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Intellectual Property Paralegal

  • Location Beverly, MA
  • Date Posted 10/15/2021
  • Type Direct Hire
  • Commitment Part-time
  • Job ID #4017

Boutique business and technology law firm with a compelling mission seeks a Part-time IP Paralegal. Ideal candidate will have IP prosecution and docketing experience and be looking to work in a collaborative team environment that offers flexibility and professional development opportunities.  

Hours/Schedule: 20-30 hours per week, with potential for as many as 35-40 hours if desired


Job Type: Direct


Location Requirements: Hybrid; 1-2 days in office with the balance worked remotely.

Rate: Competitive hourly rate, based on experience

Job Description: 


Amazing opportunity to work in a forward-thinking, innovative, and inclusive environment; this person will be a critical member of the firm. The successful candidate will be positive, detail-oriented, and able to work proactively and independently. This position includes outstanding opportunities for professional development. The ideal candidate will embrace opportunities to contribute to other firm practice areas including corporate formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute resolution.  This is a challenging role for a paralegal with experience in IP prosecution and docketing and represents a unique opportunity to create and implement best IP practices in our firm. We offer flexibility, competitive compensation, and an awesome team fully committed to the firm Vision and Mission.


Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Management, coordination with attorneys and foreign counsel, and docketing all phases of domestic and foreign trademark and patent prosecution. 
  • Day-to-day responsibility for all IP correspondence intake and file management.
  • Patent annuity payment management, with direct instruction responsibility to service provider.
  • Direct communications with foreign trademark and patent counsel, including coordination of payments to foreign counsel.
  • Preparation and upload USPTO filings.
  • Preparation and submission of formal documents to domestic and foreign patent and trademark agencies (power of attorney, oath and declaration, IDS, certifications, assignments etc.).
  • Directly communicate with the USPTO and foreign administrative agencies regarding patent and trademark applications.
  • Manage USPTO deposit account and customer numbers.
  • Assist with client communications regarding patent and trademark filings.
  • Identify and contribute to success of other practice areas by participating fully in cross-practice firm collaboration.
Qualifications and Skills:
  1. Written and Oral Communication Proficiency.
  2. Time Management.
  3. In-depth computer proficiency skills in MS Office suite.
  4. Desire to master software and new applications. 
  5. Strong organizational skills and ability to manage and drive projects and tasks with extreme attention to detail.
  6. High level of integrity and honesty.
  7. Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.
  8. Ability to think creatively and work in a team environment.
  9. Ability to accommodate flexible schedules.
  10. Enjoyment of new technology and ability to have some fun!


Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree and paralegal certificate.
  • At least 3 years of IP paralegal experience at law firm and/or in house legal department.
  • First-hand experience with and knowledge of an IP docketing system.
  • Current knowledge of requirements for domestic and foreign IP filings.
  • First-hand, frequent experience with USPTO electronic filings.
  • Experience prioritizing workflow.
  • Ability to perform effectively with little or no supervision and within established time limits and formal deadlines.


FlexProfessionals respects and seeks to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences of its candidate network. FlexProfessionals does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. The candidates whose resumes are shared with our business clients are selected on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.