Semiconductor Industry Association Seeks Asian Policy Director

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is seeking to hire a Manager or Director Global Policy (China focused)  to join SIA’s Global Policy Team.  The ideal candidate will have an education and prior work experience relevant to Chinese technology or international trade issues.  The position reports directly to the Vice President of Global Policy.  The position requires a Bachelors degree (B.A.), Masters degree preferred; 2-7 years of professional experience in international trade or global technology issues; good understanding of China’s political-economy and tech policy; working-level fluency in Chinese, with strong Chinese source material reading and research skills; etc. Here is the link to the posting.

In recent months, semiconductor policy has become a hot bilateral area, and this position would likely bring the successful applicant directly into the range of bilateral semiconductor issues and opportunities, including technology policy, trade, antitrust and intellectual property.

APAC IP Position in Singapore with Thermo Fisher

Thermo Fisher Scientific, a Fortune 500 company, is seeking a APAC IP counsel to be based in Singapore.  The position involves such tasks as developing IP strategies in the Asia Pacific Region, proactively developing IP opportunities from R&D in Singapore and China, as well as anti-counterfeiting activities and trade secret protection.

Appropriate bar admission/patent office admission (China or US), background in the sciences, minimum 10 years prior experience and proficiency in Chinese and English are required.

Here’s a link to the posting.

 

Guangzhou IP Attache Position Opens

The US Department of Commerce has an opening for the IP Attaché in Guangzhou. Application for the position closes September 29, 2017.   Requirements include knowledge of intellectual property, a law degree, US bar admission and US citizenship.  The announcement does not indicate that knowledge of Mandarin or Cantonese languages is required, although it does require experience of working with foreign IP laws.    Please see the announcement for further information.

USPTO EXTERN POSITION OPEN

USPTO has posted a position for an unpaid extern in Chinese intellectual property matters commencing June 6, 2017. The position requires the following skills:

– Knowledge of Chinese language

– Knowledge of Intellectual Property (IP)

– Ability to research US and Chinese cases

– Ability to use Excel and PowerPoint

– Skill in preparing instructional material

The extern will assist staff of the USPTO’s China Team by researching intellectual property issues in China and assisting with organizing meetings and programs. Some instruction on Chinese IP databases may be provided.

Economics and IP Position At AIT/Taiwan

The American Institute in Taiwan has posted a position for an economic specialist in Taipei.  This is a local-hire position (for those ordinarily resident in Taiwan, and others). In addition to knowledge of Chinese and English, the position requires a Master’s degree in business, engineering, economics or law or related field.  The position entails, among other things,  “researching and drafting cables and other reports on policy, legal, and business developments in the high-tech, digital economy, cybersecurity, intellectual property rights (IPR), and labor sectors.”   The application deadline is February 12, 2017.

Guangzhou IP Attaché Position Opens

USPTO has announced a vacancy for the Guangzhou IP attaché position.  The vacancy announcement is here.  Requirements include knowledge of intellectual property, a law degree, US bar admission and US citizenship.  The announcement does not indicate that knowledge of Mandarin or Cantonese languages is required, although it does require experience of working with foreign IP laws.    Please see the announcement for further information.