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Patent Licensing Executive

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Date: Jul 19, 2021

Location: London, GB

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to inspire/make a difference in how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. 


To do that, we need the absolute best talent. Are you the one?


We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. Would you like to work on the latest entertainment technologies to deliver spectacular experiences with us? 



Patent Licensing Executive

Via Licensing is seeking a senior licensing executive based in London. This person will be responsible for licensing the company’s standards-essential patents (SEPs) including those in its audio and wireless pools, as well as other programs under development. 


Via Licensing, the leader in standards-based patent pool licensing, is accelerating the pace of its activities. As a member of the Via Licensing team, you’ll license patents developed by Via members, which have protected their IP and patents as they continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy communications and entertainment through connected devices. To accomplish these objectives, we are looking for the best licensing talent in the industry. Via offers a collaborative culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.


 The successful candidate will be an experienced licensing executive responsible for negotiating licenses for members’ contributions to the company’s “pools” on a global platform. He or she must have experience in negotiating, and especially closing, significant licenses to meet company objectives. Responsibilities include identifying, analyzing, and valuing patent licensing opportunities, negotiating terms, and closing subsequent licenses. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and presentation skills with demonstrated success in closing such deals. 


 Position Requirements/Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with standards-essential patent (SEP) licensing and standards bodies.
  • Relevant industry-related experience is highly desired.
  • The ability to support the development and execution of strategic assertion campaigns. 
  • Technical and legal proficiency framed in a business mentality 
  • Experience developing and implementing retailer campaigns is highly desired.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills facilitating effective presentations, with the ability to interact effectively with clients and business leaders at all levels; must be able to identify critical issues requiring action and convey them in a manner that is useful to clients and prospective licensees alike.
  • Experience working in diverse cultural settings with due consideration for local traditions, behaviors, and business practices is a must.
  • The person should amplify team engagement, employing adaptability and flexibility and efficient management of both internal and external resources. 
  • Effective leadership with strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to function well in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Works collegially and pro-actively with various teams across the company to advise on licensing issues, including initial technical assessment of potential assertions.
  • Quick study, able to handle complex matters with multiple initiatives going on simultaneously.
  • Self-starter that is effective in driving change throughout the business and gaining buy-in.
  • Must exercise sound judgment, be able to work independently and with teams efficiently under time/pressure constraints and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess outstanding credentials with demonstrated success in closing deals. 


Additional Preferred Competencies:

  • Strategic Development and Execution – Able to develop and execute strategies that advance licensing discussions in support of overall business objectives.
  • Effective Presentation and Teamwork – Able to effectively express ideas in written and oral context, to work attentively and productively with other team members and internal clients, and manage toward the achievement of team and organizational goals. 
  • Technical and IP Proficiency – Maintains and enhances technical and professional knowledge related to the development and defense of IP globally.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility – Able to work effectively within a variety of situations, proactively recognizes and addresses existing or emerging risks adapts to changes both internally and in the broader/external context.
  • Ability to influence decisions toward positive outcomes.


Dolby Hiring Entity:
4-6 Soho Square