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Associate General Counsel

Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 14, Thailand 
Req ID: JR-0000040423

Description

Western Digital®

We deliver the possibilities of data. YOU define what’s possible.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist inventors in submitting invention disclosures
  • Lead invention review board and determine patent application filing priorities
  • Manage outside counsel who prepares and prosecutes patent applications
  • Develop strategy for a portfolio of Western Digital’s global patent assets
  • Work collaboratively with business leaders, engineers, and other members of the legal department on IP issues
  • Perform IP due diligence, risk assessment, and freedom-to-operate analysis
  • Counsel internal clients on intellectual property matters
  • Analyze patent infringement, validity, and related issues
  • Some travel is required
REQUIRED:
  • A minimum of 5 years of patent prosecution experience at a reputable law firm; additional in-house experience is a plus
  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Current member of at least one state bar in good standing
  • Registration to practice before the USPTO
  • Computer science, electrical engineering, physics or comparable degree
  • Experience asserting and enforcing patents is a plus
  • Ability to proactively identify, analyze and resolve issues and provide timely, concise and business-focused legal advice in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Proven team player with strong client service orientation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management and organizational skills
  • Good sense of humor and positive attitude
  • Experience working with outside counsel and partners in foreign jurisdiction
 
ABOUT WD
 

Deployed by the most prominent organizations worldwide, industry-leading WD-branded hard drives (HDDs), solid state drives (SSDs) and personal storage solutions deliver the possibilities of data and high value from the information they possess. WD, SanDisk, HGST and G-Technology branded solutions position Western Digital Corporation as the world’s largest data storage company.