Patent Portfolio Manager

Legal Newark, California


Description

Position at Logitech

 As a Patent Portfolio Manager at Logitech, you will join our IP team and report into our worldwide head of IP. You will be directly responsible for developing and maintaining a patent portfolio across multiple products categories, working with engineering and product teams from around the world. You will partner closely with a number of our internal business groups, to proactively develop an IP strategy to support business objectives. This is an exciting opportunity to establish a solid IP position for Logitech in emerging technologies, and to lay the foundation for our business opportunities for years to come.

Among your responsibilities will be:

  • Manage a patent portfolio spanning multiple product categories, including invention identification and harvesting, strategic analysis, patent application preparation, and prosecution by outside patent counsel

  • Collaborate with legal, product, and engineering teams to identify IP opportunities and mitigate potential IP related risks

  • Provide strategic counsel regarding the competitive IP landscape for the company's current global product portfolio and future opportunities

  • Train and educate product and engineering teams in intellectual property matters

  • Travel to our offices in Europe on a quarterly basis, and potentially to other locations, to engage directly with our local product and engineering teams

  • In conjunction with members of the litigation team, assist with IP-related disputes

  • Support IP-related M&A due diligence activities

 

Qualifications:

  • Combination of law firm and in-house experience with history of taking accountability for important IP issues and decisions and seeing them through

  • IP experience with consumer electronic products and consumer facing software services

  • Technical experience in the areas of video collaboration, broadcasting, consumer electronics, and generally in electrical and mechanical engineering

  • Background and experience working with inventors in multiple different geographic regions, including a working knowledge of foreign filing license requirements

  • An understanding of the scope and requirements of Design patents, within the US and foreign jurisdictions

  • Proven ability to manage the development of a patent portfolio within a budget, filing new applications on a regular cadence, while ensuring quality and strategic significance

 

Additional Requirements

  • 3+ years of in-house legal IP experience

  • JD, admitted to the CA State Bar

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office registration

  • BS degree in EE, ME, computer science, or related field

  • Ability to travel to Europe quarterly, for trips of 5-10 days

  • Fluency in French is desirable but not required

Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we’re small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we’re big enough in our portfolio, and reach, for those actions to have a global impact. That’s a pretty sweet spot to be in and we’re always striving to keep it that way.

 “All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.”

If you require an accommodation to complete any part of the application  process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 510-713- 4866 for assistance.

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