Paralegal - Intellectual Property

Sep 23, 2023
Oct 09, 2023
Contract Type

Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world–class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word–class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger – a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are focused on providing a challenging and enriching career path with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are an innovative, global company with wide–ranging opportunities that include career–enhancing talent rotations. Our structured career paths will ensure that you know what it takes to build your ideal career at Weatherford when you join our Company. We also offer a comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance coverage, income protection plans, a 401(k) savings plan, Company paid holidays, and paid time off for vacation.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


As the Paralegal – Intellectual Property you will be responsible for providing direct support to the Weatherford IP Legal Group. This position includes traditional in–house IP paralegal responsibilities. The scope of the position is broader, however, in that it also includes managing efficiencies across the IP Legal group.

  • Responsible for patent docketing and reviewing incoming patent correspondence.
  • Manage patent committee meetings, annuity decisions, and annuity and maintenance fee payments.
  • Assist the IP Legal group in IP matters involving patents and trademarks.
  • Manage vendors, including annuity services, translation services, and law firms.
  • Preparation and tracking of assignment documents and patent POAs.
  • Preparation, filing, and docketing of trademark applications and responses, as well as the management of foreign counsel for non–US trademarks.
  • Coordinate trademark search requests and trademark clearance searches.
  • Review and approve IP invoices, as well as manage task codes and rate sheets with outside firms.
  • Create and update reports and projections on IP spend across business units.
  • Create and update periodic IP reports for the Legal Department and the business units that need the information.
  • Maintain and administer the IP database and docketing systems and maintain deposit accounts.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Have written and verbal communication, interpersonal, organizational, and follow–up skills.
  • Be able to work and communicate effectively with a large number of individuals within all levels of the Company and remain focused in a fast–paced environment.
  • Ability to manage complex and competing organizational priorities, including the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Have document/recordkeeping skills and work ethic
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, and proactively assume responsibility for projects.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels including; field, supervisors, managers and executives
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a legal assistant in a law firm and/or corporate law department.