Nitto Denko Asia Technical Centre Pte. Ltd.

Senior IP Architect

Nitto Denko Asia Technical Centre Pte. Ltd.| Date Posted: 27-Oct-2020
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Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

Job Description

Job Description:

  • Supporting inventors and business unit to ensure IP-related needs (e.g., patent application and prosecution activities, protection of trade secrets, support of freedom-to-practice activities, proactive IP space mapping for determination of strategic opportunities) are being fulfilled.
  • Analysis of Official Action/Written Opinion, develop and draft appropriate arguments including claim amendments.
  • Conducting prior art search and strategize scope of patent protection.
  • Continually review all R&D projects to monitor for patentability and IP risks.
  • Conduct IP assessments of business risks that includes right-to-use studies and patent analyses for infringement and validity issues.
  • Summarise key findings on prior art search results legibly.
  • Helping inventors and business unit prepare invention disclosures.
  • Supporting inventors throughout the patent application process.
  • Liaising with patent agents and assist in drafting patent applications, including patent claims including exemplary embodiments.
  • Assisting to perform competitive and technical intellectual-property analyses and providing patent status updates to the inventors to help them understand where the application(s) reside in the prosecution timeline.
  • Contributing and participate in IP Committee meetings, as appropriate.
  • Traveling to support overseas R&D operations, as appropriate.
  • As assigned, where appropriate.


Qualifications / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s / PhD degree in Computer Science and/or Computer Engineering or Electrical and Electronics Engineering, preferably some knowledge in any of the discipline Network, Software, Electrical and Electronics.
  • Singapore Citizens preferred.
  • Some knowledge in web-based research (e.g. using various online patent and journal databases.)
  • Patent Examination Skillset desirable but not essential.
  • A keen reader, researcher and problem solver.
  • Primarily focused on patent work needing 3 or more years of experience.
  • Work with close attention and meticulous with details in a structured manner.
  • Good analytical, verbal and writing communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, understand complex technologies and summarise concepts.
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal, analytical and organisational skills.
  • Commitment to produce detail-oriented, high-quality work product.
  • Preferably working knowledge of IP law matters and familiar with patent process.
  • Strong English language writing and verbal skills. A third language in Japanese and/or Thailand Language, would be an advantage. (in order to liase with Japanese/Thailand language speaking associates)


Interested candidates please apply via the Apply Now button. Please include the following information in your resume:

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