Director, Standards Policy, Asia Pacific


InterDigital develops technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. Solving many of the wireless telecommunications industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, they invent solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience, years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index. InterDigital is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, and currently operates from 12 office locations in 6 countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, and South Korea. For more information, visit:


Our client is looking to hire a Director, Standards Policy, Asia Pacific with a focus on mainland China (PRC) to join InterDigital’s expanding global Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs team. This newly created position will report to and support the Senior Director, Standards and Competition Policy, regarding patent policy, standards‐setting, and licensing policy matters. This position will have extensive interaction with global standards‐setting organizations and will coordinate IPR policy with a wide‐ranging group of internal and external stakeholders. This position will be an integral part of InterDigital’s proactive approach toward intellectual property rights (IPR) regulation and policy.


  • Represent InterDigital before SDO IP policy committees and working groups regarding patent policy, standards‐setting, and licensing policy matters in the U.S. and Asia.

  • Help coordinate InterDigital’s patent policy, standards‐setting and licensing policy positions as well as IPR/SDO‐related policy positions among key company stakeholders and their teams, while also actively promoting these positions in the SDO community.

  • Provide strategic advice regarding patent policy, standards‐setting and IPR licensing matters to key company stakeholders and proactively identify and communicate patent policy and IPR‐related issues and trends that affect the company.

  • Prepare memoranda, talking points and briefing materials in support of patent policy, standards‐ setting and IPR licensing matters.

  • Assist in maintaining responsibility for the company’s global portfolio of SDO memberships including, but not limited to, SDOs based in the United States and Asia.

  • Represent InterDigital at SDOs, play leadership roles in the organizations they currently belong to, provide advice and strategy to join organizations they do not currently engage with and build coalitions with similarly situated interest groups and companies in Asia to promote a pro‐IP agenda and help elevate the InterDigital brand.

  • Build, maintain and expand relationships with key SDO leadership as well as government stakeholders important to company policy objectives and assist with the promotion of InterDigital’s patent policy positions to key stakeholders in Asia.

  • Assist in the development and creation of SDO strategy while also working to advocate and advance InterDigital’s IPR policy interests. Significant international travel, particularly to and within mainland China.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) Degree, or foreign equivalent.

  • At least ten (10) years of relevant substantive experience at a law firm and/or as an in‐house attorney with a practice focused on licensing, patent law and SDO‐related activities.

  • Admission and good standing in a state bar in the United States, or equivalent foreign jurisdiction; registration with the patent bar is a plus.

  • Excellent business judgment, ability to think strategically and give practical advice.

  • Basic knowledge of patent procurement and enforcement and demonstrated expertise in intellectual property law.

  • Knowledgeable of recent patent policy issues (e.g., availability of injunctive relief for SEP infringement, competing proposals for definition of RAND/FRAND, etc.).

  • Detail‐oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.

  • Experience advocating IPR and competition law policy positions before various Asian administrative agencies.

  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills; polished and effective public speaker.

  • Experience navigating PRC policy process and political landscape.

  • Have existing relevant relationships or the ability to build a network at all levels of government and business in the Asia Pacific region, especially China.

  • A reputation for ethical conduct and a commitment to ethical behavior.

  • Proven track record of success in company advocacy, strategy implementation and persuasion.

  • This person should be a self‐starter able to independently and routinely interface with key policy stakeholders and others in Asia who can impact the outcome of relevant regulatory efforts.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver on goals, discretion and good judgment, and desire to be part of a committed, driven, fun, and loyal team.

  • Extensive international travel and within mainland China (up to 75%).

Lee Brantingham

M +86.1305.2156497 | M +852.66269452 lee.brantingham@ngs‐

Julian Buckeridge
T +86.21.5178.5298 | M +86.1861.656.2512 julian.buckeridge@ngs‐