Senior Director, Patent Enforcement

Tivo San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 3 months ago

Hi. We're TiVo. At our core, we're innovators who continuously seek to fuel the ultimate entertainment experience. We touch the lives of binge-watching, music-loving, entertainment fanatics every day by inventing and delivering beautiful user experiences, and enable the world's leading media and entertainment providers to nurture more meaningful relationships with their audiences.

We work hard, celebrate success and challenge everyone in our organization to make an impact. If you are as passionate as we are about the intersection of technology and entertainment, join us today.


  • Patent Claims Assertions: Significant background in preparing and presenting patent-related infringement analyses in patent licensing negotiations

  • Patent Mining: identification of patents relevant to a particular target from existing portfolio, coordinating patent analysis to demonstrate quality of TiVo portfolio; mine portfolio for additional patents to unlock new value from portfolio.

  • Coordination of business analysis: building business case for target company approach, sourcing data relevant to patent infringement case.

  • Infringement detection: analysis of competitor products and coordinating reverse engineering, liaising with technical experts.

  • Claim charting: developing compelling evidence that clearly demonstrates target company infringement

  • Licensing package development: building presentation decks that comprehensively show need for a patent license

  • Presentation of chart charts and patent portfolio materials and comprehensive defense of portfolio in licensing discussions

  • Communication of outcomes from licensing discussions with patent portfolio group to enhance development of patent portfolio

  • Liaising with litigation and patent prosecution functions to ensure strategy aligned and portfolio development aligned with licensing strategy


  • Exceptional legal and negotiation skills

  • Substantial intellectual property experience with an emphasis on patent licensing, litigation and prosecution

  • Significant background in preparing and presenting patent-related analyses in patent licensing negotiations, IP opinions, discovery and motion practice, pretrial and trial activities, appeals and settlements for complex high technology patent cases

  • Experience in patent litigation and/or opinions and portfolio management

  • J.D. from a top law school followed by at least 7 years of experience at a preeminent law firm and/or in-house department of a world-class technology company

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, physics or substantially similar technical field from a top-rated university

  • Experience in patent preparation, prosecution and portfolio management with a focus on software, internet applications and related technologies

  • Eligibility to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Technical industry experience a plus

  • Excellent drafting and communication skills

  • Ability to manage fast-paced workload and add value to multiple projects simultaneously

  • Motivated professional with high standards who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job and who can work effectively across departments

Benefits & Perks

Our employees and their families are important to us and our comprehensive pay, stocks and benefits programs reflect that. TiVo supports personal well-being, builds financial security, and enables employees to share in the success of TiVo. Rewards include:

  • Competitive compensation (salary, equity and bonuses) and comprehensive benefits designed to foster work-life balance, care for your health, protect your finances, and help you save and invest for the future.

  • Generous paid time away from work including vacation, holidays, sick time, and 2 days of paid time off each year to serve and learn through TiVo Community Outreach.

  • Great perks, which vary by location and can include: employee discounts, transportation reimbursements, subsidized cafes and fitness facilities, conveniences such as dry cleaning and car washes, and recycling programs.

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TiVo Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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