Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – San Diego, Calif.

Qualcomm, Qualcomma world leader in the development of wireless technology and products, relies on its valuable patent portfolio to generate substantial revenue. As the company continues to invest heavily in research and development and our product lines continue to expand, the need to protect our intellectual property continues to grow.

Qualcomm is looking for talented and motivated Patent Attorneys to apply their technical, communication, and legal skills working with engineers and business units in a team environment with the goal of developing high quality, high value US and international patents. The Patent Attorney will be required to understand the technology, business plans, product roadmaps, and domestic and international patent laws, and to work in a cooperative atmosphere to achieve this goal.

We are looking for successful candidates that will serve as Patent Counsel, reporting to a group lead, assigned to one or more technology groups. Responsibilities will include: preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications; supervision of outside counsel preparation and prosecution; infringement and clearance analysis; advise inventors and management on a variety of intellectual property matters; review of prior art search reports; perform due diligence analysis for potential acquisitions and investments; support of litigation teams by providing claim interpretation and portfolio analysis; and general client counseling on patent matters. The successful candidate must be registered to practice before the USPTO and be admitted to the Bar of at least one state.

Strong skills and 3-10 years experience in preparing and prosecuting US and foreign patent applications are required. Strong technical skills focused on electrical engineering and/or computer science are required, and individuals with advanced degrees will have an advantage. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team environment. Engineering experience and law firm experience is a plus. In addition, all candidates will be required to submit two patents/applications and one office action which he/she has authored. Technical degree required (Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering preferred), JD, USPTO. Required, at least one state Bar registration.

Interested applicants can apply by emailing Justin Cressy at:

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: San Diego, California

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