Senior Patent Counsel

at Nokia Siemens Networks in Naperville, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Join us in creating the technology that helps the world act together

We are a B2B technology innovation leader pioneering the future where networks meet cloud. At Nokia you will have a positive impact on people's lives and help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and accessible world.
Be part of a culture built on an inclusive way of working where we are open to your ideas, you are empowered to take risks and are encouraged to be fearless in bringing your authentic self to work.


The team you'll be part of
Nokia Technologies is licensing Nokia intellectual property, including patents, technologies, and the Nokia brand, building on Nokia's continued innovation and decades of R&D leadership in technologies deployed in virtually all connected devices used today. Come join us and make an impact!
We have an exciting opportunity for a patent professional to join a world-class Patenting team. The team works on all fronts of patenting, from drafting a patent application to supporting in patent licensing and litigation activities. You will work not only with skilled colleagues but also with an extensive network of external associates.

What you will learn and contribute to

You will be responsible for standard essential patent (SEP) portfolio development and support primarily in the following areas:

Drafting standard-related patent applications inhouse and with external patent attorneys
Prosecuting globally the patent applications inhouse and with external patent attorneys
Evaluating filed patent applications on a regular basis, including reviewing claim charts and evaluating patent validity in order to ascertain both patentable claim scope and mapping to the standard
All above is based on collaborating closely with the inventor community

Your skills and experience

Job Requirements:
Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics/Mathematics, or equivalent field
Experience with 3GPP related patent applications and prosecution thereof
Qualified patent attorney, preferably European Patent attorney or US Patent attorney/agent
Pluses if you also have:
Extensive experience with 3GPP related technologies and standards
Open and fearless attitude towards innovating and testing new practices
Great skills at building relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Strong business judgment, analytical acumen, and communication skills
Time management skills
Mentality of a collaborative team player
Ability to motivate and inspire others
Solution-oriented attitude


What we offer
We offer work where you make a direct impact on the Nokia patent portfolio, flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities both in and beyond the everyday work, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.

Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer

Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:
One of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg
Workplace Pride Global Benchmark

At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.


Nokia's employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.


Join us and be part of a company where you will feel included and empowered to succeed.

Additional Information
United States Salary Range: Annual base salary of 106,050 - 265,070 USD plus eligibility for incentive/variable pay.
United States Benefits: Nokia offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following: 
* Pension Plan - Cash Account Program
* Medical and dental coverage 
* Short term disability and long term disability 
* Life insurance and AD&D 
* Supplemental life and AD&D insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child) 
* Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts 
* Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits 
* Savings/401(k) Plan 
* Paid time off for holidays and vacation
* Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
* Tuition Assistance Plan
* Adoption assistance 
* Employee Assistance Program/Work Life Resource Program
* Voluntary benefits including vision,... For full info follow application link.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Job Posting: 11444177

Posted On: Nov 10, 2023

Updated On: Dec 08, 2023

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