Qualcomm Patent Counsel in Beijing, China

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Patent Counsel



Qualcomm Incorporated


Job Area



China - Beijing

China - Shanghai


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 is seeking talented and motivated patent attorneys to apply their legal, technical, and communication skills with engineers and business units to develop the highest quality, high-value patents throughout the world. The candidate will be required to understand the technology, business plans, product roadmaps, industry practice, domestic and international patent laws, and work in a cooperative atmosphere to achieve this goal. The role includes analyzing patentability and validity, analyzing infringement, prosecution, and collaborating with counsel across multiple jurisdictions to ensure compliance with local jurisdictional practices and laws. Specific responsibilities include patent application drafting, drafting responses to office communications, interviewing examiners, and patent analyses including infringement, clearance, patentability and validity analyses. Other responsibilities include participation in design-around analysis, license and contract analysis, and performing due diligence analysis for potential acquisitions and investments.

5+ years experience in preparing and prosecuting local and international patent applications are required. The candidate must be registered to practice before CNIPA.

The candidate should be, fluent in writing and speaking English. Also outgoing and motivated, demonstrate initiative, and possess technical, legal, and interpersonal skills with the desire to work in a team environment. Engineering and law firm experience is required. Patent litigation or patent assertion experience is desirable. A broad set of technical expertise in areas such as wireless communications and various associated non-connectivity technologies is desirable.

Education Requirements

Required: Bachelor's, Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering

EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.