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Compliance Analyst

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Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: San Francisco, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. 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 revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. 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. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.



Via Licensing Corporation is an independently managed global intellectual property solutions provider dedicated to enabling innovation in partnership with technology companies, entertainment companies and universities around the world. Via develops and manages licensing programs on behalf of highly innovative companies in markets such as audio, wireless, broadcast, and automotive. Via is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Inc., a company with more than 50 years of experience in innovation. For more information about Via, please visit


Based in San Francisco and reporting to the Sr. Manager, Global Compliance, this position will be a member of Via’s compliance team and will support the customer audit process. The position will be accountable for identifying, preparing, and supporting the execution of compliance reviews and initiatives within Via.



  • Perform internal and external market analysis and financial background research on Licensees targeted for audit
  • Assist in the implementation of Compliance procedures and processes in line with industry best practices
  • Maintain quarterly reporting analysis of licensed companies and their reporting status for all programs
  • Review new accounts, identify any past practice and verify initial reporting by Licensee
  • Oversee and follow up on email notices to Licensees
  • Investigate non-reporting and non-paying Licensees and begin the breach process, if applicable
  • As needed, integrate strong technical and licensing knowledge to manage and execute audits

      through the entire process, from audit announcement to audit completion

  • Maintain Licensee product marketing
  • Analyze quarterly reports submitted by Licensees under their Patent License Agreements and respond to any discrepancies or changes in sales trends
  • Assist in identifying companies who are infringing patents licensed through Via’s various licensing
  • programs and transition these leads to the appropriate regional Sales representative for further investigation, as needed
  • Perform segment reporting on a quarterly basis
  • Maintain current Audit status in
  • Perform audit notification uptick analysis and post audit period analysis



  • Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis in Business, Economics or Accounting preferred
  • Two to three years Big 4 audit and/or forensics audit experience preferred
  • Three years direct experience in license compliance, royalty accounting, intellectual property contract administration, or licensing accounting
  • Solid understanding of technology and licensing in the context of intellectual property
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to make prudent business decisions
  • Ability to interface well with other departments inside Via in support of the Global Compliance Program
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with Licensees, including those who do not speak English as their native language
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, (i.e. Excel, Word, and Outlook), have experience working with databases or record repository applications and experience with


Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12


Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland