Entrust Corporation

Intellectual Property Attorney

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  • Full Time
  • Shakopee, MN

Job Description

Career Growth, Flexibility and Collaboration!

Entrust is dedicated to keeping the world moving safely by enabling trusted identities, payments, and data protection around the globe. Headquartered in Minnesota, we offer our colleagues the ability to work globally, in a flexible and collaborative environment. Our team makes an impact!!

The Company: Entrust relies on curious, dedicated and innovative individuals whom anticipate the future and provide solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure world. Entrust’s technologies and expertise help government agencies, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 150 countries serve and safeguard citizens, employees and consumers.

We Believe: Securing identities is most effective when we value all identities. We are committed to ensuring that, through diversity and inclusion, the many voices that make up our communities are heard. From unconscious bias training for managers to global affinity groups that create connections both within and across our enterprise, Entrust expects and encourages all individuals to accept and respect one another. And, of course, to be themselves.

We’re looking for a Intellectual Property Attorney  

The primary responsibility of the Intellectual Property Attorney is to work closely with the development teams to identify and protect Entrust inventions, map competitor patent portfolios, conduct freedom to operate reviews, and support the commercial teams by reviewing intellectual property contracts and clauses.  The position will report to the Senior Intellectual Property Attorney and will help support global IP processes in the dynamic payments, identity and data spaces.  The Intellectual Property Attorney is expected to perform the responsibilities detailed below and other duties as assigned.     

This role is hybrid, which means the selected candidate will work from our HQ located in Shakopee, MN a portion of their time, based on company needs.

  • We offer flexibility

  • We offer a diverse work environment

  • Futureproof your career with a job in information security


How you will make an impact: 

  • Work with development teams and outside counsel to develop the global patent portfolio, especially in the digital platform and SaaS spaces

  • Participate in IP review meetings

  • Map competitor patent portfolios and support freedom to operate processes

  • Draft, review and negotiate IP contracts and clauses in support of the Entrust business segments

  • Provide legal support and guidance to a global organization on a broad range of intellectual property matters as required

  • Collaborate with internal clients at all levels to effectively minimize legal risk to the business while supporting and assisting in the achievement of the company’s business and strategic objectives

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the company’s business and business practices; engage in a participative and proactive style of legal practice in order to best serve internal clients

  • Work in collaboration with other in-house attorneys and outside counsel

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies



Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a scientific or technical discipline

  • Juris Doctor degree

  • 2+ years of experience in the intellectual property field  

  • Admission to the Bar of at least one state (preferably MN)

  • Admission to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Must be able to lawfully work within the US and have unrestricted work authorization for US 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

  • Experience working with software and/or digital platform technology and patents

  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions (including due diligence and integration activity)

  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment for a successful, growing company with very high expectations

  • Experience drafting and/or reviewing confidentiality, license, joint development or other technology agreements

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams, take leadership role in driving solutions, and work under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Excellent business judgment with the ability to make decisions and give advice that demonstrates an understanding of overall business objectives

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

  • Prior in-house experience is a plus

Why Should You Apply?

  • Leader in the security industry

  • Friendly, supportive & knowledgeable teams

  • Opportunities for on-the-job training

  • You’ll help secure identities!


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For US roles, or where applicable:

Entrust is an EEO/AA/Disabled/Veterans Employer

For Canadian roles, or where applicable:

Entrust values diversity and inclusion and we are committed to building a diverse workforce with wide perspectives and innovative ideas. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds, and we strive to provide an accessible experience for candidates of all abilities.

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