Entry-Level Paralegal, Intellectual Property (Will Train) – Direct Hire/Recent Grads Welcome

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Direct Hire

Our client, a RTP area law firm that is one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the world, is actively recruiting for a very bright, capable and diligent team player to join its International Patents team. 

Extensive training will be provided.

  • This is an outstanding foot-in-the door opportunity. While some familiarity with patents/law would be valuable, firm will consider top-notch recent grads who meet all other criteria
  • This Paralegal will be the keeper of all documents and data related to assigned patents. Seek highly organized candidate with outstanding point-person skills.
  • Position will involve original writing, primarily correspondence and summary documentation.  Seek candidate with excellent writing skills.
  • This is high-volume, fast-paced work.  Deadlines are tight and interruptions are frequent.  Seek candidate who stays focused and level-headed despite pace and change.
  • This Paralegal will regularly connect with various stakeholders to provide and obtain information. Seek adept communicator with the demonstrated ability to garner the respect and cooperation of a broad constituency.
  • Position will be on-site at RTP office (hybrid schedule will be available after training) and Covid vaccinations are required.

Selected Duties:

  • Obtain information from clients regarding their patent needs. Create new client files and update systems to reflect learned information
  • Prepare required documents such as Powers of Attorney, Inventors Rights documents, etc. and ensure completeness and timeliness of submissions
  • Liaise with foreign agents to determine filing requirements for their countries
  • Liaise with clients to ensure execution and return of documentation in advance of local deadlines
  • Docket and maintain case records and create content for high volume corporate clients
  • Act as point-person for ensuring all documents are submitted; monitor progress of submissions and ensure any additional requirements are handled
  • Assist with administrative responsibilities including email review/reply, phone coverage, processing quotes, invoicing clients, etc.

Other priorities include:

  • Aptitude for technology and software, including MS Office Suite
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail; strong proofreading skills
  • Compliance orientation
  • Self-directed, proactive work style
  • Clear, timely and versatile communicative abilities