The Riot Legal Team has the responsibility to constantly provide the highest quality legal services that fully align with Riot's company mission of putting players first. Figuring out what's "best for the company" always begins with thinking about what's "best for players." Every policy or contract that we draft; every lawsuit that we file or defend against; every letter we send; and all the legal advice that we give to our business partners is always done with our players' interests in mind.
As IP Counsel, reporting to the Head of Legal for Games & Intellectual Property, you'll play a major role in all areas of intellectual property law, including by providing support for Riot's IP and commercial litigation docket; IP enforcement efforts; prosecution of copyrights, trademarks and patents; and IP clearance questions. You'll help Riot navigate the intersection of new technology, game development, and the law. You'll work closely with outside counsel and a small team of in-house attorneys and paralegals to protect Riot's IP so that we can deliver awesome experiences for our players for decades to come.
IP Litigation & Enforcement:
Support all aspects of IP-related and commercial litigation, dispute resolution, and strategy
Regularly liaise with outside counsel
Collaborate with in-house attorneys and paralegals on IP enforcement efforts
Oversee internal document collection and production, including working with our paralegals and the external e-discovery vendors
IP Prosecution & Counseling:
Support Riot's global patent, trademark, and copyright protection strategies and portfolios
Prepare and deliver IP trainings to product teams
Counsel product teams on IP issues
Assist with maintaining an internal IP Docket and Clearance Database
Conduct IP due diligence for M&A transactions
5+ years of experience working on IP litigation, counseling, enforcement and/or prosecution matters at a premier law firm and/or company
J.D. from a top tier U.S. law school and membership in at least one state bar (preferably CA)
Significant litigation and/or IP prosecution experience
Experience representing video game companies
For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and choices that focus on your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!
Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.
Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.
(Los Angeles only) This job has a base salary range of $151,000 USD - $211,000 USD + incentive compensation (annual [and long-term]) + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.