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Paralegal - IP Litigation Job Category: Intellectual Property - Intellectual Property Requisition Number: PARAL001647 Posting Details Posted: March 2, 2022 Full-Time Locations Showing more locations Dallas Dallas, TX 752012980, USA Houston Houston, TX 770024995, USA less Job Details Description The Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal is a highly skilled, objective-oriented individual who utilizes a combination of practical experience and cutting-edge technology in a collaborative environment to provide Firm clients and attorneys with creative and cost-efficient solutions. The Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal works on all types of IP litigation and commonly maintains a docket that includes both patent, trade secret, and trademark litigation matters. This is a full-time, non-exempt position with excellent benefits and may be resident in our Houston or Dallas office. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Manage and maintain a current and complete client/matter file. Analyze and report on metrics regarding parties, Courts, Judges, motions outcomes and litigation milestones. Prepare discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, deposition notices, cover motions, declarations, proposed orders, exhibit appendices and correspondence. Assist with document collection processes and oversee document production. E-file documents in various courts, including but not limited to Texas Federal and State Courts, Patent and Trademark Appeal Board, International Trade Commission, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Perform factual and legal cite checking of motions and briefs utilizing the Blue Book and other key cite checking authorities. Assemble shell drafts of patent disclosures, including but not limited to Proposed Claim Terms & Constructions, Infringement Contentions, Invalidity Contentions, and Claim Construction briefs. Assist with drafting and filing of Inter Partes Review (IPR) and related papers. Prepare materials for and assist attorneys with court proceedings including but not limited to hearings, depositions, arbitration, Markman hearings, and trial. Coordinate with external vendors to source competitive bids. Other projects as assigned. Core Competencies: Must be reliable and a self-starter. Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work well in high pressure environments. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks to perform essential duties of the position under time constraints and with frequent interruptions. Ability to organize and manage large volumes of data. Ability to self-manage, anticipate and delegate responsibilities as necessary. Ability to work well with internal and external clients and build relationships with individuals at all levels of an organization. Strong organizational skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail. Strong work ethic, high degree of integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Willingness to take full ownership of assignments. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree preferred. Paralegal Certificate from ABA accredited program preferred. Minimum 6 years of experience in a large law firm environment, preferably within an intellectual property litigation practice. Commensurate work experience will be considered. Understanding of the litigation life cycle and the timeline of patent disclosures. Familiar with procedural rules including but not limited to Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, related Local Rules, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, USPTO Rules, and Patent Local Rules. Engaged with current litigation events, cases, decisions and updates to rules. Experience using Microsoft productivity tools (Intermediate/Advanced): Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word. Proficient with software including but not limited to document management software/iManage, TextMap, Relativity, Lex Machina, Docket Navigator, Westlaw, Lexis, USPTO research tools, ITC EDIS Online, PacerPro, Sanction, and Trial Director. Ability to proofread materials for contextual, grammatical, typographical or spelling errors. Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer, photocopiers, scanners and fax. High Level of Contact With: Local Office Administrator IP Talent Management Partner for IP Paralegals DTS Paralegal Manager Lawyers, paralegals, and other legal support staff Moderate Level of Contact With: Client representatives eDiscovery and Litigation Technology staff Information Technology staff Occasional Level of Contact With: Vendor representatives Physical Demands: Must be able to lift boxes of files weighing approximately 15 pounds. Must be able to routinely lift and carry file folders weighing up to 5-10 pounds. Must be able to spend long periods of time working at computer workstation. Must be able to lift, squat, kneel and bend. Work Condition and Environment: Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Position is full-time and requires a five-day work week and standard hours as outlined in the firm policy manual. Work frequently requires more than the regularly scheduled hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position. Must be available to work overtime, including weekend hours, when necessary to meet established deadlines or stay current with occasional peaks in workload. Must be willing to change regular work schedule to meet the needs of the Firm. Position may require occasional travel. Fully vaccinated for COVID-19, subject to accommodation. This role may be hybrid and will require a minimum of three days per week (or at least 60%) present in the office, and up to two days per week (40%) may be performed remotely. Qualifications Education Preferred Bachelors or better. Experience Required 6 years: Minimum 6 years of experience in a large law firm environment, preferably within an intellectual property litigation practice.
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