Group Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property (IP), GN Group
Are you an experienced IP lawyer who wants to become a central part of an experienced legal team in an innovative, international, and dynamic environment at a global market leading tech company? Then you might be our new colleague
Join us at GN – we make life sound better
At GN we design and manufactures world-leading intelligent audio and video communication solutions. We have consumer, professional and medical-grade products and expertise, all under one roof.
Inspired by people and driven by our passion for innovation, we leverage technologies to deliver unique user experiences that bring people closer through the power of sound.
GN's market leading solutions are marketed under brands such as ReSound, Beltone, Interton, SteelSeries, Jabra, BlueParrott and FalCom in more than 100 countries. GN Group employs over 7000 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).
Welcome to Group Legal International, part of Corporate Affairs
You will be part of our Corporate Affairs function, which supports the whole GN Group world-wide with all legal matters, risk & compliance programs, intellectual property rights information security and data privacy. A function of +60 highly professional, passionate, and supportive colleagues in an international cross-functional organization, all await to welcome you to the team.
As our new Group Legal Counsel, IP, you will be based at our global HQ located in Ballerup, Denmark.
In Group Legal, we believe in the power of learning from one another and working collaboratively to face challenges head-on.
Our mission is clear: to provide legal counsel that upholds the highest standards and ensures uninterrupted continuity in pursuit of GN's strategic goals.
Joining our group, you will experience a corporate culture that blends professionalism, mutual respect, and a strong team spirit, where helping each other is at the core. We don't just work together; we genuinely enjoy each other's company both inside and outside the office.
What will do be doing?
You will be part of a business-oriented, passionate, and supportive in-house legal team focusing on IP that provides best-in-class support within all business areas at HQ, EMEA, APAC and LATAM. As part of a diverse organization, you will work closely with colleagues across the global business becoming a trusted IP advisor to HQ functions, as well as regional stakeholders around the world.
You will assist and support our diverse organization on IP matters by utilizing your sound judgment, legal knowledge, and expertise across a wide range of areas and different types of tasks, all with the overall objective of securing GN’s intellectual property rights.
Specifically, your job will include a variety of exciting tasks, including in particular:
Acting as the subject-matter IP expert within GN’s legal team by sparring with and assisting other team members on IP centric contractual issues, particularly in the context of patents
Being a proactive legal business partner to Group IPR, particularly in the context of potential or ongoing IP related disputes with third parties. Taking part in legal risk analysis, settlement negotiations and providing litigation support in patent infringement and/or misappropriation of trade secrets actions. Support on management of stakeholders and external counsel
Providing legal support to the R&D organizations within GN with regard to contracts, which have important IP implications, such as cooperation with universities or other research partners, joint development agreements and/or license agreements (including for standard essential patents)
Software license agreements; review and interpretation of standard software license agreements, including open-source software license terms, as well as drafting and negotiating ad hoc license terms for e.g., GN SDKs or other proprietary software
Contributing to the continued development of IP understanding across the Group through internal training and support
As our work is global, some travel may be required when cases and projects necessitate it
Sound good so far? Here’s what you’ll need to succeed and create results:
Education: You hold a master’s degree in law (a Danish Cand.Jur. will be considered an advantage).
Experience: We are open to your level of experience, where we believe that you have you have specialist knowledge and broad experience with Patents, IP litigation, supporting R&D functions, trade secrets and software licensing. Moreover, you have a strong legal background with experience from a well-reputed law firm or large corporation including experience as a qualified lawyer. Candidates with less seniority but talent and the right experience may however also be considered for the position.
Excellent communication skills: Fluently in written and spoken English and Danish, whereby you can communicate with internal and external stakeholders at all organizational levels in a clear and concise manner. The ability to work in other languages is a strong asset since we are an international organization with colleagues in over 50 different countries.
Can-do attitude: You are positive, proactive and have a can-do mentality with a natural instinct to take responsibility, set a direction, prioritize, and drive a process.
Business Acumen: You are pragmatic and open-minded in your approach to solving challenges, with the ability to find pragmatic solutions that work in the real world rather than legal solutions that only look good on paper.
Work Approach: You are pragmatic and open-minded in your approach to solving challenges, with the ability to find pragmatic solutions that work in the real world rather than legal solutions that only look good on paper.
Trustworthy: You are organized, structured, and service-minded with the ability to manage multiple cases at simultaneously while prioritizing deadlines in a dynamic environment. You work well independently as well as part of a team.
The GN culture
GN’s values listen, challenge, and transform form our culture. We greet every day with energy, engagement, and enthusiasm, bringing our best selves and approaching problem-solving and challenges with a ‘glass half full’ attitude. We’re independent, but we also know when two heads are better than one.
Our leaders are supportive, our teams are tight-knit, and we believe in the power of collaboration across every level of our organization.
So, if you are looking for a career that blends professional growth with a supportive and positive atmosphere, you will fit right in.
What we offer you
While making a big difference for all our customers, we also believe in creating a fantastic and flexible work environment. We want everyone to contribute with their ideas and encourage everyone to contribute with improvements that can benefit our products or the way we do things. We believe this is stimulating for our organization and for all team members.
Our workplace offers plenty of different benefits and flexibility to keep us happy and healthy and allow us to focus on what matters to us in and outside of work. We hope you are curious to explore and engage in the recruitment process with us.
Think you have what it takes? Apply now!
To apply, use the ‘APPLY’ link no later than 1st of October 2023. Applications are assessed on a continuous basis. Therefore, we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible.
If you want to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact Senior Group Legal Counsel Maria Dam Jørgensen on +45 6169 6662.
We hope you will join us on this journey and good luck with your application!
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