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Verint Systems, Inc. Assistant GC, Senior IP Counsel in Boston, Massachusetts

At Verint, we believe customer engagement is the core of every global brand. Our mission is to help organizations elevate Customer Experience (CX) and increase workforce productivity by delivering CX Automation. We hire innovators with the passion, creativity, and drive to answer constantly shifting market challenges and deliver impactful results for our customers. Our commitment to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, and engaged team creates a collaborative environment that openly celebrates all cultures and affords personal and professional growth opportunities. Learn more at .

Overview of Job Function:

The Senior IP Counsel will be responsible for managing Verint’s global IP portfolio, including patents, copyrights, trade secrets / know-how; overseeing Verint’s FOSS policy and procedures; managing all global IP litigation; and supporting Verint’s M&A activities.

Principal Duties and Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage a patent portfolio of approximately 700 patents and applications worldwide, as well as assist Marketing in managing Verint’s trademark portfolio

  • Work with Verint’s inventors and IP committee to identify, harvest, prioritize, and develop the company’s existing and future IP assets

  • Understand Verint’s business, strategy, and existing IP portfolio to effectively determine which IP assets to pursue, which not to pursue, and which to prune, across Verint’s technologies and geographies.

  • Manage several outside patent, trademark, and FOSS counsel, as well as other external IP service providers, including ensuring the quality, speed, and efficiency of their work, as well as the department’s IP budget

  • Oversee patent and trademark prosecution and evaluate the preparation of applications and office action responses.

  • Prepare and maintain the department’s IP budget as well as reports on IP holdings and performance.

  • Manage and enhance Verint’s FOSS policy and procedures relative to both use and contribution, including monitoring compliance with attribution and other requirements and implementing automation where appropriate

  • Negotiate key inbound/outbound patent license and technology agreements when and as needed

  • Evaluate and risk-assess, and manage existing and potential future outbound patent or other IP licensing opportunities

  • Support the enforcement of Verint’s IP rights against, and the company’s defense against any infringement claims by, third parties; manage other IP-related litigation in the U.S. and abroad

  • Oversee patent infringement analyses, focusing on NPE assertions and responses

  • Evaluate and advise on IP risks and opportunities in M&A transactions and other strategic initiatives, including IP M&A due diligence

  • Review marketing materials, press releases, and other published materials for IP issues and to protect company IP rights, including website review and domain name management

  • Provide legal advice on IP matters to other members of the legal departments as well as to the engineering, marketing, and other business teams, including with respect to customer contracts, procurement contracts, and licensing agreements

  • Develop, maintain, and administer corporate IP policies, training materials, and compliance

Minimum Requirements:

  • JD from an accredited US law school

  • Admitted to a State Bar and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

  • 10 years of IP management experience in a combination of global operating companies (preferably software or technology companies) and nationally recognized law firms, including responsibility for IP strategy, patent prosecution, patent litigation, patent portfolio management and operations, IP counseling, IP licensing and litigation, and FOSS use and compliance.

  • Highly developed analytical, communications, collaboration and leadership skills

  • Creative, “out-of-the-box” thinker, with high integrity and excellent judgment

  • Ability to work independently, comfortable with remote working environment

  • Ability to effectively manage and communicate with geographically distributed teams in NA, EMEA, and APAC

  • Successful completion of a background screening process including, but not limited to, employment verifications, criminal search, OFAC, SS Verification, as well as credit and drug screening, where applicable and in accordance with federal and local regulations


• Experience with software engineering, software licensing, and cloud / SaaS and associated IP considerations


Verint Systems Inc. is committed to maintaining a workplace free from discrimination, retaliation, and sexual and any other form of harassment. Verint has a zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination, retaliation, or harassment including sexual harassment or any other form of harassment, based on one’s race (including but not limited to natural hair, hair texture, hair type and protective hairstyles), color, religion, national origin, or sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping, (including assumptions about a person’s behavior or appearance, gender roles, gender identity, gender expression including gender dysphoria, or transgender status), disability, alienage or citizenship or immigration status, marital status, creed, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, military or Veteran status, political affiliation, familial status, caregiver status, status as a victim of domestic violence, unemployment status, natural hairstyles, sexual and other reproductive health decision-making, or any other classification or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws (collectively, “Protected Characteristics”), will not be tolerated. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, compensation, training, leave of absence or termination.

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