Patent Portfolio Manager – Large Corporation – Cupertino, Calif.

Apple Apple seeks to hire a patent portfolio manager to assist in developing and maintaining the company’s patent portfolio. The successful candidate will work with the business to identify patentable inventions; participate in internal invention disclosure review processes; provide guidance regarding the patentability of inventions under review; prepare and prosecute high quality, strategic patent assets; assign and manage work performed by outside law firms; review applications prepared by outside counsel; provide technical and legal commentary to ensure overall application quality; work with the IP team to develop and implement patent strategy; and work with engineering and other business organizations to understand business priorities and challenges and incorporate those into strategy. This position may also participate in tasks supporting acquisition due diligence, IP licensing, litigation and standards activities.

The successful candidate is a registered patent attorney with a minimum of 5 years experience in patent preparation, prosecution and management. A degree in physics, EE, or CS required. Must communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Computer industry experience is desirable.

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Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Cupertino, California

Apple, ranking #35 on the 2011 Fortune 500 list, is an industry leader in technology innovation, delivering exciting products such as Macs, OSX, iLife, iWork, professional software, iPods, iTunes, iPhone, iPad 2 and App Store. Apple has over 5000 patents worldwide. The Patent Board recently recognized the quality of this patent portfolio, ranking Apple’s portfolio as #6 on its Information Technology Scorecard (July 2011).