Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Intellectual Property Specialist

REQ: REQ-126439 Legal

Panasonic Corporate
  • United States
  • Torrance, CA, United States
Apply Apply

Panasonic – Intellectual Property Specialist 

Every moment of every day, people all over the world turn to Panasonic to make their lives simpler, more enjoyable, more productive and more secure. Since our founding almost a century ago, we’ve been committed to improving peoples’ lives and making the world a better place–one customer, one business, one innovative leap at a time. Come join our journey.

Click here to learn more
 about how Panasonic is creating a better life, a better world. 
Watch this video
 to see how our employees are shaping the technologies that move us.

What You'll Get To Do:

  • Conduct Patent Asset Managements and provide services to in-house/outside clients
  • Advise in-house/outside clients regarding IP-related issues, including new developments in patent and trade secret laws and policies
  • Provide assistance to clients with patent application process including evaluating patentability of innovations
  • Prepare, draft and file patent applications
  • Handle Office Actions by preparing written responses, answering interviews, and filing with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) necessary materials to further successful registration of contemplated patents
  • Conduct prior art database searches, evaluate third-party risk assessments, and patent trend analysis
  • Perform research and analysis and provide guidance on a variety of patent and IP-related issues including patent strategy
  • Draft and/or review the IP clauses in business contracts.
  • Handle external communications with potential transactional partners or outside professionals/consultants in coordination with President/Sr. IP Counsel
  • Engage with out-licensing functions to facilitate acquisition and monetization of IP
  • Conduct Patent and DRM (Digital Rights Management) Management:
  • Act as a company representative in the partnerships (LLCs) activities to monitor each entity’s management

Team Development & Cooperation:

  • Provide proper IP professional training to the team.
  • Independently identify tasks and services reasonably necessary to maintain good relationships with in-house clients.


  • To perform limited administrative tasks necessary to properly render the duties described above, or direct administrative staff for that purpose

What You’ll Bring:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in the Physical Sciences or Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in patent prosecution and licensing practice in a corporate in-house IP department
  • Registration with the USPTO
  • Japanese skill is a plus (Knowledge of Japanese as a second language or familiar knowledge and interest in business and culture involving Japan and Japanese organizations)

Problem Solving:

  • Innovative mentality & Strategic thinking to challenge status-quo
  • Passion for problem solving
  • Strong analytical skills to identify root causes and countermeasures
  • Ability to navigate through complex organizational structures
  • Experience in aligning cross-cultural, cross-functional, and virtual teams


  • Outstanding listening skills, excellent written skills, and high-profile communication skills
  • Ability to work in ambiguous environment
  • Project Management acumen
  • Ability to lead & influence people within and outside organization
  • Strong relationship building skills; ability to build trust among those with diverse personal styles

Other Requirements:

  • Preference for local candidates in the Torrance, CA area
  • Ability to travel as job duty requires
  • Flexibility to operate efficiently in a large multinational organization where internal clients are located both in Japan and the U.S.
  • Ability to quickly understand Clients’ needs and to advise proper actions under each given circumstance if involved risk or transaction is significant, but independently as to routine matters

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 401K
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being Program

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.


REQ: REQ-126439 Legal

  • United States
  • Torrance, CA, United States
Apply Apply

As a global policy, Panasonic does not recognize resumes or other application materials submitted from staffing agencies and search firms outside of our system. Therefore, please do not submit resumes or other application materials through the external Panasonic web site or directly to our employees. Any resumes or other application materials submitted through the external web site or directly to employees of Panasonic or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates will not be eligible for any agency fee, and the resume and other application materials will be added to our database for direct recruitment.

Panasonic assigns only certain positions to approved staffing agencies and search firms that have a current agreement with Panasonic in place. Not all positions are eligible for an agency fee.

Join our Talent Community!

Not ready to apply? Joining our talent community not only provides you with job updates but insider peeks on some of the innovative technologies you could work on.