IP Strategist

HP - Palo Alto, CA 94304

About Us

Innovation is in HP’s DNA. From our origins in a Palo Alto garage in 1939, to our current position as one of the world’s leading technology companies, HP has grown to become a leader in technology and corporate culture, inspiring innovators and entrepreneurs around the globe.

HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software and services to serve more than 1 billion customers in over 170 countries. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that attracts exceptional talent and to supporting our employees to succeed at all levels. We dream in over 35 languages and share one mission: to engineer experiences that amaze.


As an IP Strategist, within our Personal Systems business, you will:

  • Prepare, summarize, evaluate, and present comprehensive IP landscapes, including patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and licenses on a variety of technologies and business programs.
  • Work with technologists, managers, and attorneys to optimize the use of the IP disclosure and review process. Help client technologists target, prioritize, and draft important invention disclosures.
  • Provides training on IP to technologists and organizations with Personal Systems.
  • Influence technical and business decisions based on IP insights and recommendations.
  • Influence development investment decisions, IP generation and licensing efforts, and business model planning.
  • Develop creative ways to enhance business success by optimizing the role of IP in technology and product development and business planning processes.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to senior managers on issues of IP development strategy.
  • With in-house Legal counsel, identify and resolve complex IP issues that require highly specialized judgment and knowledge.
  • Develop methods for supporting innovation and supporting change across the organization.


  • Excellent IP searching and analysis skills coupled with the ability to develop and communicate forward-looking strategic recommendations from data collected.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to generate a variety of highly effective documents, including reports, spreadsheets, and presentations on highly technical subjects.
  • Ability to organize and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to develop and maintain extensive networks throughout HP
  • Solid problem solving skills and ability to discern and apply creative approaches.
  • Strong ability to collaborate, influence, and build trust through excellent client management skills.
  • Well-developed breadth of practical and academic knowledge of IP legal issues.
  • Strong business acumen linked with the ability to evaluate and communicate the impact of IP on business models and business success.
  • Ability to identify important technology and business control points and to develop IP strategies to maximize business success.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8+ years related experience or Master’s degree and a minimum of 4 – 6 years experience.
  • Minimum four years experience with IP generation and portfolio management; minimum four years product /technology development experience; project management; presentations to technologists and managers.
  • Desired: presentations to executives.


Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, computer science, or physical science required. Advanced technical degree, MBA, and/or JD degree desirable.

We are looking for visionaries who are ready to make an impact on the way the world works. At HP, the future is yours to create. Thanks for taking the time to review our job, if you think it is a match to your knowledge and interests please apply today— we are eager to learn more about you.


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