new technologiesAbility to independently raise questions, investigate decisions and develop solutions to maintain Nextracker's culture of business integritySound and practical business judgment, intellectual creativity, and problem-solving skillsExperience partnering with and providing support to Product and Engineering teams is preferredWillingness to broaden your practice to Compliance and Trade with ability to learn and work outside your comfort zone Here are a few examples of what you'll get for the great work you provide: Full range of medical benefits, dental, visionLife InsuranceBonus EligibilityMatching 401kTracking Free AttendanceTuition ReimbursementEmployee discounts at local retailersSS26Job CategoryLegalRelocationNot eligibleIs Sponsorship Available?NoFlex does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. Flex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Flex does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on: age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, pregnancy status or any other status protected by law. Flex provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request to express interest in a position by e-mailing: accessibility@ . Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Flex will be reviewed at the e-mail address. Flex will contact you if it is determined that your background is a match to the required skills required for this position. Thank you for considering a career with Flex.The information we collect:We may collect personal information that you choose to submit to us through the Website or otherwise provide to us. This may include your contact details; information provided in online questionnaires, feedback forms, or applications for employment; and information you provide such as CV/Resume. Your details will be provided to the entity you are applying for a job with. We will use your information for legitimate business purposes such as responding to comments or queries or answering questions; progressing applications for employment; allowing you to choose to share web content with others or; where you represent one of our customers or suppliers, administering the business relationship with that customer or supplier. We will process your data in accordance with our Recruitment Privacy Notice .If you have any queries about the processing of your data, please contact:Global Data Privacy Officer:Email Address: dataprotection@Flex is the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products that improve the world. Through the collective strength of a global workforce across 30 countries and responsible, sustainable operations, Flex delivers technology innovation, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions to various industries and end markets.Industry: Electrical/Electronic ManufacturingSDL2017

Keywords: Flextronics - The Flex Company, Fremont , Senior Corporate Counsel, Other , Fremont, California

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