Senior IP Attorney


In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US




3-7 years





Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00259994-160

Introduction to the job

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler, Arizona, San Jose and San Diego, California, Wilton, Connecticut, and Hillsboro, Oregon.

Role and responsibilities

Patent Attorney will be responsible for working in close partnership with business units, engineers, cross functional teams and other peers to provide a wide range of patent law functions within ASML. The successful candidate will be part of ASML’s intellectual property team helping to protect company innovations and mitigate IP risk. This is a great opportunity to join the local team of a well-established company with a global presence and get to work on cutting edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.
Reporting: This position willreport to Senior Patent Attorney in the Applications Corporate IP (CIP)Group.
Team information: TheApplications Group provides IP services to scientists, engineers andmanagement involved with the Company’s products covering computationallithography, metrology, and inspection.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology

Education and experience

Licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Juris Doctorate (J.D.), from an accredited law school with excellent academic performance.
Bachelor’s Degree in the engineering or physical sciences disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, systems and controls science, physics, materials, or optics. Advanced degree in physics with experience in optics a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Actively develop and manage a global patent portfolio
Conduct inventor interviews and present disclosures at patent review meetings
Manage outside counsel to properly draft and prosecute high quality patent applications, draft petitions, appeals, and/or other exceptional or non-routine papers as necessary to gain allowance/issuance
Interact with and provide guidance to outside counsel consistent with ASML objectives and operating guidelines
Evaluate patent and other IP positioning of third party to provide risk assessment, freedom-to-operate analysis, product clearance, and mitigation strategies
Evaluate third party patent infringement claims against ASML subject matter areas of interest including research, products, or technologies
Interact and work regularly with key stakeholders in engineering and business organizations to acquire a deep knowledge of current and future ASML products and business goals, and develop and align ASML patent portfolio with those business goals
Provide guidance and counsel to business teams on a range of intellectual property matters as requested or deemed appropriate
Conduct periodic training to employees on intellectual property matters
Occasionally assist with advising or structuring and/or negotiating in-bound or out-bound patent licenses as directed and/or requested by ASML CIP and/or Company management
Provide regular updates to manager
Provide guidance to junior staff members with aspects of their job
Perform other duties as assigned
Should be OK to work extended hours when necessary to complete projects in a timely fashion
Some travel, both domestic and international will be required
Job description subject to change at any time


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

Characteristics and Competencies:

Fully functioning in the job independently with only general direction required
Strong professional drive to take on challenging assignments
Ability to collaborate effectively with various teams across ASML including a diverse group of colleagues and internal clients in multiple countries
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent judgment and critical thinking skills to understand how assigned responsibilities advance ASML’s business objectives and is able to provide practical and actionable solutions and advice
Excellent client service ethics and skills, with an advanced understanding of client relationship-building
Ability to translate and statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphic formats
Strong competency with the tools, systems, and procedures required to accomplish the job
Be a team player

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

This position is located on-site in San Jose, CAIt requires onsite presence to attend in-person work-related events, trainings and meetings and to further ensure teamwork, collaboration and innovation.
A flexible workplace arrangement may be available to employees working in roles conducive to remote work (up to two days a week).

Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
May require travel (specify domestic and/or international) dependent on business needs.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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