Patent Attorney or Patent Agent at NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors


Mid Level

Austin, TX 78735, USA

Not defined

10 Nov → 10 Dec

Job Description

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has approximately 29,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $8.61 billion in 2020.

Patent Attorney or Agent

NXP’s global Patent Creation team is part of NXP’s IP Group and is responsible for generating and managing the company’s portfolio of some 17,000 patent assets. NXP’s IP group is part of NXP’s Legal Department.


Job Summary:

  • NXP Semiconductors is seeking a registered patent attorney with preferably 3-5 years experience or a registered patent agent with a minimum of 5 years experience in patent preparation and prosecution, to join our global Patent Creation team in Austin, Texas.

  • This position will be approximately 70% patent preparation and prosecution before the USPTO. The other 30% includes patent portfolio management, invention disclosure review, outside counsel management, inventor counselling, and other invention disclosure generation activities.




Job Responsibilities

  • Must be able to effectively manage a patent prosecution docket.
  • Must be able to work with engineers to identify and protect patentable aspects of NXP technology and to communicate those aspects to others including preparing patent applications for filing in a patent office.
  • Must be able to formulate and communicate legal advice on intellectual property matters to NXP engineers and management.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with engineers, co-workers, and managers on legal and technical matters and must be able to effectively communicate with engineers, co-workers, and managers located in other countries where English is a second language.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • A USPTO registration number is required.

  • BSEE or MSEE required. A degree in physics or aerospace engineering will be considered if at least 30 hours of EE classes were also taken as part of the degree requirements.

  • Experience with integrated circuit technology is strongly preferred including experience with RF, semiconductor processing, memories, digital circuitry, analogue circuitry, RF, semiconductor processing, memories, sensors, packaging, software, data communications, electronic systems, wireless, data processors, and networks.

  • Must be a team player.

How To Apply

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