Patent agent/IP attorney – Corporation – Phoenix, Arizona

ASM, a large corporation, is seeking a Patent agent/IP attorney to work in Phoenix, Arizona

As a Patent Agent (or IP Attorney) in our Phoenix office, you are co-accountable for IP generation, security, and competitive intelligence within the framework of ASM’s Global IP Policy. The primary focus is on generating patents linked to ASM’s process and engineering activities in our Phoenix, Arizona office. This includes organizing and running patent council meetings with senior management, drafting patent applications, patent searches and clearance letters, managing outsourced patent services through law firms, maintaining patent database, conducting and organizing brainstorming sessions, and reviewing relevant publications to ensure patents are filed before disclosure.

Other responsibilities include IP security, consultancy, and ensuring compliance with IP policies throughout ASM. This includes setting up training as well as performing and reporting audits to ensure implementation. This position plays a pivotal role with senior management in case of litigation and competitive analysis, and includes determining ASM’s IP position against competitors, supporting licensing activities and managing appropriate responses and legal process in various situations.

The ideal candidate:

  • is able to generate IP effectively in a multicultural, dynamic and demanding business environment
  • is capable of analyzing IP situations as well as relevant future IP developments in order to conceptualize this into reliable expert advice and direction
    can translate and synthesize information, as well as organize and plan cross departmental and cross organizational activities to ensure timely and full delivery
  • is able to communicate a complex message clearly and is able to adjust communication to any audience
  • is able to understand multiple and varying interests and cultural backgrounds that stakeholders may have and act accordingly
  • is able to build relationships and networks which are key in achieving goals and make effective use of informal networks to accomplish priorities


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Engineering (preferably in electrical or mechanical engineering)
  • 3-5 years of experience (and proven track record) of patent application drafting and patent prosecution
  • experience and knowledge within the semiconductor industry is advantageous
    candidates who are US Patent Attorneys or are partially qualified to become one are encouraged to apply

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Phoenix, Arizona