Applied Materials, Inc. is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.
The Applied Law Department environment is fast-paced, challenging, collegial and collaborative. This senior IP role will have primary responsibility for supporting one of Applied’s Business Units and advising its leadership team. Applied is seeking an energetic team player able to provide counsel on a wide variety of IP issues for a global organization.
Provide business and IP/legal advice to a >$1B global business
Counsel management and technologists of client business groups on IP matters involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights
Analyze IP landscapes, perform IP risk assessments and develop IP sustainability strategies
Actively develop and manage a global patent portfolio to protect key differentiating aspects of Applied’s technologies, including managing outside counsel on patent drafting and prosecution, improving quality, scope and litigability of patent applications and claims, and tracking patent budget and spending
Review, draft and negotiate a broad range of IP related agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, joint development agreements, sponsored research agreements and government funding agreements
Lead and contribute to the development of business processes and policies to better enable achievement of business objectives, mitigate risk, reduce inefficiencies and improve effectiveness
Collaborate with Litigation team regarding IP procurement and enforcement strategies
Develop programs to protect IP and accomplish business goals; provide training to management and engineering teams
Skills and Attributes
Strong intellectual capacity and high personal standards of excellence
Strong business and technology acumen; capacity to learn the business and technology quickly
Understand how to translate business needs into contract language and creatively resolve business issues