Job Area:Legal Group, Legal Group > Patent Counsel
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 high quality, high-value patents throughout the world. The candidate should 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. We encourage candidates with degrees related to the ones listed below to apply for this role, even if their Bachelor’s degree isn’t specifically listed.
+ Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.
+ Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.
Bachelors – Computer Engineering, Bachelors – Electrical Engineering, Bachelors – Mechanical Engineering, Juris Doctorate – from ABA approved law school
3+ years experience in patent preparation, prosecution, or litigation experience, 5+ years patent law experience at a law firm or in-house., Patent Attorneys working in the US must be registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patent Attorneys working in India must be registered with the India patent office. Patent Attorneys working in China must be qualified as a China patent agent. Patent Attorneys working in Europe must have passed the EQE., US: Admitted to a state bar in good standing.
Doctorate – Computer Engineering, Doctorate – Electrical Engineering, Doctorate – Mechanical Engineering, Masters – Computer Engineering, Masters – Electrical Engineering, Masters – Mechanical Engineering
2+ years in a leadership role with or without direct reports (only applies to positions with direct reports). ,4+ years managing a portfolio, including budgets. ,2+ years engineering experience in software, electrical, communications, or related fields. ,5+ years experience in patent preparation, prosecution, and patent related practice (e.g., litigation, licensing, due diligence). ,9+ years patent law experience at a law firm or in-house. ,Non-US: Passed bar for the country in which they practice. ,3+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Vice President level and above) ,3+ years experience in patent preparation, prosecution, and patent related practice in software, electrical, communications, or related fields
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