ASML has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Senior Patent Counsel, to be located in San Jose, CA. ASML is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please respond to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this search or directly to the Managing Director managing this search at ASMLPatent@MLAGlobal.com. Please do not contact ASML directly; all resumes sent to ASML will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Overview: Responsible for performing a wide range of patent law functions arising within ASML Brion and, after closing of the announced acquisition, within Hermes Microvision Inc., as well (collectively referred to as the “Company”). This position will be based in San Jose but report to the Senior Director of the Netherlands-based ASML Corporate Intellectual Property group (“CIP”). Responsibilities will include overseeing the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the U.S. Patent Office and internationally. This position also will coordinate various aspects of the Company’s patent filing program with ASML CIP, including review and selection of invention disclosures for which patent protection will be sought. Additionally this position will provide intellectual property law guidance, including freedom to operate advice, to Company scientists, engineers, and management.
Firm: ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. ASML employs more than 15,000 people (expressed in full time equivalents) and is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML. It is a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.
Location: San Jose, CA.
Experience: 8-10+ years of relevant experience including patent preparation and prosecution, freedom to operate, and portfolio management. Familiarity with petitions and appeals is also desired. Must be licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. state or the District of Columbia. Must be licensed to practice before the United States Patent Office. Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or the hard physical sciences required. Familiarity with software patents a plus. In house or law firm will be considered.
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