Company: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Skills: Legal
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Some College
Location: The Woodlands, TX, US
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Job Summary:
This position is located in Anadarko's corporate office in The Woodlands, TX as a member of the Legal Department reporting to the Associate General Counsel in charge of the E&P Services practice group.

The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years' of experience as an IP lawyer handling all aspects of the Intellectual Property matters for an organization.

  • Extensive experience handling IP related agreements.

  • Extensive experience handling IP issues for an organization on a global basis, including patents, trademarks, cybersecurity and emerging technologies.

  • Proactive approach to providing commercial advice and guidance to clients on IP provisions and issues related to a wide variety of commercial agreements for both domestic and international operations.

  • Experience handling seismic agreements a plus.

  • Experience managing outside counsel on IP Matters on a global basis.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and collaborative work style.

  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines


  • Drafting, negotiating, interpreting and advising on a variety of IP related agreements such as software licenses agreements, joint development agreements, data exchange agreements, and consortium agreements.

  • Acting as a subject matter expert and providing guidance to the members of the legal department on IP provisions and issues relating to commercial agreements, such as procurement and service agreements, staffing agreements and confidentiality agreements.

  • Developing and drafting corporate policies and best practice guidance on IP related matters such as cybersecurity and employee inventions.

  • Advising and counseling clients on various IP matters involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets.

  • Managing outside counsel in a cost effective manner, including interface with foreign counsel on IP matters related to the company's international ventures and operations.

LLM or JD required from an ABA accredited law school


License to practice law in the United States - preferably before the United States patent and Trademark office (USPTO)

This position may be eligible for relocation.

Travel Requirements:
Travel will be required up to 15%.

Work Schedule:
This position is eligible for the 5/40 or 9/80 work schedule.


See Job Description

Anadarko is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with corporate offices in the Woodlands, Texas. Our deep and balanced portfolio of assets encompasses premier positions in major U.S. onshore shale and resource plays, and oil-focused opportunities in deep-water basins worldwide.


Each day, we are focused on our core values of integrity and trust, servant leadership, commercial focus, people and passion and open communication in all of our business activities. We are committed to our mission of delivering a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by exploring for, acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources vital to the world's health and welfare. At Anadarko, we directly employ more than 4,900 men and women and we strive for excellence in all that we do. We know the best vision in the world will not be realized without the right people.


At Anadarko, we set ambitious goals and take disciplined risks to achieve them. We need individuals who will take on this challenge. We’re planning for the future and looking for exceptional people to be part of it.



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