IP Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Sep 13, 2023
Oct 08, 2023
Contract Type
Job Description – Intellectual Property Paralegal

Location: Houston, Texas, United States of America

This IP Paralegal will be a member of our International Patent Prosecution Team. This team is an integral part of our IP Department. As a member of this team the Paralegal will work with multiple attorneys, and coordinate with other colleagues to aide in the prosecution of our patents across the globe. Our ideal candidate will have two years direct IP experience, and an ability to succeed in an ever–changing environment. The right candidate will be able to anticipate IP needs, be self–motivated as well as have a good team attitude.

Will work under the supervision or direction of Senior IP Paralegals/Legal Assistants, and relevant IP Counsel.

  • Under attorney supervision, prepares and modifies intellectual property related matters.
  • Prepares drafts of patent prosecution forms and filings, such as Requests for Correction, PCT patent applications, Information Disclosure Statements, Submittal of Formal Drawings, etc.
  • Dockets deadlines for patent prosecution, fees and annuities and handles correspondence with outside counsel re same.
  • Organizes and expedites flow of work through department. Initiates and implements follow–up actions as required on a wide variety of topics requiring specialized knowledge relating to office activities.
  • Maintains confidentiality on all department issues.
  • Observes company policies and safety rules.
  • Performs other duties as required to ensure effectiveness of the position.

  • Some university course work is preferred.
  • Minimum 1+ year(s) of patent prosecution experience. Our ideal candidate will have two years direct IP experience.
  • Is extremely compentent in both speaking and writing English.
  • Has an understanding of Microsoft Office programs, such as Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple simultaneous projects effectively