Qualcomm Legal Specialist Intermediate in San Diego, California

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Legal Specialist Intermediate

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Qualcomm Incorporated


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California - San Diego

Job Overview

Qualcomm is an international leader in driving innovation and developing intellectual property. One of the world's most productive Intellectual Property Departments has an opportunity within its Operations team.

The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in helping to drive department initiatives and support operations planning activities. The position is ideally suited for a detail orientated professional looking to work in a collaborative, cross-functional department.

Provide Legal Specialist support to patent prosecution attorneys. Assist with the preparation, filing, prosecution, and maintenance of domestic and foreign patent applications. Prepare docket and status reports, monitor and track patent portfolio. Liaison between in-house counsel, inventors, outside counsel, and foreign associates to guide and manage internal IP prosecution efforts, including document collection, reporting, and basic IP research. Prepare and file US, PCT and foreign prosecution related documents via USPTO/EFS and foreign patent offices, including applications, amendments, and other prosecution filings.

All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

Minimum Qualifications

5 years of experience in working with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and Outlook required; Access and PowerPoint, Visio, etc. a plus) 1 years of experience in with IP Manager 4 years of Patent prosecution

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in law firm and/or vendor management is a plus.

Self-starter with excellent organizational skills and acute attention to detail Flexible w/ ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively in a fast paced environment. Manage multiple priorities and meet strict and often changing deadlines. Must possess a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills. Ability to work well with employees at all levels within the organization. Maintain a positive, professional and productive work culture within the group Encourage and facilitate open communication. Able to think logically and communicate questions, thoughts and ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing Ability to work independently with minimal guidance. Proactively assume responsibility and consistently follow through on assignments and deadlines in a timely manner. Demonstrate complete working knowledge and understanding of the USPTO Private PAIR and EFS systems. Working knowledge of MPEP with the ability to conduct research and analysis.

Education Requirements

Paralegal Certificate OR College graduate

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.