IP Litigation Paralegal

IP Litigation Paralegal

Location: New York, New York

The Organization: Large U.S. Based Multinational Law Firm

Salary & Benefits: Base salary up to 80K; Generous paid overtime and bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; 401K w/match; Life Insurance; exceptional culture.

Summary: Seeking a paralegal to support a busy Global IP practice. Candidate must be willing to work independently in a fast-paced, corporate environment. Well-paid overtime can be anticipated.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct IP searches using databases such as SAEGIS, the USPTO, USCO, and WIPO
  • Conduct IP searches, using and understanding firm library databases
  • Manage internal and external communication with clients, attorneys and IP Department globally
  • Review transactional information related to company business, including acquisitions, divestitures, and important markets ahead of major transactions
  • Review IP disclosure schedules
  • Conduct due diligence and draft memoranda on diligence
  • Draft, proofread and oversee communication and correspondence, written and electronic
  • Maintain client files in an organized fashion; communicate with clients on outstanding matters and providing necessary information and materials to client at any given time
  • Use word-processing functions for document preparation, including TOC’s / TOA’s and formatting according to USPTO and firm policies
  • Maintain current knowledge on client matters as it pertains to active IP litigation
  • Maintain IP filing system; utilize iManage document management system for easy organizing and retrieval of pertinent case information
  • Draft documents outlining searches conducted
  • Draft and prepare physical and digital filings, dependent on which IP office is receiving them
  • Assist with processes involving foreign patents and trademarks.
  • Maintain excellent organization, in order to facilitate record-keeping of past searches and status charts.
  • File paperwork to the Secretary of State on behalf of clients
  • Assist attorneys with drafting closing checklists and documents

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years IP Paralegal experience required
  • Knowledge of USPTO and TTAB rules preferred
  • Familiarity with international (European) filing procedures, drafting correspondence, and conducting due diligence reviews of intellectual property
  • Excellent written and verbal skills