Patent Attorney*
Xilinx - San Jose, CA

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Xilinx, Inc., the world's leading provider of All Programmable devices, SoCs and 3D ICs , seeks a patent attorney to support the company’s efforts to build a strategic patent portfolio. The successful candidate will have opportunities to:
  • Define and implement the company’s patent strategy and processes
  • Manage a significant portion of the active patent portfolio
  • Draft, file, and prosecute patent applications before the USPTO and foreign patent offices, and manage outside counsel doing the same
  • Analyze and render opinions about patents
  • Work closely with engineering teams to understand technology and business priorities, and identify and harvest strategic inventions
  • Develop a deep understanding of the company’s technology
  • Advise and educate the company on complex IP legal issues
  • Identify and address technical and legal trends
Job Requirements

Minimum qualifications for the successful candidate include:
  • BS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science or related fields
  • JD with at least one state bar membership
  • USPTO registration
  • 4 years patent prosecution, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of integrated circuits, analog/digital circuitry, and/or programming software
  • Experience with foreign patents and applications
  • Some proficiency in IP analysis, strategy, and litigation
  • Semiconductor industry experience, especially in-house, is desirable
  • Strong personal communication skills, both written and oral
Additional Details

Applicants are treated throughout the employment process without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. The information requested here is not gathered for employment decisions. It is used only for compliance with Federal laws. Your responses are strictly voluntary, and any information provided will remain confidential. If you choose not to "self-identify", you will not be subject to any adverse treatment.



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