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As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.

This success is the result of our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can write your own success story. Come help us solve our customers' toughest problems and be part of a company that plays a vital role in the future of electronics.

Lam Research - a company where successful people want to work.

Intellectual Property Counsel

Date: Jul 28, 2019

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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Together we move the Atoms that move the World

Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.


Intellectual Property Attorney





Essential Functions and Duties

“As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, Lam Research is a fundamental enabler of the silicon roadmap. Today, nearly every advanced chip is built using Lam technology.

Our innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services allow chipmakers to build smaller, faster, and better performing electronic devices. We combine superior systems engineering, technology leadership, a strong values-based culture, and unwavering commitment to customer success to accelerate innovation, enabling our customers to shape the future.”


Within this framework, our IP Group is responsible for all legal aspects of Lam’s Intellectual Property. We are looking to fill an IP attorney position. The position entails:

  • Implementing Lam’s IP strategy, program, and policies in a cross-functional team environment for Lam’s Fremont-based Etch Product Group.
  • Reporting to the Senior Director in charge of IP for our Etch Product Group.  
  • Collaborating with other members of the Legal team in varying context to address IP issues
  • Managing Lam’s patent applications for your business organization in the US and internationally.
  • Occasional adversarial – litigation, oppositions, etc. – work including risk assessments and IP evaluation.

Essential Skills: You must…

  • Be a registered patent attorney, and one who wants to grow into a multi-faceted IP counsellor.
  • Have excellent interpersonal English-language communication skills: written, oral and presentation and be able to distill and communicate the essence of complex IP matters.
  • Have excellent legal and analytical skills coupled with a good business sense. A strong technical background is essential. 
  • Be hard-working, dedicated, and motivated with a strong team-oriented approach. We are too close a team to accommodate ‘lone wolves.’
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines.  Able to handle pressure.
  • Preferably have experience supporting cross-functional teams and supporting/developing IP programs in a corporate environment. 
  • Be intellectually curious, creative, innovative, accessible and approachable.
  • Not have ‘sharp elbows!’ We are a co-operative group and will not tolerate people who aren’t team players. There are no exceptions.


  • 3+ years of experience, J.D. or equivalent from a top law school, U.S. Patent Bar and California or Oregon bar or admission to the bar in another US state with existing plans to take the California Bar. 
  • Background or experience in the semiconductor equipment and/or semiconductor industry with an ability to understand advanced understand advanced semiconductor fabrication technologies.
  • B.S. in a semiconductor related discipline: Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, or Electrical Engineering preferred.






Our work is everywhere you look – even if you can’t actually see it.  Lam Research goes deeper than software or chips to the heart of the process that enables chip creation.   So if you want to help power the components that empower everything, join us.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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