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JR-0000047385 Requisition #

Job Description



Associate General Counsel


Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia


SNDK Legal - Worldwide Commercial Law

SD SanDisk Storage Malaysia

Requisition #: JR-0000047385


Western Digital®


The next big thing in data is you!




  • Assist inventors in submitting invention disclosures
  • Lead invention review board and determine patent application filing priorities
  • Manage outside counsel who prepares and prosecutes patent applications
  • Develop strategy for a portfolio of Western Digital’s global patent assets
  • Work collaboratively with business leaders, engineers, and other members of the legal department on IP issues
  • Perform IP due diligence, risk assessment, and freedom-to-operate analysis
  • Counsel internal clients on intellectual property matters
  • Analyze patent infringement, validity, and related issues
  • Some travel is required





  • Degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Minimum with 5+ years of patent prosecution experience at a reputable law firm; additional in-house experience is a plus
  • Registration to practice before the USPTO
  • Computer science, electrical engineering, physics or comparable degree



  • Experience asserting and enforcing patents is a plus
  • Ability to proactively identify, analyze and resolve issues and provide timely, concise and business-focused legal advice in a fast-paced, dynamic environment



  • Proven team player with strong client service orientation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management and organizational skills
  • Good sense of humor and positive attitude
  • Experience working with outside counsel and partners in foreign jurisdictions





The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.


But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

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