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Patent Counsel

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 164181 

Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our commitment to people, innovation, tenacity, collaboration, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.

Micron seeks an experienced patent attorney to serve as Patent Counsel, reporting to Micron’s Director of Global Patent Development. Patent Counsel are responsible for developing strategic intellectual property assets within assigned technology areas, and providing legal advice to Micron’s business units and engineering groups. This position requires collaboration with, and providing direction to, outside counsel throughout the patent prosecution process to ensure high-quality patents are obtained within appropriate budget constraints. This position also includes collaboration with other attorneys and professionals within Micron’s Legal Department on transactional matters, licensing and patent litigation, as needed.

Core Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing patent strategies tailored for assigned business unit(s), engineering group(s) and/or technology initiatives
  • Organizing and leading invention/patent harvesting activities
  • Collaborating with outside patent counsel to prepare and strategically prosecute Micron patent applications within assigned portfolios
  • Advising senior management and key personnel on patent matters
  • Coordinating and leading patent review committees
  • Running IP-related activities within joint development programs
  • Identifying and developing monetization opportunities
  • Driving internal education initiatives and conducting training related to patents and intellectual property
  • Supporting acquisition/divestiture transactions involving intellectual property assets
  • Providing other IP support as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctorate degree (or equivalent)
  • Current “Patent Attorney” registration from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science undergraduate degree (or commensurate technical experience) required
  • 3-5 years of experience in patent prosecution and general IP matters
  • Registered and in good standing with at least one State Bar
  • Ability to work independently
  • Superior organization and project management skills

About Us

As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D X Point™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to leverage the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world.

Micron Benefits

Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center/Activity rooms (Boise/San Jose only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.


We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members' disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Each manager, supervisor and team member is responsible for carrying out this policy. The EEO Administrator in Human Resources is responsible for administration of this policy. The administrator will monitor compliance and is available to answer any questions on EEO matters.

To request assistance with the application process, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 (or 208-368-4748).

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