Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Santa Cruz, Calif.

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The Patent Counsel’s primary responsibilities will be patent prosecution and IP enforcement against counterfeit and grey goods.


  • Prepare and prosecute domestic and foreign design and utility patent applications, from invention disclosure through appeal.
  • Instruct and monitor in-house paralegal, foreign and domestic outside counsel, and related service providers.
  • Conduct IP enforcement matters, including against counterfeiters, and, if appropriate in the relevant jurisdiction, grey goods sellers and importers.
  • Assist with other substantive legal work as required, including assessing IP infringement claims, IP licensing, litigation support etc.

Desired Qualifications

  • An electrical engineering degree is preferred. Depending on experience, computer science, physics or other engineering degree may be acceptable.
  • Preferably five or more years but no less than three years of patent prosecution experience.
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO.
  • At least one state bar registration.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Self-starter and ability to work efficiently with limited direction.
  • Superior organization skills and high attention to detail.
  • Commitment to complete IP research and providing thorough and excellent advice to clients

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Santa Cruz, California

Since 1961 Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) people have been bringing sound innovation to the world.  We are a world leader in personal audio communications for professionals and consumers. Our reputation for excellence is built on innovative products, a people-centered workplace and strong ethics. Headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, Plantronics and its Clarity division have offices in 20 countries, including facilities in Mexico, China, and Europe.  Plantronics offers a generous mix of health, financial and lifestyle benefits as well as career development opportunities to its associates.  Discover Plantronics. PEOPLE-PLACE-PURPOSE-POTENTIAL