• IP Paralegal

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    City
    Pasadena
    State/Province
    Texas
  • Overview:

    Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of specialty materials and chemical products which are used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our products, essential to everyday living, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for operational excellence, sustainability and premier safety performance, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion, with approximately 67% generated outside of North America. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its global product offerings, visit www.celanese.com.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage client IP portfolio records in database, including but not limited to, record creation, data entry, initiating weekly and-or monthly reports, fulfilling internal POC and non-POC audit requests, completing data integrity checks and data management with outside counsel.
    • Perform docketing and data e-Recordation in IP database, including but not limited to, entering actions due or performed, uploading documentation into asset records, including Invention Submissions, Patents, Trademarks, Conflicts, FTOs and Agreements.
    • Steward and provide budget reports (annuity fees due and accumulative costs per family).
    • Steward and manage actions due with outside counsel and foreign counsel.
    • Steward quarterly Intellectual Property Steering Committee and Annual Asset Review Meetings for POC and non-POC.
    • Prepare Agendas, Presentations, Minutes, Follow-ups and manage other business documents, as needed for both POC and non-POC IPSC or Legal meetings.
    • Support IP Attorney/HU Attorney with all PT and TM matters and asset management.
    • Prepare and progress Intellectual Property documents, formal papers, database reports and meeting presentations.
    • Perform other paralegal administrative duties as necessary, such as search requests, estate-file reviews, entity verifications, invoice administration, budget reports, portal maintenance, recognition projects, etc.

    Qualifications:

    • High degree of discretion, full awareness of, and sensitivity to all Intellectual Property matters, documents and communications.
    • General working knowledge of Intellectual Property transactions (relative to TMs, Agreements and Patents).
    • Team player who can interface effectively and professionally with others within Legal department, Third parties, client groups, outside counsel, foreign counsel and patent offices.
    • Intellectual Property experience, should include but is not limited to US and foreign application prep, US and foreign prosecution, and-or US and foreign docketing for Patents and Trademarks.
    • Good financial understanding of IP budget.
    • Strong computer skills, including but not limited to experience with an IP docketing database, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Exemplary organizational skills.
    • Self-starter.
    • Experience with PTO, including but not limited to USPTO, EPO, WIPO, SIPO, JPO, etc.
    • Type a min of 60 WPM.
    • Patent and Trademark prosecution and docketing experience.
    • Experience with Anaqua IP database.
    • Experience with Derwent, Thompson Innovation, Aureka, Lexis.
    • Experience with Serengeti Tracker (invoicing program.
    • Experience with SharePoint.

    Required Years of Experience

    • 5+ years in IT

    Required Education

    • High School diploma
    • Experience in Corporate Law Department, Law Firm, or Chemical Company
    • Some college or paralegal degree or certificate preferrred, but not required

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