Legal Counsel, IP

New York City

The database market is massive (the IDC estimates it to be $119B+ by 2025!) and MongoDB is at the head of its disruption. The MongoDB community is transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading modern data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

We are looking for an exceptional and innovative IP Counsel to join MongoDB’s legal team. As a member of our growing Product legal function, you will be responsible for directing our patent strategy and providing guidance and strategic insights on patent, trademark, and marketing legal issues for the company. 

The ideal candidate will have some patent/IP experience, but also be eager to learn and master new areas of the law. To succeed in this position, you must be able to work independently and efficiently and enjoy meeting challenges head on. MongoDB is growing rapidly, and every person we hire has the opportunity to help shape the business and grow with the company.

This role can be based out of our New York City office or remotely in the New York Metro region.


  • Develop and advance our intellectual property strategy, including implementing processes to scale our patent program
  • Perform competitive analysis and landscape studies related to the company’s products and work with MongoDB’s R&D team to identify and develop opportunities for high-quality patent assets, and help drive the application process up to filing
  • Actively manage and supervise outside counsel in the drafting and prosecution of patent filings
  • Work strategically with outside counsel to manage patent litigations
  • Assist product counsel and engineering in evaluating the impact of IP issues on our products and business
  • Partner with marketing team to review marketing collateral for trademark, advertising, and competition issues 
  • Develop and implement policies and best practices for MongoDB’s marketing programs and initiatives
  • Assist with a variety of other intellectual property matters including trademark portfolio management, trade secret strategy, acquisition IP due diligence, and drafting and negotiating IP agreements
  • Spearhead internal education initiatives and trainings related to patents, trademarks and marketing


  • Smart, creative, and driven, with great leadership and teamwork skills, and a willingness to take on new responsibility
  • 5-7or more years of legal experience, including at a law firm and/or prior in-house experience with internet or technology companies, with a track record of providing practical business-friendly advice
  • Knowledge and understanding of patent and trademark laws, rules and regulations in the U.S. and globally
  • Experience prosecuting patent applications and/or litigating patent matters, particularly in connection with cloud computing services
  • Experience providing IP advice in connection with the development of new products and services, particularly in the technology/cloud computing spaces
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, from email advice to detailed memoranda to negotiations with counterparties
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to balance competing priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
  • Excellent judgment and sense of humor
  • Licensed in an appropriate jurisdiction

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