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IP and Technology Transactions Counsel

Posted on: 11 May 2019 133 views
: IP and Technology Transactions Counsel
: Cummins Inc.
: JD
: 5
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IP and Technology Transactions Counsel


Corporate Counsel IP/Commercial

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right .

The Cummins Legal function provides a full range of legal services in support of Cummins Inc. and its consolidated businesses. Our United States staff is located in Columbus and Indianapolis, IN. We also have international legal offices located in the United Kingdom, India, Australia, Brazil, China and Mexico and Africa. Through these various offices, we are able to support our businesses throughout the world.

This is an exciting Corporate Counsel IP/Commercial opportunity based in Indianapolis, IN, with some travel to Columbus, IN, and offers diverse in-house responsibilities.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Responsible for handling a variety of complex legal matters or projects across a wide range of businesses, regions and/or functions.

  • Recognized as a developing expert in IP law, specialty, function or geographic region; negotiates legal matters within the individual’s realm of responsibility; acts as a resource to others

  • May be allocated responsibility to support in management of a relationship with a business unit, business segment, region, or function

  • Responsible for project and matter management with limited supervision; exercises independent judgment

  • Shares in management of outside counsel relationships

  • Acts as trusted advisor for mid to high level management; has strong grasp of business environment; effectively partners with clients to identify and design needed improvements; provides legal as well as practical advice within the appropriate business context; understands and manages client expectations

  • Assists in development of legal strategies for the business

  • May influence or contribute to overall objectives and goals of organization

  • Provides support and leadership in legal function projects

  • May supervise and/or mentor one or more junior lawyers, paralegals or administrative assistants


  • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school

  • Professional license to practice law in one state

  • At least 5-7 years legal experience in IP with a law firm, U.S. government, in-house or a combination

  • B.S in engineering preferred but not required

  • Strong transactional background, with significant experience negotiating and drafting contracts (M&A experience not required, but preferred);

  • Patent prosecution and/or litigation experience is a plus; and general understanding of and ability to identify issues with respect to antitrust laws



Analytical Reasoning - The ability to evaluate and analyze data and information, draw conclusions and present an argument based upon the analysis. The use of critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem solving skills are critical to analytical reasoning.

Influencing - Encourages others to change their mindset and/or behaviors to achieve positive results. Presents convincing justification for others to accept ideas and plans. Encourages the open expression of opinions and disagreements. Effectively gains commitment with others to produce high quality work.

Communication - Written And Verbal - Effectively expresses messages and ideas in a clear, organized and relevant manner for a variety of audiences. Develops organized, complete, and convincing communications. Ability to communicate effectively to different levels of the organization.

Relationship Management - Develops rapport, builds trust, and creates value in relationships. Identifies networking opportunities and effectively communicates across functions, BU's, and with both internal and external business partners.

Conflict Management - Deals with conflict in a way that recognizes and manages differing opinions and ideas and refocuses them in a positive and productive manner. Brings conflict and disagreement into the open and attempts to offer a fair resolution collaboratively while maintaining a constructive working relationship.

Set The Aim - Develops implementation plans that have a clear line of sight to and positive impact on the strategy; ensures execution plans are aligned with vision/mission/values, strategic principles and goal trees.

Strategic Risk Assessment - Takes an analytical approach and uses tools to support the decision being made. Takes opportunities and evaluates situations to initiate action that produces the highest level of positive results while minimizing negative impact. Anticipates and mitigates issues that may arise. Engages appropriate level of input for potential solutions before taking action. Ensures decisions made are aligned with company goals.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

Degree in law

License to practice law in home jurisdiction

Compensation and Benefits

Base annual salary commensurate with experience plus annual variable compensation. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for this opportunity to start your career with Cummins today.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Indianapolis-US, IN, Indianapolis, Cummins DBU Headquarters

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Aug 9, 2018, 3:59:43 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

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