Posted Jan 06

Legal Specialist, Intellectual Property

NBC Universal
Universal City, CA Full Time

Role Summary

The Legal Specialist, Intellectual Property will support the IP legal department in its IP strategy and policy practices


Research, track and evaluate developments in domestic and international IP law that affect the exploitation, protection and value of the company’s intellectual property, including draft legislation, government policy studies, rulemakings and caselaw in the areas of copyright (including content protection), trademark, patent, trade secrets and rights-of-publicity

Prepare summaries and analyses of proposed IP legislation, policy studies and rulemakings

Develop, maintain and update systems for capturing and tracking global IP legal developments with implications for NBCUniversal’s business

Assist IP Counsel in developing substantive IP policy recommendations for NBCUniversal federal, state and international government affairs organizations

Work with IP department staff in preparing briefing materials for NBCUniversal businesses on IP implications of potential legislative and policy developments

Maintain a positive attitude and demonstrate an ability to be flexible in a rapidly changing business environment

Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements Basic Qualifications

Either a law degree OR a Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years of experience in a copyright-related practice at a law firm, government or in-house legal group

Familiarity with intellectual property law, and copyright law in particular

Eligibility Requirements

Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics Desired Characteristics

Strong academic credentials.

Outstanding research and analysis skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Ability to work efficiently and effectively with a large volume of work.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to quickly and accurately file and keep records.

Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and demonstrated ability to quickly master new database systems.

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