Patent Counsel

Job Title: Patent Counsel
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: 17249 (01_210119)
Contact Name: Huang Kai
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 21, 2019 13:11

Job Description

Brief Overview:
A European semiconductor company is looking to hire a Patent Attorney to join their APAC team in Singapore.

The Role & Responsibilities:

  • Support Asia-Pacific inventors in creating and submitting invention disclosures, in particular holding regular training sessions to promote IP awareness, conducting workshops to harvest technical ideas, and mentoring and guiding inventors to strengthen invention disclosure submissions
  • Perform novelty search and inventiveness analysis on inventions disclosures received
  • Prosecute patent applications through external law firm, with a focus on China, US and Europe
  • Coordinate and supervise external law firms in the region, with a focus on China, especially with respect to patent filing and prosecution matters
  • Actively monitor the IP laws/regulations throughout the region, including by having regular contact with government IP offices, and develop action plans to benefit the Company
  • Align and coordinate all IP strategies and plans throughout Asia Pacific with Company’s HQ, and implement Company’s IP strategy in the Asia Pacific region


  • At least 6 years relevant patent/IP work experience in law firm or in-house legal department, of which at least 3 years must be in Asia
  • Prior experience in drafting and filing patent applications, handling patent prosecutions (including overcoming objections in office actions) and patent invalidation/oppositions, preferable especially in China (in Chinese language) 

Get similar jobs like these by email

By submitting your details you agree to our T&C's