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IP Litigation Paralegal

  • Wilson Elser
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Jul 01, 2020
Legal

Job Description

Job Description

Wilson Elser is currently seeking a Paralegal to join a fast-paced, successful Intellectual Property team. This role can be located in either our Garden City, NY office or our Boston office.

This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to gain experience with an office of a national law firm, especially those who have excellent computer skills and / or an interest in Intellectual Property. The candidates for this role can expect to gain experience in Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation.

The Firm
Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading national law firm that faithfully serves our clients with more than 800 attorneys across 40 offices in the United States and one office based in the UK. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

The Position

Qualifications
·Must have a Bachelor’s degree
·0 - 2 years of litigation paralegal experience with trademark and patent experience preferred
·Able to quickly learn proprietary software systems and databases
·Proficiency with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint
·Strong communication (including writing) skills and attention to detail are imperative
·Must be proactive, responsive, and capable of managing multiple projects for different attorneys, with attention to detail and a high quality of work
·Demonstrated ability to adhere to deadlines
·Able to thrive in a team-based, fast-paced environment
 
Responsibilities
·Managing the Trademark Docket on a specialized software platform, including entry of new domestic, international, and foreign national trademark applications, review and docketing of deadlines, and entry of amendments to application and registration data in the Trademark Docket on a consistent and ongoing basis
·Communication regarding trademark matters with handling attorneys, clients, the USPTO, and foreign counsel
·Preparing client trademark docket reports and responding to requests from handling attorneys and clients for status updates on trademark matters
·Preparing reports on office actions, amendments required in trademark application matters, certificates of registration, and grants of protection
·Communicating with foreign counsel on required Powers of Attorney and obtaining legalized documents as needed for foreign trademark matters
·Written discovery preparation and compliance supervision -- internal and external
·Witness interaction for critical information gathering, and deposition process
·Discovery and substantive motion support, such as drafting and preparing, as commensurate with skill set

Why Should You Apply?
·Excellent Benefits
·Generous PTO plan
·Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
·Corporate Discount Plans

Interested?
Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses our commitment to both our clients and you! Please consider joining our team by applying online.

We are committed to cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity as a fundamental value. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.

 

Company Description

Wilson Elser is a full-service law firm with nearly 800 attorneys, representing more than 50 service areas in 39 offices throughout the United States. Founded in 1978, Wilson Elser ranks among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and is listed in the Top 50 by The National Law Journal. With a full-service office in London and a network of affiliate firms in France, Germany and Mexico, Wilson Elser routinely provides legal advice and representation throughout the world.

While Wilson Elser's heritage and primary focus is insurance defense, it increasingly has expanded into the corporate and transactional realms in order to better serve its clients. Along these lines, the firm currently has a broad range of practice areas, members of which will often work on multidisciplinary and/or multijurisdictional teams in order to identify sound, comprehensive and innovative solutions to complex legal issues.