Legal Group, Legal Group > Patent Counsel
Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning – Qualcomm continues to innovate onward to 6G and a world where everyone and everything is intelligently connected. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform Qualcomm's breakthrough connectivity technologies and other ongoing advanced R&D efforts into world-changing technologies and products. We seek talented individuals to join our attorney team as we continue technical advancements for connectivity and beyond. This is the Invention Age - and this is where you come in.
Qualcomm, a world leader in the development of wireless technology and products, relies on its valuable patent portfolio to generate substantial revenue for investment in research and development. Qualcomm seeks talented and motivated patent attorneys to apply their legal, technical, and communication skills with engineers and business units to develop high-quality, high-value patents throughout the world. Candidates should understand the technology, business plans, product roadmaps, industry practices, domestic and international patent laws, and desire to work in a cooperative atmosphere to achieve these goals. Specific responsibilities include portfolio management, managing outside counsel for strategic preparation and prosecution of patent assets, drafting patent applications, drafting responses to official communications, interviewing examiners, performing patent analyses including infringement, clearance, patentability and validity analyses, and collaborating with counsel across multiple jurisdictions to ensure compliance with local jurisdictional practices and laws. Other responsibilities include participating in design-around analysis, license and contract analysis, and performing due diligence analysis for potential acquisitions and investments.
We encourage candidates with degrees related to the ones listed below to apply for this role, even if their Bachelor’s degree isn’t specifically listed. We seek teammates to help us continue protecting Qualcomm’s many breakthrough technologies that are transforming how the world connects, computes, and communicates.
• Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
• Juris Doctorate from ABA accredited law school.
• Patent Attorneys working in the US must be registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
• US: Admitted to a state bar in good standing.
• 2+ years of experience in patent preparation, prosecution, or litigation experience.
- Master's degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
- 5+ years of patent law experience at a law firm or in-house.
- 3+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution.
- 2+ years of engineering experience in software, electrical, communications, or related fields.
- 2+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution in software, electrical, communications, or related fields.
- 2+ years of managing a portfolio, including budgets.
Although this role has some expected minor physical activity, this should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. If you are an individual with a physical or mental disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm’s toll-free number for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities as part of our ongoing efforts to create an accessible workplace.
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$150,500.00 - $225,500.00
The above pay scale reflects the broad, minimum to maximum, pay scale for this job code for the location for which it has been posted. Even more importantly, please note that salary is only one component of total compensation at Qualcomm. We also offer a competitive annual discretionary bonus program and opportunity for annual RSU grants (employees on sales-incentive plans are not eligible for our annual bonus). In addition, our highly competitive benefits package is designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that Qualcomm has to offer!
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