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Amazon Corporate Counsel, Patents, IP Operations in Seattle, Washington


Amazon’s legal department is looking for an experienced patent attorney to support our Amazon Stores business and our growing portfolio of machine learning products and services. If you have a passion for new technology, this is the place for you. As a member of theStores patent team, you will directly interact with the business and technology teams to launch and protect new products and services. Responsibilities include engaging scientists, developers and engineers to identify protectable aspects of their innovations; working with outside counsel on the preparation, filing, and prosecution of our patent portfolio; direct client counseling regarding IP issues arising within the context of product development, business transactions, machine learning dataset and model acquisition, development, and use; analysis of our patent portfolio; and assessment of IP risk from third parties.

The candidate will become a trusted advisor to the teams building new web services and related products, while helping shape those services and experiences so that they delight millions of customers.

The successful candidate must be curious, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations.

Compensation based on experience and includes equity compensation.

Some domestic travel is required. This attorney can sit in Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA, Silicon Valley or in Arlington, VA.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Culver City, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA | Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of legal experience

  • Juris Doctor and membership in one state bar or equivalent

  • Experience in transactional and technology licensing or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience of a mix of corporate law firm and in-house work

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $123,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $229,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.