Intellectual Property Paralegal

FL - Fort Lauderdale West Palm Beach
Pay Rate: $75,000 per hour

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Job Description:

The Paralegal is responsible for assisting with a full range of Patent and Trademark matters for a busy IP practice. This includes assisting with preparation, docketing, electronic filing, portfolio management and registration and maintenance of Patent and Trademark applications.



  • Research and compile information pertaining to national and international intellectual property rights.
  • Prepare status summary reports for attorneys and clients.
  • Coordinate international filings with foreign law offices and/or other foreign entities.
  • Collaborate with Docketing Team to ensure due dates for actions, including responses, renewals, oppositions, Section 8 and 15 affidavits, use affidavits, Patent Cooperation Treaty requirements, and payments of patent annuities in foreign countries are properly docketed and tracked.
  • Assist in intellectual property-related litigation.
  • Assist in oppositions, interferences and cancellations; draft necessary pleadings for use in these inter partes

Trademarks & Patents

  • Perform on-line searches of Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) records, industry databases and general legal research.
  • Conduct searches for information regarding trademarks.
  • File applications, statements of use, renewal applications, affidavits of use, and assignments.
  • Draft responses to PTO actions and oppositions.
  • Police client's trademarks to guard against potential infringements.
  • Maintain foreign trademarks, which include corresponding directly with foreign associates and instructing them to search trademarks and to file applications, renewals, affidavits of use and oppositions.
  • Obtain legalizations and certifications for filing foreign trademarks.


  • Draft and file renewal applications and infringement letters.
  • Research and compile information about notice requirements, longevity of enforcement, and renewal options.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years intellectual practice paralegal experience, patent experience preferred.
  • Associate's degree required; Bachelor's Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate from ABA approved program preferred.
  • Significant, substantive legal related experience may be considered in lieu of formal education
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task efficiently and be an independent thinker.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally and provide exceptional service, internally and externally, at all times.
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize workflow and manage projects.
  • Ability to perform effectively with little or no supervision and within established time limits and on-going deadlines.

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