Patent Counsel, Assoc

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Legal



Job Overview: Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age - and this is where you come in.Qualcomm, a world leader in the development of wireless technology and products, relies on its valuable patent portfolio to generate substantial revenue for investment in research and development. Qualcomm is seeking talented and motivated patent attorneys to apply their legal, technical, and communication skills with engineers and business units to develop the highest quality, high-value patents throughout the world. The candidate will be required to understand the technology, business plans, product roadmaps, industry practices, domestic and international patent laws, and work in a cooperative atmosphere to achieve this goal. Specific responsibilities include managing outside counsel, drafting patent applications, drafting responses to official communications, interviewing examiners, performing patent analyses including infringement, clearance, patentability and validity analyses, and collaborating with counsel across multiple jurisdictions to ensure compliance with local jurisdictional practices and laws. Other responsibilities include participating in design-around analysis, license and contract analysis, and performing due diligence analysis for potential acquisitions and investments. Minimum Qualifications 3+ years experience in preparing and prosecuting local and international patent applications are required. Preferred Qualifications The candidate should be outgoing, motivated, demonstrate initiative, possess technical, legal, and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate an ability to work in a team environment. Engineering and law firm experience is required. Technical expertise in wireless communications is preferred. Experience preparing and prosecuting standards-essential patent applications is preferred. Experience in patent litigation or other contentious proceedings is desirable. Other desired experience includes preparation and review of claim charts, familiarity with technical standards (e.g., 3GPP technical standards), and seeking out opportunities to generate carefully crafted intellectual property coverage for Qualcomms many innovations. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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