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InterDigital is seeking an attorney with experience in patent portfolio management and prosecution counsel supervision. This successful applicant will be responsible for, among other things, managing the quality, scope and cost of his or her assigned patent portfolio(s).
Review invention disclosures, make filing decisions and manage the work of internal and external prosecution counsel to best achieve the desired portfolio strategy within budget (the position does not involve hands-on application preparation or prosecution)
Attain in-depth knowledge of select patent families and propose claim sets, amendments, continuation/divisional strategies, and other prosecution actions to support strategic objectives
Actively participate in portfolio management meetings with engineers, prosecution counsel and members of the Patents team
Work closely with the Licensing Support team to ensure that portfolios are prosecuted in a manner that is aligned with the company’s licensing programs or other corporate initiatives
Coordinate with, and provide feedback to, company engineers and engineering management on patent-related topics
Track status of assigned portfolio(s) and provide updates to company stakeholders, such as the Head of Portfolio Strategy, the General Patent Counsel, and company management
Support the Litigation team during litigation due diligence and other litigation-related matters
Coordinate the defense of patents in response to third-party validity challenges
Work collaboratively within, and outside of, the Patents team on a variety of patent-related projects (e.g., SDO policy review and compliance, coordination with joint venture partners, portfolio acquisition due diligence, and/or portfolio sale efforts)
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
5+ years of experience as a patent attorney with experience in patent prosecution and portfolio management
A combination of law firm and in-house experience is a plus
An aptitude for learning new and complex technology, and an ability to communicate with a global mindset at all levels of the organization
BS or higher degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Electronics, Telecommunications, or a related technology area relevant to InterDigital’s business concerns
Previous experience in the fields of wireless communications, consumer electronics or video compression is a plus
JD from an accredited law school and membership in good standing from at least one state bar
Registration to practice before the USPTO
Qualified to practice before the EPO and the National Patent Office of at least one EP member state
Experience with patent databases and/or workflow-driven IP asset management software preferred
Willingness to travel, including internationally
Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris), France
Internal Number: 1637
InterDigital develops mobile and video technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks, better video delivery, and richer multimedia experiences years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading technology companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ (IDCC) and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index. For more information, visit www.interdigital.com.
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