General Information

Req #
WD00001789
Career area:
Legal
Country:
United States of America
State:
Illinois
City:
Chicago
Additional locations:
US - Mobile
Date:
Monday, June 7, 2021
Working time:
Full-time

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 not just a Fortune 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re in 180 countries, working with 63,000 brilliant colleagues and counting. And we’re known for the world’s most complete portfolio of smart technology, from devices to software to infrastructure.

With our ingenuity, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future. 

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

Description and Requirements

Job Responsibilities (Essential functions and duties):  Manage a global 5G patent portfolio including interacting with engineering management and inventor team in the US and 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 5G claim charts using knowledge of 5G technical specifications Provide inventor training and education Manage relevant patent budget by keeping track of current spend, predicting future spend, and creating a filing plan to allocate spend within the budget Review portfolio to strategically manage annuity payments within a budget 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 B.S Degree or more in science and technology (preferably majoring in Communications, Electrical, or Computer Engineering) US Patent Bar or similar experience in China 7+ years of experience with patent preparation and prosecution Fluency in English Independently takes responsibility for tasks of high complexity in patent related matters to assist Lenovo business groups In depth understanding of 5G telecommunications technology. Possess strong analytical skills and fundamental grasp of both legal and wireless communications concepts in the areas of: 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. Potential travel to Chicago and/or China Preferred Qualifications Fluency in Mandarin (Candidate should be able to communicate effectively with Chinese inventors who also speak English) 2+ years of experience as an engineer for a telecommunications company 3+ years in Standards Essential Patent Portfolio Management including filing decisions, prosecuting patent applications, and pruning a global patent portfolio, preferably in a patent department of a global technology company or an international patent law firm. 3+ years’ experience in Standards Essential Patent Claim Charting We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.   
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.