Senior Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Plano, Texas


Huawei Technologies USA, the US subsidiary of Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd., has a newly-established Senior Patent Counsel position to be staffed out of the US subsidiary’s Plano, Texas headquarters.  Huawei is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks, and now serves 36 of the world's top 50 operators, along with over one billion users worldwide.

• The successful candidate will ideally have 8 - 10 years of in-house and private law firm experience with a particular emphasis on patent procurement, prosecution and portfolio management.
• Have prior patent and/or technology licensing experience.
• Critical review and management of outside counsel engaged in patent procurement activities on behalf of Huawei, as well as attending to internal preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.
• Support of Chief Patent Counsel in general intellectual property activities on behalf of Huawei.
• Rendering of comprehensive intellectual property support to one or more domestic client groups, as well as management of related patent review boards.
• Have strong ability to analyze and communication of complex technical and legal issues to a primarily domestic client base.
• Render legal and technical support for patent assertion/licensing negotiations.
• Supervise and mentor junior patent engineering staff from Huawei’s foreign offices as to patent application drafting, prosecution and practice procedures before the US Patent & Trademark Office.

• License to practice law in the United States, and preferably in the State of Texas
• Registration to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office
• Possess excellent oral and written communications skills
• Possess excellent patent legal and analytical skills, including demonstrated ability to independently formulate and draft appropriate responses to office actions, and advise clients as to various intellectual property issues
• Candidates must possess a strong technical background in Electrical Engineering, Physics and/or • • • • Computer Science; prior experience working within the telecommunications industry desirable, but not mandatory
• Ideal candidate must have at least 8 to 10 years of experience in patent prosecution, opposition, and/or interference practice
• Strong ability to work in multi-cultural environment
• Limited domestic and international travel is required

Interested applicants should contact at Kimberly McDaniel

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Plano, Texas