Portfolio Manager

Synopsys   •  

Virtual / Travel

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 43 days ago

Synopsys is seeking a technically qualified patent agent or patent engineer to drive the future growth of Synopsys' patent portfolio as a Portfolio Manager.
Reporting to the Director of Patents, the Portfolio Manager will be responsible for multiple aspects of new patent creation. The Portfolio Manager will support the patent development process and will work closely with engineers and developers to foster the creation and documentation of inventions and protect the inventions through the development of patent applications. The Portfolio Manager will have primary responsibility for managing the disclosure process, reviewing and improving patent applications including claims analysis, classification of patents and leading brainstorming sessions. Additionally the Portfolio Manager may be asked to support other IP related activities including evaluation of licensing opportunities, monitoring of the competitive patent landscape, infringement analysis and litigation support, and new product patentability and freedom to operate assessments. The position requires extensive interface with outside counsel and internal client support and training.


  • Collaborate with engineers to brainstorm and identify inventions and assist in the preparation of invention disclosures.
  • Maintain invention records.
  • Conduct prior art searches and evaluating the patentability of inventions.
  • Draft patent specifications, claims and figures and working with outside counsel to file applications.
  • Develop and maintain database of references and journal subscriptions.
  • Maintain patent coverage information for products.
  • Presentation of inventions to the business team for review and prioritization.
  • Support patent infringement investigations, as required.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in electrical engineering or related scientific discipline and at least 5 years relevant work experiencerequired, preferably in the electronic design automation (EDA) field.
  • Experience working as a patent engineer for a law firm or corporate legal department or a Patent Agent registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Ability to review and analyze technically complex documents, including scientific papers, patents and technical specifications.
  • Knowledge of patent application process and familiarity with reviewing patents and invention disclosures.
  • Excellent communication skills, including technical writing and oral presentation.
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel applications.
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • · Knowledge of patent portfolio management practices and procedures.
    · Knowledge of the Anaqua docketing system and Innography.
    · Ability to read and speak Mandrian.