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Senior Patent Counsel

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Huawei Technologies
Location: Plano, Texas
Date posted: 02/17/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

 Job Description:

 

Huawei Technologies USA, the US subsidiary of Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd., has a newly-established Senior Patent Counsel position to be staffed out of the US subsidiary's Plano, Texas headquarters. Huawei is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks, and now serves 36 of the world's top 50 operators, along with over one billion users worldwide. The successful candidate will ideally have 8 - 10 years of in-house and private law firm experience with a particular emphasis on patent procurement, prosecution and portfolio management. Prior patent and/or technology licensing experience desirable. Responsibilities for the Senior Patent
 
Counsel position include:
 
  • Critical review and management of outside counsel engaged in patent procurement activities on behalf of Huawei, as well as attending to internal preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.
 
  • Support of Chief Patent Counsel in general intellectual property activities on behalf of Huawei.
 
  • Rendering of comprehensive intellectual property support to one or more domestic client groups, as well as management of related patent review boards.
 
  • Analysis and communication of complex technical and legal issues to a primarily domestic client base.
 
  • Render legal and technical support for patent assertion/licensing negotiations.
 
  • Supervise and mentor junior patent engineering staff from Huawei's foreign offices as to patent application drafting, prosecution and practice procedures before the US Patent & Trademark Office.



Job Requirements:

 

 

1. License to practice law in the United States, and preferably in the State of Texas
2. Registration to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office
3. Possess excellent oral and written communications skills
4. Possess excellent patent legal and analytical skills, including demonstrated ability to independently formulate and draft appropriate responses to office actions, and advise clients as to various intellectual property issues.
5. Candidates must possess a strong technical background in Electrical Engineering, Physics and/or Computer Science; prior experience working within the telecommunications industry desirable, but not mandatory
6. Ideal candidate must have at least 8 to 10 years of experience in patent prosecution, opposition, and/or interference practice;
7. Interest, and ability to work, in multi-cultural environment
8. Limited domestic and international travel.
Necessary Experience:

      

Contact: apply online at http://career.huawei.com/career/en/i18n/jobSearch.do

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