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Patent Counsel

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San Jose, CA, United States
Aug 5, 2019

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At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? At Xilinx, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to revolutionize the world of technology. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, pushing boundaries, and working together as ONEXILINX, anything is possible.

Our culture of innovation began with the invention of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and with the 2018 introduction of our Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP), has made a quantum leap in capability, solidifying our role as the adaptable platform supplier of choice. From the start, we have always believed in providing inventors with products and platforms that are infinitely adaptable. From self-driving cars, to world-record genome processing, to AI and big data, to the world's first 5G networks, we empower the world's builders and visionaries whose ideas solve every day problems and enhance people's lives.

If you are PASSIONATE, ADAPTABLE, and INNOVATIVE, Xilinx is the right place for you! At Xilinx we care deeply about creating meaningful development experiences while building a strong sense of belonging and connection. We foster an environment of empowered learning, wellness, community engagement, and recognition, so you can focus on work that matters - world class technology that improves the way we live and work. We are ONEXILINX.

 

We seek a self-motivated patent attorney to join a dynamic team and support the company’s efforts in building a strategic patent portfolio and protecting the company in IP-related matters. In your role as Patent Counsel, you will be an integral part of the Legal team at Xilinx. You will work closely with Xilinx’s technical groups and protect our intellectual property assets.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement and help define the company’s patent strategy and internal processes
  • Manage prosecution of a large portion of the active patent portfolio
  • Draft, file, and prosecute patent applications before the USPTO and foreign patent offices, and manage outside counsel doing the same
  • Analyze and render opinions about patents
  • Work closely with engineering teams to understand technology and business priorities, and identify and harvest strategic inventions
  • Develop a deep understanding of the company’s technology
  • Advise and educate the company on complex IP legal issues
  • Identify and address technical and legal trends

 

 

Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science or related fields
  • JD with at least one state bar membership (California preferred)
  • USPTO registration
  • 2+ years’ experience, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications in: hardware and software technologies, such as semiconductor technologies, analog/digital circuitry, signal processing, memory solutions, artificial intelligence/machine learning, wired/wireless communication, and other hardware/software solutions and platforms
  • Experience with foreign patents and applications and with patent litigation including legal research, IP analysis, IP strategy, validity, infringement desirable
  • Semiconductor industry experience, especially in-house, is desirable
  • Strong personal communication skills, both written and oral
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