V-Nova™ is a London-headquartered company providing advanced video and image processing hardware and software solutions. Its novel encoding technology, PERSEUS™, is based on principles underlying human vision. PERSEUS™ simultaneously offers significant improvements in compression, picture quality and processing speed with reduced power consumption. This is true in all practical commercial applications, such as on- and offline broadcasting, contribution, production and distribution at all quality levels, and within existing infrastructure.
Founded in 2011 as part of a growing consortium of leading global partners, V-Nova™ aims to serve multiple industry segments, including broadcasting, aerospace & defence, security, video conferencing, medical imaging and telematics.
We’ve worked hard to create a company where talented, passionate people can thrive in a culture that values individual empowerment, excellence and collaboration. Working at V-Nova™ gives you the chance to reshape how video is consumed around the world while you develop your skills, grow your career, and have fun.
As the IP Counsel, you will capture ideas, draft patent applications and prosecute them. You’ll help managing the IP portfolio (yes, not only patents, but also trade secrets, trademarks, etc.) and make sure that money is well invested. You’ll also help managing IP risks and help monitoring where innovation is heading to.
You’ll have the ability to help evolving the IP function, selecting the right tools, the best external counsels, managing the IP portfolio and help the business in IP related issues. You won’t be alone in this journey. You’ll work very closely with the management team and the legal team, and you’ll work together with the SVP of IP in helping to shape the IP strategy of the company.
You need energy, enthusiasm and a good dose of craziness to see things that others don’t. But you’ll also need to be able to tell stories and put IP in the business narrative. We don’t measure things in how much time you need to do something – rather, we think in terms of deliverables and added value.
A competitive salary, potential for equity in a fast-growing start-up as well as possibility to learn and develop are on the table. And of course, a fantastic young start-up team who believe working hard and having fun are part of the same story.
In particular, you will be responsible for:
- building and managing V-Nova’s global patent portfolio (implementing the overall IP strategy set by the IP Steering Committee) as well as V-Nova’s trademarks and trade secrets
- liaising directly with R&D teams, project teams and collaborators to identify and capture innovation
- providing internal education on IP matters
- coordinating external IP counsels on patent and trademark filing and prosecution
- assisting in evaluation of third-party opportunities and risks
You love technology. You get excited about talking with inventors who are working in directions where nobody else is looking. But you also know that technology doesn’t work in a vacuum, and it needs to be aligned with business and commercial drives to make sure it really is a game-changer. You love communicating with people, working in teams, challenging and being challenged, influencing others and make sure they become the champions of the innovation you are helping to create. You work with innovators, software engineers, business leaders, sales people, business developers, and you link them all to make sure that the technology is applicable to as many fields as possible. You don’t simply capture innovation, you help shaping it.