Senior Attorney - Intellectual Property - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  490841

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 75,800 people at more than 3,160 locations in 29 countries. CRH is the leading building materials company in North America and the world. We manufacture and distribute a diverse range of superior building materials, products, and solutions, which are used extensively in construction projects of all sizes. 


CRH Americas, Inc. is seeking an additional intellectual property (“IP”) attorney to join its collaborative legal department. In this hands-on role, you will report to a Deputy General Counsel to assist the operating companies with a wide variety of IP matters, such as copyrights, trade secrets, patents, and trademarks. As a result, this role requires knowledge of copyright, contract, trademark, trade secrets, and patent law.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Partner with the Company’s operating companies to provide legal advice in IP matters.

  • Assist the Transactions Teams with IP due diligence and integration.

  • Draft and review various IP agreements, including nondisclosure and licensing agreements.

  • Providing IP training to operating companies.

  • Supervise IP litigation on enforcement and defensive matters, including discovery.

  • Performing, analyzing, and reporting on patent and trademark clearance reviews and patentability searches.

  • Assess, review, and report on IP infringement risks.

  • Prepare and file trademark documents, including applications and renewals.

  • Manage patent maintenance fee and annuity process.

  • Configure, maintain, and provide training on the Anaqua intellectual property management system.

  • Coordinate with IP counsel to secure timely execution and filing of various IP documents.

  • Keep informed of current IP laws, regulations, and proposals.

  • Enable CRH's sustainability roadmap by delivering legal services to the Innovation function.

  • Prepare regular status reports regarding IP claims, training, and initiatives.

  • Maintain professional demeanor at all times while representing the Company.

  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.

  • Other duties as assigned.






  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.

  • License to practice law in at least one state.

  • Admission to the Patent Bar (or plans to gain admission soon) preferred

  • At least three years of practicing IP law or related experience.

  • General knowledge of laws, rules and regulations governing IP.

  • Working knowledge of Westlaw, Anaqua, Patsnap, or similar platforms and applications.


Work Requirements


  • Must have expert proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

  • Strict adherence to the safety requirements and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook.

  • Willingness to work independently within a team environment and assist the team with other duties.

  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.

  • Must be highly ethical and able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Strong written and verbal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees and government officials.

  • Excellent organizational, process management, and time management skills.

  • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.

  • Personal accountability for work, work product, and deadlines.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition.

  • Ability to make decisions and inspire client confidence.

  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to analyze risk.

  • Ability to maintain high quality results in a collaborative, rapid-paced, time-sensitive environment.

  • Strong problem-solving capabilities with the ability to visualize and communicate solutions.

  • Strong customer service focus.

  • Knowledge of the historic legal issues facing manufacturing businesses, including IP compliance.

  • Ability to build relationships with frontline workers and managers.

  • History of making sound strategic and objective decisions in challenging situations.

  • Proven record of formulating creative solutions to commercial problems.

  • Experience of managing relationships with external advisers and controlling costs.

  • A problem-solver who is pragmatic, creative, and willing to take responsibility.

  • Capable of synthesizing complex information and delivering succinct summaries.

  • A strong influencer who is able to create alignment while retaining the self-confidence to speak her/his mind.

  • A proactive, adaptable, and hands-on attitude to get things done.

  • Enjoys operating as part of a team, proactively builds relationships, and contributes to others’ successes.

  • A credible operator whose view is sought out and has an opinion that matters.

  • Confidence in leading from the front while respecting what has been achieved in the past.

  • Sets high standards and continually seeks a better way to do things.

  • Resilience and a sense of humor.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.

  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents.

  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.


Work Environment


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The home office is an open office environment where the noise level is usually quiet.

  • The noise level and conditions at facilities and projects are similar to that of other heavy industries.

  • The position will require work outside of normal business hours.

  • Opportunity to work remotely for a portion of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Apr 22, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta