IP/Patent Manager

Legal San Jose, California


Position at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Job Title:  IP/Patent Manager

Requisition #DSA32734

 Samsung Semiconductor Inc. is seeking an IP manager who has engineering and intellectual property experience working with high-tech companies. The person will be responsible for technical analysis, patent prosecution, and IP portfolio management including trade secrets and know-how. S/he should be able to understand new inventions and technologies quickly and work with both inventors/engineers and outside patent attorneys, generate technology landscape reports, host invention harvest meetings, and lead patent review committees for invention quality grading.

Patent/Technology Analysis and Landscaping- including delivering information-dense reports on major trends, including recommendations, to management

IP Portfolio Management based on patent analysis- including locating and prioritizing valuable intellectual property, and managing trade-secrets.

Patent Prosecution management- including reviewing invention disclosures, patent drafts, and patent office actions with inventors and outside counsel.

Harvest inventions- Including understanding lab activities, scheduling and running technical discussions with engineers, and assisting in documenting all IP discovered.


BS in EE or Material Science (Semiconductor related), 2-3 years industry experience including patent drafting.

JD Preferred

Patent Agent- Patent Attorney preferred

Domestic and international as needed travel

Strong English language verbal ability enabling capable handling of patent material

Strong mathematical ability allowing comprehension of electrical engineering, physics, material science, and software arts


Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI), an equal opportunity employer, is a world leader in Memory, System LSI, and LCD technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SSI is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry's volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. It is one of the largest providers of system logic, imaging and LED lighting solutions, as well as providing advanced process design and manufacturing for fabless companies. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. also has a research and innovation center with numerous labs providing product design and research in: logic, memory, image sensors, displays and mobile technologies. In addition, the company supports Samsung Display Company, the largest producer of LCD and OLED displays.


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