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Principal Counsel

Principal Counsel
by Admin on 07-11-2022 at 10:27 pm

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Arm is a global business, and we are looking for an attorney to join our in-house legal team. As part of the team, you will work in San Jose (California), US, supporting the Arm sales team and providing legal advice and support to various stakeholders in the business worldwide. As a company with offices throughout the world, occasional international travel may be required.

Arm is seeking the best candidates from around the globe, ideally with relevant semiconductor experience, to be based San Jose, CA.

What will I be accountable for?

  • Working directly with executives, engineers, business development, program managers, marketing, and sales persons to analyze legal risks, negotiate and draft technology licenses for Arm.
  • Providing creative and proactive counselling to the business on intellectual property licensing and developing business models.
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide range of custom and standard contracts and other legal documents, in close collaboration with clients and legal specialists in San Jose, CA and around the world. Examples include complex intellectual property licensing and services agreements, inbound license agreements, strategic alliance agreements, and collaboration agreements.
  • Developing expertise on a range of Arm’s technology and building relationships with internal clients across Arm’s offices.
  • Developing expertise on a number of Arm’s partners with the aim of improving the existing relationship from a legal perspective.

Job Requirements


  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school required.
  • Member of California State Bar required.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in commercial contracts, with a strong background in sales transactions, technology transactions, software transactions, and commercial law experience.
  • Knowledge of contract and intellectual property law.
  • Knowledge applicable to technology (hardware and/or software) licensing and commercial contracts more broadly.
  • Ability to think laterally and to challenge assumption and working practises.
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills.
  • Capable of building strong business and working relationships within Arm and with its partners.
  • Flexibility for international travel.


  • Knowledge of semiconductor industry, particularly with System-on-Chip (SoC) designers and/or Foundry businesses.
  • Prior in-house experience working in semiconductor or related industries.
  • Experience of open source software licences and projects.
  • Experience in working across cultures, in different countries.

In Return:

You will be working at the forefront of Machine Learning technology at Arm. Arm® technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is redefining the way people live and businesses operate. From the unmissable to the invisible; our sophisticated, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 86 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. With more than 1,000 technology partners including the world’s most famous business and consumer brands, we are driving Arm innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.

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