Shell Careers Houston – Patent Attorney

Website Royal Dutch Shell

Job Description:

The new Legal Services Intellectual Property (LSIP) Integrated Gas (IG) and New Energies (NE) Patent Attorney will be located in Houston and contribute to the global LSIP IG & NE team led by the Associate General Counsel (“AGC”) LSIP IG & NE. She or he will primarily support the Shell NE Business and Projects and Technology Directorate in executing the NE business strategy, by providing IP subject matter expertise, including legal and strategic advice on IP creation, protection, use and exploitation for the benefit of Shell. Given the mandate of the LSIP IG NE team, this patent attorney will, from time to time, also support the PT Directorate in executing the IG business strategy.
Legal Services Intellectual Property IG & NE (“LSIP IG&NE”) is a part of the Shell Legal Department and provides Intellectual Property (“IP”) subject matter expertise to the dynamic, fast-paced and growing Shell New Energies business as well as to the Shell business lawyers who directly support that business. LSIP IG&NE also partners with Shell’s Projects & Technology (P&T) Directorate in its technical support of the NE business – including NE-related long range research technology development and collaborations.
Shell’s NE business was created in 2016 to help achieve its strategic ambitions a world class investment case, to thrive during the energy transition and to earn a strong societal license to operate. With an entrepreneurial lens and through inorganic and organic growth, NE looks to integrate Shell’s own technical and commercial expertise, know-how and existing partnerships with that of new partners from a variety of industries to create new business and operating models for the future. If the right projects are available, Shell will invest up to $2 US B annually in its NE business until 2022 and will focus on new fuels for transport, including advanced biofuels, hydrogen and charging for electric vehicles; and power, including from wind, solar and natural gas.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree related to the core technologies associated with the NE business – chemistry, bio-chemistry, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science – is sought. Legal and commercial experience with software, cloud computing and integration, the internet of things, artificial intelligence, blockchain, network technologies, data as an asset, preferred.
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school required.
  • Licensed to practice before the Texas Bar and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) required.
  • Minimum of four (4) years (preferably global) experience as an IP attorney, including IP experience in the A&D (primarily acquisition), venturing, private equity, power, project and new business development arenas; and experience with a variety of counterparties and partners across a range of sectors and geographies.
  • Experience with the IP elements of SPAs, joint development, joint industry and consortia agreements, technology funding, technology transfer and patent and technology licensing is required.
  • Experience preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications, managing post-grant issues and preparing invalidity and non-infringement opinions. Co-creating IP strategies in support of business outcomes, supporting and/or leading IP forums, and working with the client to develop fit for purpose performance indicators in support of commercially-focused IP portfolio management will be core elements of the role.

Job Details:

Company: Royal Dutch Shell

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Houston, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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