The Mastercard Intellectual Property (IP) Team works collaboratively to protect the company’s innovation and brands around the world, in addition to mitigating IP risks. The team is looking for an experienced European patent attorney to join our dynamic IP team at Mastercard. This is a unique opportunity to play a vital role in the IP strategy of Mastercard for one of its major regions.
The European IP counsel provides expert legal advice and support as part of Mastercard's Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology legal function to MasterCard's technology and product development groups based in Europe. The European IP regional counsel functions as part of the global IP team, as well as the Europe regional legal teams. Located in MasterCard’s London office, the successful candidate will provide services to Mastercard’s technology groups throughout the European region. The European IP regional counsel will work closely with technology groups located within the region, such as the Mobile Centre in London and the Chip Centre in Waterloo, Belgium, in addition to being the main IP contact with Mastercard Labs in Europe.
The European IP counsel establishes IP policies in the region, in particular with reference to the development of IP strategies to maximize protection in areas of growing importance to the business teams, such as standards organizations in the mobile space, partnerships and merchant relationships.
The successful candidate will be responsible for strategic patent prosecution and oversight of outside counsel. It would be a significant advantage to have experience in representing clients at Oppositions/Oral hearings/Appeals at the European Patent Office. The candidate may be expected to support matters relating to infringement, validity, patent litigation and licensing matters. Experience directly interacting with clients and preparing, filing and managing own files.