Patent Counsel, Assoc
California – San Diego
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.
All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.
3+ years experience in preparing and prosecuting local and international patent applications are required.
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.
JD degree, USPTO registration, and at least one state bar registration.
Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.
Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—invent mobile technology breakthroughs.