General Information

Req #
WD00028447
Career area:
Legal
Country/Region:
Singapore
State:
Central Singapore
City:
SINGAPORE
Date:
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Working time:
Full-time
Additional Locations: 

Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology for all, so we spend our time building a society that’s brighter and more inclusive. And we go big. No, not big—huge. 

We’re a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere. 

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

The candidate should have experience in managing and improving the processes of patent drafting, filing, and prosecution for a global patent portfolio.  The candidate should possess deep telecommunications/cellular technical knowledge including experience drafting claims that cover cellular standards.  The candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a familiarity with working with different cultures across different time zones.  The candidate will need to work effectively with our technical business leadership, the global SEP patent team, the larger Lenovo IP legal team, and outside counsel to provide patent portfolio services effectively and efficiently to benefit our Lenovo business units. 

Job Responsibilities (Essential functions and duties): 

  • Manage a global SEP patent portfolio including interacting with engineering management and inventor team in China to better harvest patentable innovations
  • Manage/review global outside counsel to draft and file new PCT and national patent applications and prosecute our pending global patent applications
  • Manage/produce SEP claim charts using knowledge of SEP technical specifications
  • Provide inventor training and education about patent law and Lenovo internal processes
  • Review portfolio to track current spend for new filings, prosecution and annuity payments
  • Support, as appropriate, patent licensing, litigation, and complex business transactions by providing patent portfolio analysis, due diligence, infringement and invalidity analysis, and claim charting. 

Required Qualifications and Experiences

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science and technology (preferably majoring in Communications, Electrical, or Computer Engineering)
  • SG or CN Patent Bar or similar experience in China
  • 5+ years of experience with patent preparation, and prosecution, management, preferably in a patent department of a global technology company or an international patent law firm
  • Fluency in English
  • Independently manage high complexity tasks in patent related matters to assist Lenovo business groups
  • In depth understanding of telecommunications technology. Possess strong analytical skills and fundamental grasp of both legal and wireless communications concepts in the areas of, for example: PHY, MAC, and/or higher protocol layers (e.g., Layer 2/3) areas especially in LTE, CDMA, OFDM, WiFi, or WiMAX
  • In depth understanding of PCT/WIPO, US, and China patent law, filing and prosecution strategies
  • Deep knowledge of rules and practices of patenting software and cellular standards worldwide
  • Intense commitment to high moral standards and business ethics
  • Top notch communication and teambuilding skills
  • Strong organizational and operational skills
  • Personable collaborator who can work successfully and build relationships with internal stakeholders and external parties to achieve business goals
  • Strong ability to identify challenges and develop and adapt to changes to achieve business and corporate goals
  • Strategic thinker with a broad perspective, and an analytical thinker with enough creativity to synthesize new and automated processes and solutions to old problems.

Preferred  Experiences

  • Fluency in Mandarin (Candidate should be able to communicate effectively with Chinese inventors)
  • 2+ years of experience as an engineer for a telecommunications company
  • In depth understanding of audio and/or video codec technologies and standards
  • Experience in Patent Claim Charting