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Job Title: Sr. Corporate Counsel, IP Litigation
Company Name: Nintendo
Location: Redmond, WA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/06/2018
Expire Date: 05/04/2019
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Computers, Software, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Legal, Counseling, Web Technology
Job Description
Sr. Corporate Counsel, IP Litigation

Nintendo of America Inc.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.5 billion video games and more than 710 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
  • Analyzes complex technology issues and related patents 
  • Manages outside counsel in all facets of complex litigation
  • Fully conversant with design and operation of company products
  • Performs diverse and complex legal tasks within and between specialty areas
  • Partners with senior leadership to develop strategy in response to claims and cases
  • Drafts and negotiates license agreements or other high-risk settlement agreements
  • Works closely with engineering departments and parent company on product technology issues that may impact claims or litigation
  • Responds to legal inquiries from Nintendo Company Limited (NCL), and Nintendo of America, Inc. (NOA) personnel
  • Communicates with and directs outside contacts, including outside counsel, with respect to litigation, risk management, intellectual property, and/or contract matters
  • Negotiates, monitors, and reports on adverse claims prior to and during litigation relating to the company’s personnel, property, goods or services
  • Reviews company activities and policies for legal compliance and adherence to domestic and foreign governmental policies and regulations
  • Provides legal advice to company departments, subsidiaries, and affiliates
  • Develops and conducts in-house training seminars
  • Maintains knowledge of current legal issues
  • Develops and leads cross functional project teams
  • May supervise direct or dotted-line report employees.
  • Up to 20% travel

Qualifications & Requirements
  • Minimum ten years of relevant experience
    as a practicing lawyer with increasing levels of responsibility for
    complex casework
  • Working knowledge of a variety of legal areas
    intellectual property, patent and
    commercial litigation, and product liability issues 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Law degree
  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer
    Science or significant software experience; computer industry experience
    desirable; advanced technical degree a plus
  • Membership in the Washington State Bar Association
    or other comparable state qualification


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