Assistant General Counsel (HID1741)

Austin, TX North AmericaUSAustin, TX
HID Global
Job Type: 
Functional Area: 
Legal and Compliance
Job Level: 
Mid-Senior Level

Job ID: HID1741

Travel: up to 10-15%

#Securing your Future!

We are a growing multinational technical security company based in Austin that offers its employees a fun work environment, flexibility, and career opportunity.

The Assistant Intellectual Property Counsel will have at least 5 years of experience in a wide-range of intellectual property legal matters from which to: (i) shape and execute intellectual property strategies to support business goals using sound, practical judgment and good business sense; and (ii) counsel and educate business leaders and product marketing teams on intellectual property matters.


What you will be doing?

  • Optimize HID’s worldwide trademark portfolio, including trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance, oppositions, and cancellations;
  • Perform trademark clearance, including analyzing search reports and providing opinions, guidance, and advice to business teams regarding the availability of trademarks for use and/or registration;
  • Advise on copyright related matters including copyright registrations and copyright permission requests in domestic and international jurisdictions;
  • Develop strategy and advise regarding domain registrations, gTLD strategy, domain related enforcement matters (UDRPs, notice, takedowns, and settlements), and social media issues;
  • Coordinate and conduct legal review of marketing materials and corporate communications to ensure compliance with trademark, copyright, domain, and advertising laws;
  • Create and deliver training to business teams regarding various trademark, copyright, domain name, and advertising legal issues and developments;
  • Direct external legal counsel and designated service providers;
  • Support commercial and M&A transactions, including IP reviews of potential acquisition targets and IP portfolio integration;
  • Supervise intake and onboarding of acquired IP portfolios;
  • Analyze potential infringement claims and assist with domestic and international enforcement matters, including UDRP proceedings, C&D letters, oppositions, cancellations, settlements, and litigations;
  • Draft and negotiate marketing agreements, licenses, settlement or coexistence agreements, agency agreements, content development agreements, and other agreements; and
  • Work collaboratively with internal cross-functional teams that support anti-counterfeiting activities.


What we are looking for?

  • Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from a top rated law school;
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one state; and
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in IP and technology law, including at least 3 years prior practice with a nationally recognized IP firm. In-house counsel experience desirable.


Why Should You Apply?

  • Excellent terms and conditions
  • Reasonable /Flexible hours
  • On-the-job training and development
  • Work as part of a global team



HID Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran 


HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things. Every day millions of people in more than 100 countries use our products and services to securely access physical and digital places. Over 2 billion things that need to be identified, verified and tracked are connected through HID Global’s technology. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. We work with governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet—helping them to create trusting and trusted physical and digital environments so that they and the people who use them can fulfill their potential. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit