Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Bucheon, South Korea

ON Semiconductor is seeking a Patent Attorney.


  • Assist in conducting freedom to operate (FTO) review for new product development, IP landscape review and competitive patent analysis.
  • Support IP creation processes, including new innovation submission, patentability studies, patent committee review, patent application and prosecution.
  • Work closely with local business units and develop a deep knowledge of research and product development to identify strategic areas for IP portfolio development.
  • Report local IP issues to headquarters and provide background analysis and recommendations. Effectively communicate legal IP advice and analysis to business and technical team members/leaders.
  • Lead and/or support all aspects of local IP activities, programs, initiatives and trainings.
  • Participate in drafting, negotiating and reviewing IP agreements, including: license agreements, development agreements, supply agreements, and/or confidentiality agreements with local parties.
  • Support litigation activities as needed, including managing and conducting document preservation and collection activities and identifying and interviewing personnel in Korea for foreign litigation.
  • Participate in managing Korean outside counsel to improve efficiency and quality.
  • Monitor, report and advocate latest development in IP laws, regulations and trends in Korea for the benefit of the company.


  • Qualified as Korea Patent Attorney or Attorney at Law specialized in IP Law with at least 3-years of experience.
  • A BS degree in Engineering (EE preferred) with a strong preference for previous engineering/semiconductor experience.
  • Driven and self-motivated, positive attitude and a team-player.
  • Capable of working with business managers and engineers as a partner on various IP issues.
  • Fluent in Korean and English. Good communication and writing skill.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Bucheon, South Korea