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Patent Portfolio Manager/Patent Agent

San Diego, CA, USA | Apple

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Product Development
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Key Qualifications

Registered Patent Attorney or Patent Agent.

5+ years of relevant experience at a top law firm and/or in-house legal department.

Experience drafting and prosecuting patent assets, managing portfolios, developing patent strategies, conducting patent analysis, and providing support for standards, transactions, and litigation efforts.

Experienced in wireless telecommunications, cellular protocols, and communications hardware.

Familiar with cellular standardization (e.g., 3GPP).

Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.


We seek to hire a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to assist in developing and curating the company’s wireless communications patent portfolio. You will work with the business to build and purposefully prosecute the associated worldwide patent portfolio and strategy. This includes identifying patentable inventions; securing high-quality, strategic patent assets; providing expert technical and legal analysis; handling patent challenges; providing guidance in support of patent transactions and licensing matters; assigning and managing work performed by outside law firms; and working with engineering and other business organizations to understand priorities and challenges. This position also will provide cross-functional support for acquisition due diligence, IP licensing, enforcement, standards, and litigation activities.

Education & Experience

USPTO Registration and BS degree in EE/CS/CE required. JD preferred.

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