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United States of America
North Carolina
Monday, March 4, 2024
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* United States of America - North Carolina - Morrisville

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Description and Requirements

Job Overview:     

Lenovo’s legal department is looking for a talented, highly motivated, and dynamic Senior Patent Attorney, Patent Legal, ISG / SSG (Infrastructure Solutions Group / Solutions and Services Group) Portfolio Manager to help manage Lenovo’s infrastructure and services businesses patent portfolio.

We are looking for someone who is an outstanding leader and manager of processes and patent portfolios with demonstrated effective communication skills, deep technical skills, and IP strategy experience.  You will partner with inventors, technical business leadership, the IP legal team, and outside counsel to provide patent portfolio services effectively and efficiently for Lenovo mobile business group. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Communicate effectively with business leadership on IP strategy, patent filing plan, and IP awareness and education.
  • including harvest and identify patentable innovations, manage outside counsel to draft, and file patent applications including prosecution, reexamination, invalidation, and other patent related professional work in the lifecycle.
  • Provide inventor training and education to innovation communities.
  • Support, as appropriate, patent licensing opportunities, litigations, and complex business transactions with patent portfolio analysis, due diligence, infringement, and invalidity analysis, and claim charting and testing. 
  • Manage relationships and communications with outside counsel.
  • Support other business IP related activities.


Job Requirements: 

·       Bachelor’s degree in science and technology, preferably majoring in Physics, Electronics, Computer Science or Communication

·       10+ years’ experience with strong patent portfolio strategy and development experience, preferably in patent department of a global ICT (Information and Communications Technology) company or an international patent law firm.  Patent Agent status with the USPTO or similar status for other key countries.

  • Strong experience in managing a global patent portfolio, including brainstorming, harvesting, filing, prosecution and strategic placement of secondary filings in support of global business strategies.
  • In-depth understanding of US patent law, filing and prosecution strategies. It is preferable to have familiarity with global patent laws including Europe, WIPO, and China.
  • Strong technical skills to partner with business leadership and Patent Review Board technologists.   

·       Experience working with IP tools, both internal and external.

Preferred Job Requirements:

·       Master’s degree in science and technology, preferably majoring in Physics, Electronics, Computer Science or Communication.

  • Fulfill independently tasks of high complexity in patent related matters for the business clients and provide patent related counseling.
  • communication skills to communicate with business clients and identify patents for protection, improve IP awareness in business clients through education and training.

·       Intense commitment to high moral standards and business ethics.

·       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 solutions to old problems.

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Additional Locations
* United States of America - North Carolina - Morrisville
* United States of America
* United States of America - North Carolina
* United States of America - North Carolina - Morrisville