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Lookout Mobile Security is seeking a Patent Hacker/Engineer for its San Francisco CA office location.
At Lookout, we build amazing products that help people all over the world stay safe while using their mobile devices. Every day, we’re hard at work inventing new technologies and ideas that allow Lookout to be absolutely simple to use, but remarkably effective. Plus, the problems we get to work on are really fun.
The same way you might have title proving your ownership of a house or car, we care about having title to our inventions (i.e. patents). We certainly don’t like the software patent shenanigans that have been going on lately, but at Lookout we’re building real and valuable technology and we don’t think it’s fair for someone to come along and blatantly copy everything we work so hard to build. The way we use patents at Lookout helps protect our hard work and defend ourselves from frivolous lawsuits.
Patents are fun. Writing good patents is an extremely challenging, yet fascinating, problem. You need to take an invention and get to the heart of what makes it special, then figure out how to describe it in a sufficiently broad way to capture the whole invention (and not just a particular implementation) while making sure there aren’t easy ways to design around it. We call it patent hacking because writing solid patents is a creative process that has a lot in common with building (and breaking) software—you need to think of all the ways you can make something work and all of the ways you can circumvent how it was designed to work.