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Applied Materials, Inc. is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.
The Applied Law Department environment is fast-paced, challenging, collegial and collaborative. This senior IP role will have primary responsibility for supporting one of Applied’s Business Units and advising its leadership team. Applied is seeking an energetic team player able to provide counsel on a wide variety of IP issues for a global organization.
Provide business and IP/legal advice to a >$1B global business
Counsel management and technologists of client business groups on IP matters involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights
Analyze IP landscapes, perform IP risk assessments and develop IP sustainability strategies
Actively develop and manage a global patent portfolio to protect key differentiating aspects of Applied’s technologies, including managing outside counsel on patent drafting and prosecution, improving quality, scope and litigability of patent applications and claims, and tracking patent budget and spending
Review, draft and negotiate a broad range of IP related agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, joint development agreements, sponsored research agreements and government funding agreements
Lead and contribute to the development of business processes and policies to better enable achievement of business objectives, mitigate risk, reduce inefficiencies and improve effectiveness
Collaborate with Litigation team regarding IP procurement and enforcement strategies
Develop programs to protect IP and accomplish business goals; provide training to management and engineering teams
Skills and Attributes
Strong intellectual capacity and high personal standards of excellence
Strong business and technology acumen; capacity to learn the business and technology quickly
Understand how to translate business needs into contract language and creatively resolve business issues
Ability to work independently on a wide variety of tasks and drive results
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple competing tasks/projects at the same time
Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to create specific action plans based on general guidance and deliver results
Ability to see the big picture and identify and design-out problems from the outset; continuous improvement mindset
Strong customer focus, both internal and external
Ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries, and with a diverse group of colleagues and internal clients in multiple countries
Ability to lead and ability to perform as part of a team
Flexible, personable and enjoys a dynamic corporate culture
Juris Doctorate (JD) from accredited law school
Bar Admissions: U.S. (CA or other state) and USPTO Registration Numbers
B.S. in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science
5+ years of legal experience in law firm and/or in-house legal departments with a focus in the following areas:
Patent portfolio development and management in the US and foreign jurisdictions, particularly Asia
Drafting and negotiation of agreements involving IP provisions, including collaboration, research and similar agreements
Knowledge of IP law in Asian countries, including China and Korea
Some experience related to IP enforcement and litigation, including claim construction, patent invalidity, infringement and damages, preferred
Internal Number: R1900701
About Applied Materials
At Applied Materials, we make the equipment that make the products that change the world. When high tech manufacturers come to us with a brilliant idea, we provide the equipment and processes they need to manufacture it efficiently, reliably and on a massive scale. For instance, when mobile phones came on the market in the early 1980s, they were big, heavy, high-priced status symbols that did one thing: make phone calls. Today’s affordable and ubiquitous smart phones do far more – you might describe them as mini-computers that also happen to be phones. The advances in microprocessors, memory chips, and touchscreens that made this change possible were enabled in large part by Applied Materials Technology.
Applied Materials has over 13,000 employees in more than 90 locations and 20-plus countries.