Apple seeks to hire a patent portfolio manager to assist in developing and maintaining the company’s patent portfolio, with an emphasis on software. The successful candidate is a registered patent attorney with a minimum of 4 years experience in patent preparation, prosecution and management. A degree in physics, EE, or CS required. Computer industry experience desirable.
The successful candidate will work with the IP team to develop and implement patent strategy; work with engineering and other business organizations to understand business priorities and challenges and incorporate those into strategy; assist with activities related to the development and generation of patent applications; provide guidance regarding the patentability of inventions under review; assign and manage work performed by outside law firms; review applications prepared by outside counsel; and provide technical and legal commentary to ensure overall application quality. This position may also participate in tasks supporting acquisition due diligence, IP licensing, litigation and standards activities.
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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Cupertino, California