Job Requisition Number: 23161. The Office of Business Contracts and Brand Protection (BCBP) oversees business contracts for the Berkeley campus and provides guidance on trademarks and intellectual property. Core to our values is conducting our operations in a socially responsible manner to further the University's mission of teaching, research and public service.
Contract Development and Execution
?Counsels campus departments in the development and execution of highly complex, specialized agreements and provides appropriate business, policy and legal review. ?As required, coordinates and ensures the execution of the agreement on behalf of The Regents of the University of California. ?Drafts and negotiates a variety of highly complex or specialized exceptions to agreement terms and conditions as required by campus guidelines, rules, regulations, etc. ?Collaborates with internal control units, such as the Office of Risk Management, other subject matter experts (SMEs), and the Office of Legal Affairs to assess and minimize risks in proposed transactions, and/or manage risk as appropriate. ?Recommends dispute resolution efforts to resolve failures in performance and/or addresses confrontations before the matter is referred to litigation. ?Drafts, negotiates and approves the provisions of the agreement or amendment, demand letter, cease and desist letter and/or dispute resolution provision relating a variety of transactional agreements, such as affiliation, affinity, sponsorship/partnership, confidential, copyright/trademark, executive education, and training. ?Negotiates with corporate, educational institutions or government and other non-profit institutions regarding the legal provisions of the agreement. ?Monitors changes in law, practice or policy that affects intellectual property-based private sector relationships and informs the unit?s director and others as necessary, such as departmental Contract Coordinators. ?Analyzes impact to the campus of changes in regulations, policies and procedures regarding private sector funding in respect to intellectual property rights ?Works with highly confidential material.
Copyright and Licensing
?Analyzes requests for copyright information and is expected to resolve inquiries through application of University of California Copyright Policy and U.S. copyright Law. ?Authorizes requests, negotiate and prepare license agreements permitting the use of Regents? copyrighted intellectual property and performs the same activities to obtain the right for the University to use non-Regents? copyrighted property ?Drafts and negotiates copyright licenses, assignments, and provisions. ?Participates in process improvement activities
Participates in staff development
?Provides coaching to Contract Administrator 3 as needed.?Bachelors degree or higher in Law, Contract Management or Business Management and/or equivalent experience and or training in drafting complex agreements. ?Experience in a university research environment and capacity to analyze complex research projects ?Advanced knowledge of contracting principles and practices, methods and procedures used in competitive procurement, including value analysis, and source selection techniques. ?Advanced knowledge of contract law, the California Public Contract Code and an advanced understanding of University's Business and Finance Bulletins and other relevant rules, guidelines, policies and practices. ?Advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communications; advanced ability to deal with broad and diverse constituencies with advanced customer service orientation and skills. ?Advanced experience and knowledge of business contracts in academia, intellectual property (i.e., copyright/trademark), business development. ?Advanced skill to apply, interpret, and implement complex policy, technical and legal concepts to a wide variety of situations, and to use mature judgment in resolving related issues and problems. ?Highly developed analytical skills, including analysis of relevant facts and report writing, seasoned experience researching, drafting, negotiating and preparing complex contracts. ?Seasoned skill to exercise independent initiative and considerable judgment in advising both academic and administrative officers and staff. ?Ability to assess risk and knowledge of legal language needed to protect against anticipated risk. ?Highly developed analytical skills, including analysis of relevant facts and report writing; seasoned experience researching, drafting, negotiating and preparing complex contracts. ?Must be able to maintain highly confidential material ?Strong and proven negotiation skills ?Knowledge and skilled in a variety of workplace applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Google Suite, online collaboration tools, and database ?Ability to work independently while managing multiple projects ?At least 5-8 years of experience drafting complex and novel agreements ?Advanced organizational, presentation and negotiation skills. Strong attention to detail. Must be able to integrate and manage input from multiple sources into a single document. ?Advanced listening, political acumen skills and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills. ?Advanced knowledge of the campus, including its infrastructure, goals, mission, rules, policies, guidelines, etc.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.