Sr Portfolio Management Counsel | SPORMC - REQ22-609

at InterDigital Communications, Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

About InterDigital

InterDigital develops fundamental wireless technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, providing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.


InterDigital is seeking an attorney with experience in patent portfolio management and prosecution counsel supervision for cellular-related inventions. This successful applicant will be responsible for, among other things, managing the quality, scope, and cost of his or her assigned portion of InterDigital's cellular patent portfolio.

  • Review invention disclosures, make filing decisions and manage the work of internal and external prosecution counsel to best achieve the desired portfolio strategy within budget (the position does not involve hands-on application preparation or prosecution)
  • Attain in-depth knowledge of select patent families and propose claim sets, amendments, continuation/divisional strategies, and other prosecution actions to support strategic objectives
  • Actively participate in portfolio management meetings with engineers, prosecution counsel and members of the Patents team
  • Work closely with the Licensing Support team to ensure that portfolios are prosecuted in a manner that is aligned with the company's licensing programs or other corporate initiatives
  • Coordinate with, and provide feedback to, company engineers and engineering management on patent-related topics
  • Track status of assigned portfolio(s) and provide updates to company stakeholders, such as the Head of Portfolio Strategy, the General Patent Counsel, and company management
  • Support the Litigation team during litigation due diligence and other litigation-related matters
  • Coordinate the defense of patents in response to third-party validity challenges
  • Work collaboratively within, and outside of, the Patents team on a variety of patent-related projects (e.g., SDO policy review and compliance, coordination with joint venture partners, portfolio acquisition due diligence, and/or portfolio sale efforts)


The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • 7+ years of experience as a patent attorney with experience in patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • A combination of law firm and in-house experience is a plus
  • An aptitude for learning new and complex technology, and an ability to communicate with a global mindset at all levels of the organization
  • Extensive experience with cellular-related technologies and standards organizations (e.g., 3G, 4G, 5G, 3GPP, ETSI, etc.)
  • BS or higher degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Electronics, Telecommunications, or a related technology area
  • JD from an accredited law school and membership in good standing from at least one state bar
  • Registration to practice before the USPTO
  • Experience with patent databases and/or workflow-driven IP asset management software preferred
  • Willingness to travel, including internationally

Location: Wilmington, DE, New York, NY or Princeton, NJ - Remote or Hybrid option is available for this role, but must be commutable to one of the InterDigital locations listed.

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Job Posting: 896360

Posted On: Jan 13, 2022

Updated On: Feb 12, 2022