Patent Counsel at Netflix

Patent Counsel

  • Remote, United States
  • Los Gatos, California
  • Legal and Public Policy

Now is an amazing time to join Netflix as we seek to entertain the world. We have over 200 million paid members in over 190 countries, and we won’t stop there. As we grow globally, we have increasing opportunities to communicate with and delight our members and prospective members in new ways. As part of our small but mighty patent legal team, you will have a chance to make impactful contributions.

We are looking for an experienced patent counsel to join our group and partner closely with our engineering teams responsible for providing innovative features and delivery models for both our streaming and gaming services that delight our members around the world. In this role, you will help protect our innovation by providing practical intellectual property counseling on topics such as patents, publications, trade secrets, and open source. You will also be developing the patent portfolio by understanding our business, working with our engineers, making filing decisions, and partnering with our law firms to prosecute our patent assets. Although the role is a remote position, there is an option to report into our Los Gatos office.

To be considered for this role, you will:

Have 3+ years of patent prosecution experience and be admitted to the USPTO bar and membership in good standing in at least one state bar. Skilled in drafting patent applications and office action responses in order to partner with outside counsel in patent prosecution. In-house experience is a plus but not required.

To thrive in this role, you should:

  • Be curious and enjoy figuring out how technology works;
  • Highly value being part of, and contributing to, a diverse and inclusive team;
  • Be a creative problem solver;
  • Embrace ambiguity;
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.