IP Litigation Paralegal
Please send your resume in WORD format should you be interested in the following IP Litigation Paralegal position located in Boston MA. This is a full–time, direct–hire position with a salary range of $85K – $125K with awesome benefits. If you are not interested in this position, please pass onto colleagues/associates as we do offer referral fees should they be hired. Job Title: IP Litigation Paralegal Location: Boston MA Work Environment: Hybrid (3 days in office/2 days WFH) Salary: $85K – $125K Bachelor's Degree required: Yes Work week hours: 35 Daily Hours: 9–5 Minimum billable hour requirement: 1,650 hours (bonus depends on billable hours per year) Term: Full–time 3rd Party C2C/Transfer: No Referral Fee: $500 – Refer qualified colleague, friends, or family. Please reply with an updated resume in Microsoft Word format Job Description: The Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation Paralegal will support the IP Litigation attorneys within the IP Section. The IP Litigation Paralegal will act as lead paralegal on large, complex cases and be responsible for providing case management, document production and review, legal research, trial preparation and other substantive duties with an emphasis on U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and section 337 matters. Responsibilities: Handle complex case management for ITC and federal district court litigation including discovery, research, Markman hearings and trial preparation and attendance. Manage paper and electronic discovery process and support attorneys in all phases of discovery and trial preparation, including coordination of electronic and paper discovery, depositions, transcripts and trial support. Create, organize and maintain databases, privilege logs and files containing discovery documents, physical evidence, summaries, deposition transcripts etc. Manage documents and war rooms and work with attorneys to coordinate large–scale document productions and reviews. Research all case documents, materials, rule and court procedure and prior testimony and publications of opposing experts; analyze, summarize and compile timelines and reports regarding findings. Obtain all necessary information and materials from vendors, clients and government agencies such as the USPTO, PAIR, and USITC–EDIs etc. Oversee and coordinate logistics for depositions. Assist with and prepare for meetings with clients, witnesses, experts and outside counsel. Coordinate the preparation and filing of briefs and legal documents: draft routine filings; perform legal cite–checking, blue booking and shepardizing; compile appendices and exhibits; prepare and submit electronic court filings. Manage all trial preparation and support activity: manage trial exhibits; prepare trial notebooks; maintain expert binders; war room set up; communicate with experts and fact witnesses etc. Manage post trial matters. Monitor rule and other changes in the federal and state courts and the ITC and USPTO and other administrative forums where the firm practices. Remain current in technology developments in the legal industry. Mentor and train junior paralegals. Assume additional responsibilities as requested. This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. 4+ years of litigation experience; Patent and ITC litigation experience preferred. Strong expertise in all stages of litigation process. Knowledge of USPTO and ITC practices and procedures. Knowledge of document management and review software, including DeskSite, Relativity, West Case Notebook, and TrialDirector. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and administrative skills. Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion. Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability, and logical thought process. Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands, and meet various deadlines. Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Outstanding sense of customer service. Enthusiastic, proactive, and positive attitude. Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion. Must be self–motivated to produce quality work. High level of integrity and honesty. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical. Flexibility to work overtime and travel when necessary.