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Intellectual Property and software licensing counsel
2 months ago | 247 views | 1 applications

Intellectual Property and software licensing counsel

Per year
$90,000 To $117,000

About the company

We are a team of world class builders and researchers with expertise across several domains: Ethereum Protocol Engineering, Layer-2, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Miner Extractable Value (MEV), Smart Contract Development, Security Auditing and Formal Verification. Working to solve some of the most challenging problems in the blockchain space, we frequently collaborate with renowned companies, such as Ethereum Foundation, StarkWare, Gnosis Chain, Aave, Flashbots, xDai, Open Zeppelin, Forta Protocol, Energy Web, POA Network and many more. We actively contribute to Ethereum core development, EIP’s and network upgrades together with the Ethereum Foundation, and other client teams.

Job Summary


📍Day to day review and negotiation of IP licenses across the entirety of public domain, permissive, LGPL, copyleft and proprietary licences 📍Taking such action as is necessary to protect Nethermind’s rights in relation to its portfolio of software IP, and to maximise the value of Nethermind’s IP generally 📍Providing key internal and external stakeholders with advice on licensing issues 📍Owning Nethermind’s relationships with relevant external providers such as law firms, patent and trademark attorneys, registries, alliances etc. Managing budgets in relation to each 📍Rigorous evaluation of trends to reduce legal risks associated with licensing decisions 📍Advising on market changes and providing strategic recommendations, writing and maintaining relevant policies 📍Constantly suggesting ideas for process improvement and optimization 📍To the extent time is available, working with the rest of the Nethermind Legal team (four people) on other non-IP related projects, such as commercial transactions, investments and other inhouse legal team matters 📍Reporting to Chief Legal Officer


📍Bachelor’s degree in law or any related field with 2 years of post qualification experience 📍Background at prestigious law firm 📍Knowledge and experience of all market standard licences 📍Knowledge of key patent and trademark registries 📍Strong numerical skills, to help gain credibility with Nethermind’s coders and other staff 📍Ability to collaborate with all levels of management to organize, plan and achieve Nethermind’s IP goals 📍Happy using Slack, Notion, Excel etc

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