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Senior Paralegal

Administration & Executive Assistance
Contract
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on December 5, 2023
Amazing opportunity for a Senior Paralegal with minimum 5+ years of experience including 2+ years of previous IP/BP experience with strong preference for patent experience. Our client offers a hybrid working environment of 3 days in-office and 2 remote days. Read Full Description

Amazing opportunity for a Senior Paralegal with minimum 5+ years of experience including 2+ years of previous IP/BP experience with strong preference for patent experience.
Our client offers a hybrid working environment of 3 days in-office and 2 remote days.

Who – The Company: 
A local Vancouver success story with global operations and an impeccable reputation.

What- The Role:

  • Managing and maintaining docketing systems for patents and performing other administrative tasks such as coordinating the execution of patent assignments, inventors’ declarations, and other legal documents.

  • Docketing new US patent applications (Provisional, Utility, Design, Continuation, CIP, Divisional), WIPO – PCT utility patent applications, WIPO – Hague design patent applications, Canadian patent applications (Utility, Design, Divisional), Foreign jurisdictions patent applications into innovation management system.

  • Processing and docketing/de-docketing any incoming and outgoing patent documents received from or submitted to the patent office.

  •  Assisting in-house patent agent by monitoring and resolving discrepancies, errors and omissions in the patent records and database.

  • Maintaining patent records in the database

  • Preparing/generating patent and docket reports

  • Participating in weekly patent department meetings

  • Monitoring patent maintenance deadlines and managing the annuity payments for company’s patent assets.

  • Coordinating brand protection (BP) enforcement including reviewing, monitoring, investigating and proactively identifying infringing counterfeit targets online across digital marketplaces, social media, e-commerce sites and websites, and escalating as needed for further legal action. 

  • Assisting with all internal IP and BP functions, including developing training materials, and updating product authentication guides.

  • Tracking results of IP and BP programs for internal reporting and education.

  • Project managing various IP and Brand protection initiatives.

  • Working closely with business partners to provide evidence of use for trademark applications/registrations.

  • Supporting with the coordination of trademark clearances, policies, and processes. Conducting some internal trademark searches.

Who – The Candidate:

  • Paralegal certificate or diploma

  • 5+ years of experience as a Paralegal with 2+ years of previous IP/BP experience

  • Patent experience is strongly preferred, as follows: patent docketing and patent prosecution administration and patent filing systems in US, Canada, and international patent filing systems (WIPO – PCT and PCT-Hague).

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and legal software

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks effectively

How much:
$40-47/hr commensurate with experience + 4% vacation pay

Where:
Vancouver

When & How To Apply: 
Swim Recruiting has been engaged as a trusted recruitment agency partner on this important search. If you are interested and already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon.

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