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Senior Corporate Counsel - IP Litigation

Microchip Technology Inc.
Posted May 31
Full Time
Chandler, Arizona

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

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Job Description

Microchip Technology Incorporated (“Microchip”), is seeking an experienced IP litigation attorney for its Sr. Corporate Counsel – IP Litigation position, which supports all aspects of representing Microchip in patent lawsuits, patent assertions, and third-party discovery. The successful candidate will be responsible for formulating and actively driving strategies for the resolution of litigation, with a focus on intellectual property litigation. In this role, you will coordinate extensively with attorneys and paralegals within the Legal Department and with business and functional partners, technologists, and other executives within Microchip’s business units.

Microchip is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs, which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company's solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information about MCHP and its products, please visit

The Sr. Corporate Counsel – IP Litigation Position Reports To Microchip’s Director & Assistant General Counsel – IP & Litigation. In This Position, The Successful Candidate Will

  • Assist with representation of Microchip in global civil litigation matters with a focus on intellectual property litigation (patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret).
  • Formulate case strategy; prepare objections and responses to discovery requests; implement electronic discovery collection, holds, and compliance; and review pleadings. Develop infringement/non-infringement theories, invalidity theories, claim charts and IPR petitions. Draft, review, and negotiate settlement agreements.
  • Review intellectual property claims and potential disputes, identifying Microchip’s best claims or defenses. This includes searching for relevant prior art, drafting claim charts, preparing evidence of use, and drafting and/or reviewing IPR petitions. Research and advise on liability and financial exposure related to disputes.
  • Provide guidance on accomplishing business objectives while managing the legal risk of disputes.
  • Manage outside counsel, coordinate litigation strategies, and provide regular updates for assigned matters.
  • Manage litigation expense budget for assigned matters. Identify and use the most efficient and effective legal resources to complete the work in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Analyze patent portfolio, identify valuable patent assets, prepare evidence of use, and otherwise support patent monetization efforts.
  • Prepare responses and objections to third-party subpoenas.
  • Coordinate with in-house litigation paralegal on discovery tasks.
  • Assist in other substantive legal areas and work with other attorneys and staff as needed.


Travel Time:

0% - 25%

Physical Attributes

Carrying, Feeling, Handling, Hearing, Seeing, Talking, Works Alone, Works Around Others

Physical Requirements

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Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.