PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip—a collapsible grip and stand that provides secure one-handed holding for any mobile device—was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014 and the 100 millionth sold in 2018. PopSockets products embody the company's mission to create empowering, personal, and fun products.
PopSockets was named one of the Best Places to Work in Colorado in 2018 and also listed as Inc. 5000's second fastest growing company in the US, with a 71,424% percent of sales increase over the last three years.
For more information on what it’s like to work at PopSockets, check out: https://www.builtincolorado.com/company/popsockets-llc
The Role: Want to help build a world-class brand? PopSockets innovates constantly and is committed to growing internationally, and in the US, where customers want high-quality, thoughtfully designed, authentic grips.
We are looking for an especially talented, persistent leader to evolve and execute global IP strategies, including:
Harvesting new ideas from our innovation and design teams to pursue patent grants and trademark registrations worldwide;
Vigilantly monitoring online and brick-and-mortar marketplaces to identify and prevent abuse of our brand and intellectual property;
Monitoring and enforcing our Minimum Advertised Pricing (“MAP”); and
Efficiently and cost effectively enforcing our patents and trademarks.
Lead a top-performing team of brand-protection specialists, domestic and international legal experts, and investigators.
You will work closely with our Officers, Design, Engineering, Marketing, Logistics, US and International Sales teams and General Counsel to understand our business, goals and timelines, and prepare marketplaces for growth.
Priority initiatives include monitoring ecommerce, building upon existing relationships with online marketplaces and building new ones, evolving brick-and-mortar investigations, and creating a crisp roadmap to expertly support our international sales team.
This global role requires exceptional communication and organization. The strongest candidates will have extensive experience leading concurrent initiatives from idea to “go live.” To fulfill PopSockets’ vision, we seek tenacious leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit to dream up new ideas and get things done.
Patent, Trademark, US, and International experiences
Clear, crisp, and direct communication.
Do you have special skills to develop, execute, and evolve global intellectual property strategy? Tell us about your experiences!