University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Robert J. O'Connell, JD '97/LLM '09

Dean's Advisory Council Member

Vice President, Patent Counsel, Qualcomm Inc., San Diego

Robert O’Connell is a vice president, patent counsel for Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego, where he manages a team of patent and trademark attorneys. He and his team are responsible for developing and maintaining large domestic and international patent and trademark portfolios supporting Qualcomm’s licensing, product development, and branding efforts. Further, he supports several engineering divisions and subsidiaries with offices located around the world working in various technologies from wireless software services to next generation wireless architectures and chip designs.

Before this, O’Connell provided litigation, patent and trademark prosecution support at the Washington, DC, firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, and the Atlanta firm Jones & Askew, LLP.