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Senior Manager, Intellectual Property Counsel

Image  Help us build the DNA of tech.


Vishay manufactures one of the world's largest portfolios of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components that are essential to innovative designs in the automotive, industrial, computing, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. We help the world's most in-demand technologies come to life. Every day our products touch your life and the lives of people across the world, though you likely do not know it. Come join us and help us build The DNA of tech.


Where You'll Work & The Scope:  

Vishay in Malvern, PA is currently seeking a full-time Senior Manager Legal Services, Intellectual Property to join our legal team. This is an exciting opportunity that offers diverse in-house intellectual property related responsibilities and the ability to work directly with key stakeholders, including R&D, technology and business development teams on a wide range of intellectual property matters including developing and maintaining company intellectual property protections and processes and intellectual property aspects of contracts, licensing, and other agreements.


How You'll Help Build the DNA of Tech:

  • Manage outside counsel in the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications.
  • Work closely with research, development, and technical operations teams to advise and guide intellectual property development and strategy.
  • Conduct or direct freedom to operate and invalidity studies, analyses of third-party patents, and competitive patent intelligence.
  • Manage internal patent and trademark portfolios.
  • Provide transactional legal support for all intellectual property matters for the company globally.
  • Provide other general intellectual property legal advice and represent the company in matters relating to intellectual property law including licensing and litigation.


Experience You'll Need:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and an active registration, in good standing, with a state bar.
  • USPTO registered patent attorney.
  • Technical undergraduate degree, electrical engineering preferred but not required.
  • 3+ years broad intellectual property experience, with a preferred focus on patent preparation and prosecution.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas would be considered a plus: rendering patentability and non-infringement opinions; supporting due diligence activities; license/agreement drafting, negotiation and counseling; trademark prosecution.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English, emotional intelligence, and ability to counsel senior management.
  • Ability to work independently and across business functions and cultures with teams across multiple time zones.



  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Health, dental, & vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Work from home opportunities 


Vishay offers a comprehensive suite of benefit programs including health care coverage, financial support programs and other resources designed to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. With us, you'll experience unique career paths, an open and collaborative culture, a stable business that will be there for you, and opportunities to work globally and locally. Do you have the skills we need? Are you ready to power your career as you power the world? If so, apply today.


 Vishay is an AAP and Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia