IntroductionAt IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesPosition will be located in Yorktown Heights NY or in Washington, DC with regular travel to Yorktown Heights, NYProvide intellectual property law support for IBM Research including emerging technologies like AI, quantum and cloud computing. This will include support for all patents, trade secrets and copyrights owned or to be developed by the team. It is critical to be both proactive and strategic in developing an intellectual property plan with Research clients to ensure maximum IP protections and freedom of action. Specifically, ensuring rapid development and protection of patents and trade secrets is a critical aspect of the role.This role will be based in Yorktown, NY. This role can also be based in Washington, D.C. with frequent travel to Yorktown, NY.Required Technical and Professional Expertise+ Background in and understanding of a wide range of hardware and software technologies+ Extensive experience in patent mining, patent prosecution and patent defense work+ Deep background and experience in developing and protecting trade secrets+ Experience drafting and negotiating complex IP Licensing agreements+ Extensive legal experience either supporting US government funded projects or working in the US government+ Bachelors (with extensive experience) or Masters degree in Physics or Electrical Engineering+ J.D. degree and member of a state bar and the US patent barPreferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ Ph.D. in Physics or Electrical Engineering+ Experience working as a researcher or engineerAbout Business UnitIBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.Your Life @ IBMWhat matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.Location StatementIBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.