• IP Counsel

    Job Location CA-BC-Vancouver
    Job ID
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    Job Type
    Permanent Full Time
  • Job Description

    IP Counsel

    Vancouver, Canada

    Avigilon (TSX: AVO) provides trusted security solutions to the global market. Avigilon designs, develops, and manufactures video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions. Avigilon’s solutions have been installed at thousands of customer sites, including school campuses, transportation systems, healthcare centers, public venues, critical infrastructure, prisons, factories, casinos, airports, financial institutions, government facilities, and retailers.

    Position Overview:

    Relates to:         Legal Department

    Job Location:     Vancouver, Canada

    The IP Counsel will be a key member of Avigilon’s Intellectual Property team and Legal Department. The individual’s primary responsibility will be to provide timely, responsive and proactive advice and support in relation to the maintenance, development, and protection of Avigilon’s patent, trademark and industrial design portfolios.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Primary responsibilities include:
      • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications
      • Working with our Product Development team to identify novel technologies developed by Avigilon
      • Working with our Patent Committee to facilitate informed business decision making
      • Conducting patent searches, infringement analysis and claim charting
      • Where necessary, engaging and working with external legal counsel to assist with the development and protection of Avigilon’s IP assets, while managing the relationship to ensure efficiency, cost-effectiveness and a solid work product
    • Secondary or general responsibilities include:
      • Supporting the day-to-day activities of Avigilon’s Patent Licensing Program and Innovation Program including invention disclosure processing
      • Working with other members of the Legal Department to review and assess IP-related issues in the context of commercial contracts, product documentation, disclosure documents, marketing materials, and other corporate documents
      • Due diligence on potential acquisitions of IP assets
      • Identifying, assessing and resolving applicable legal issues independently and providing effective, timely and implementable solutions
      • Proactively monitoring and advising on legal developments that may impact our business and help set strategic objectives


    • Registered Patent Agent with CIPO (or actively pursuing that accreditation)
      • Registered practitioner qualified to practice directly before the USPTO will be considered an asset
      • Member in good standing with applicable provincial/territorial Law Society will be considered an asset
    • Undergraduate degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant field
    • Minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience acquired in a top-tier patent agency/law firm or tech company
      • US patent litigation and/or post-issuance proceedings experience will be considered an asset
    • Creative thinker and problem solver
    • Ability to exercise good judgment of when to escalate issues
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (oral and written)
    • Strong organizational and time-management skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities
    • Strong research and analytical skills, detail oriented, and ability to make sound legal recommendations


    Perks and Benefits:


    As a full-time employee at Avigilon, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes MSP, extended health, dental and medical insurance while travelling. You will also receive a health spending account to cover additional healthcare costs, such as vision care, RMT and chiropractor visits.


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