Cisco Patent Analyst in San Jose, California

Patent Analyst

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Legal

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None

  • Job Id 1240378

What You'll Do

You will utilize licensed analytics tools and/or external analytics teams and resources in collaboration with internal patent team members to effectively identify and analyze important patents within Cisco’s portfolio. You will also perform and analyze patent landscapes, perform patent risk assessments and help to craft patent strategies. You have experience providing actionable insights to better align Cisco's patent program to the company's business objectives and provide custom-tailored intelligence to internal clients.

  • Perform competitive reviews and benchmarking to assess Cisco's position relative to other patent portfolios.

  • Develop systematic processes to categorize and tier strategic assets.

  • Improve analytic tool acumen for the patent team and develop new and effective techniques and processes to be deployed group-wide.

Who You'll Work With

You will work closely with Cisco’s team members including: patent portfolio managers, licensing and standards team members and patent database team members. You will have active engagement with business unit engineering staff and Cisco litigation team members. There will also be exposure to significant groups at Cisco to anticipate and understand the potential direction, rate and characteristics of technological change.

Who You Are

You have a passion for patent analytics, you can dissect a portfolio into concepts and categories and strong experience in distilling complex patent data into digestible, reliable and actionable insights. You also have relatively diverse technical expertise relevant to networking technology and deep expertise in claim review and interpretation, and patent analysis. You have strong organizational skills and the ability to simultaneously engage on multiple projects, as well as balance planned project work with ad-hoc requests.

  • Have at least 5 years of experience in patent analytics.

  • Have a strong technology background in engineering or computer science.

  • Although not required, a law degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of 5 years within patent law.

  • Dynamic, focused, creative, self-motivated and highly innovative.

  • Ability to function independently, and to also work well in an environment that requires collaborating with others to be successful.

  • Skilled in formulating problem statements.

  • Experience in project planning and oversight.

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

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