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Senior Manager, IP Business Development

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Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: Seoul, KR

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.



At Dolby, IP is an integral part of our business and we’re looking for someone who’s passionate about all things patents to join our team! The ideal candidate will be a qualified patent attorney or agent with an entrepreneurial spirit looking to focus on business development.  This role would concentrate on identifying emerging technologies, use-cases and market trends - especially for standardized technology in the entertainment and communications industries - creating new opportunities for the development, acquisition and licensing of standards-essential patents.


Based in our Seoul office, this role reports into our Director of IP Business Development.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify emerging technologies, standards, use-cases and market trends creating new opportunities for research and development, contributions to standards and the development, acquisition and licensing of standards-essential patents, especially in the entertainment and communications industries
  • Conduct patent landscaping, financial modelling and patent valuations, analyzing third-party patents and standards documents
  • Manage domestic and foreign external brokers supporting patent acquisition activities
  • Conduct due diligence and other support in negotiations and agreements related to patent acquisitions
  • Support in the development of new patent licensing programs, advising on royalty structures and financial models
  • Collaborate with internal technical, standards, legal, business and finance stakeholders
  • International travel


Education, Skills, Abilities, and Experience Required:

  • Patent attorney or agent, preferably with a technical background in digital signal processing
  • Experience in patent exploitation and related transactions, including patent acquisitions
  • Experience with standards bodies such as ETSI, MPEG or 3GPP is desirable
  • Proactive and go getter attitude with ability to work with minimal direction
  • Proficient in Excel with strong financial modelling and presentation skills



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