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Patent Engineer - Requisition Id:17821
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Synaptics, Inc | San Jose, CA
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Patent Engineer 
Requisition Id: 17821

About Synaptics: 

Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics’ broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products is built on the company’s rich R&D, extensive IP and dependable supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for mobile, PC, smart home, and automotive industries, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable. (NASDAQ: SYNA) www.synaptics.com.

Job Responsibilities

Support the growth of Synaptics’ patent and other Intellectual Property portfolios by applying the professional expertise in electrical engineering. 

Work with technologists to identify and document inventions, lead reviews of internal invention disclosures (IDFs), make defensive disclosures, perform prior art searches, manage outside counsel, train inventors on intellectual property processes and procedures, and facilitate and contribute in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications worldwide before patent offices in collaboration with local counsel, and lead IP functions at Synaptics’ Japanese subsidiary.

Job Qualifications

MS in Electrical Engineering and two years patent-related work experience, including analyzing technological inventions, patent portfolios, development of filing strategies, familiar with patent global practice, and project management.

Fluency in speaking and writing Japanese for managing the IP functions in Japan

Synaptics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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About Synaptics, Inc

Synaptics Incorporated is a worldwide developer and supplier of custom-designed user interface solutions that enable people to interact and intuitively with a variety of mobile computing, communications, entertainment and other electronic devices. The Company targets the personal computer (PC) market and the market for digital lifestyle products, including mobile smartphones and feature phones, portable digital music and video players, and other select electronic device markets with its customized human interface solutions. Its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers include tier one PC OEMs. The Company supplies custom designed human interface solutions to its OEM customers through their contract manufacturers. Through its OneTouch offering, the Company enable its customers to access the technologies to develop their own human interface designs for capacitive button and scrolling applications for products, such as mobile smartphones and feature phones. (Source: 10-K)