Patent Counsel / Patent Counsel Associate

Qualcomm   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Software


Less than 5 years

Posted 356 days ago

Job Overview         

Qualcomm, a world leader in the development of wireless technology and products, relies on its valuable patent portfolio to generate substantial revenue. As the company continues to invest heavily in research and development and our product lines continue to expand, the need to protect our intellectual property continues to grow. Qualcomm is looking for talented and motivated Patent Attorneys to apply their technical, communication, and legal skills working with engineers and business units in a team environment with the goal of developing high quality, high value US and international patents.

The Patent Attorney will be required to understand the technology, business plans, product roadmaps, and domestic and international patent laws, and to work in a cooperative atmosphere to achieve this goal. The candidate will be required to work closely with engineering and/or business units to understand how their intellectual property benefits Qualcomm and to provide well-reasoned legal advice resulting in a high quality patents.

The candidate should have an understanding of the technology being supported, evaluating inventions for patentability and value, leading patent review boards, working with US and international counsel to ensure high quality patents, and evaluating the impact of prior art searches. Other responsibilities include patent analysis including infringement and clearance analysis; participation in design-around analysis; license and contract analysis, review of prior art search reports; and performing due diligence analysis for potential acquisitions and investments. This position requires that the individual be either a member of the California Bar in good standing, or registered with the California Bar as a Registered In-House Counsel or Foreign Legal Consultant, as applicable.       

All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

Minimum Qualifications         3+ years experience in preparing and prosecuting US and international patent applications are required. The candidate must be registered to practice before the USPTO and admitted to the Bar of at least one state.

Preferred Qualifications         The candidate should be outgoing and motivated, demonstrate initiative, and possess technical, legal, and interpersonal skills with the desire to work in a team environment. Engineering and law firm experience is required. Mandarin language experience a plus. Patent litigation or patent assertion experience is desirable.

Education Requirements         Required: Bachelor's, Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering

Required: Juris Doctor, Law Degree