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Hewlett Packard Patent Counsel

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Hewlett Packard
Location: Washington, DC
Date posted: 01/28/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

 Job Description

Hewlett-Packard Company has an opening for a Patent Counsel. This position provides the right candidate an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals in one of the world's premier high technology companies. This position will likely be based in Herndon, Virginia; Washington D.C.; or Murray Hill, New Jersey; although other US-based locations may be considered as well.

About the Job

This position is in the Patent Development group of the HP Legal Department. The successful candidate's responsibilities are expected to include the following:
Preparing and prosecuting strategic, high quality patents protecting HP's products and services
Working closely with HP scientists and engineers to identify and protect inventions that are important to HP
Actively participating in HP's invention disclosure review process to help assure that HP's best inventions are identified and patented
Participating from time to time as a member of a cross functional team to provide support in licensing, litigation, or other matters
Travel is expected according to business needs and should be less than 5% of the time, most typically to other HP locations in the US.
Skills

If you are interested, please apply on-line and let me know. If you are not interested but know of someone who may be, please feel free to pass along this message.
Company Description

HP is an innovative, dynamic company with a rich past and a promising future. Started in a Palo Alto garage by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard as a company that made audio frequency oscillators, HP has continuously reinvented itself. Today, HP is the world's largest technology company, provides printing and personal computing products and IT services, software and solutions that simplify the technology experience for consumers and businesses. HP is a $110+ Billion/year company with over 300,000 employees, and was 9th on the 2008 Fortune 500 list. HP's president and CEO, Mark Hurd, is a strong believer of the importance of innovation. HP received over 1,400 US patents in 2008.

Necessary Experience:

 The successful candidate is expected to possess the following qualifications:
Admission to the USPTO
BS degree in an Engineering discipline (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering), or Computer Science
JD degree from an accredited university, and admission to a state bar
1-5 years experience as a patent attorney
Excellent written and spoken English
Strong academic credentials
Experience in a large corporate environment, as an attorney and/or engineer
Ability to work with clients in a team-oriented partnership to help them arrive at elegant solutions to their problems
Flexibility to accept new and different challenges in a fast paced, high tech environment
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
A positive attitude
A creative spirit

Contact: Find a complete job description at www.hp.com/go/jobs. Reference req # 337878.

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