IPR/Litigation Paralegal (Inter Partes Reviews) (North Dallas) (DFM #593)

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International law firm in the North Dallas area is seeking an IPR/Litigation Paralegal to assist attorneys in accomplishing clients’ goals by using organizational, analytical and communication skills.  Position requires the candidate with ability to conduct legal research, document management, and management of Patent Office Post-Issuance Review Proceedings and must meet the billable hour requirement for the role.  The ideal candidate will also have experience relative to patent litigation in district court or ITC.

 

Essential Duties:

-Assist in drafting of Patent Office Post-Issuance Review Proceedings including pleadings, discovery, briefs and memos, etc.

-Support attorneys in Patent Office trial related matters, to include assistance with trial research and preparation, prepare affidvits, gather and organize evidence and other information, and draft position statements or briefs for such proceedings.

-Establish, organize and maintain pleading boards, attorney trial notebooks, expert witness notebooks, document indexes and lists.  Devise file organization scheme and supervise file maintenance, prepare privilege logs.  Prepare exhibits and schedules.

-Preparation of areas of inquiry or questions for attorneys to use during depositions and trial.

-Perform assigned legal research tasks using all available resources including libraries and computer data systems and include cite-checking skills.

-Prepare exhibits and coordinate demonstrative evidence for hearings and trials, cite check and finalize briefs.

-Summarize depositions, transcripts and records.  Prepare case summaries, chronologies, correspondence and memoranda.

-Docketing-Oversee tracking and maintenance of individual dockets.

-Prepare status reports and other client-requested reports/tasks.

-Maintain client correspondence.

 

Other Duties:

-Assist attorneys with speeches and articles.

-Attend CLE and courses to expand knowledge of substantive law.

-Perform other related duties as needed or assigned.

 

Qualifications:

-The IPR/Litigation PL must have a minimum of 5-7 years of experience; experience within a law firm strongly preferred.

-Must effectively utilize digital litigation support and electronic document production applications while having the ability to create, compose, cite check and edit written materials.

 

Skills:

-Must have excellent verbal and writing skills and the ability to conduct legal research and translate difficult concepts into simple terms.

-Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office along with strong communication skills.

-Able to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as an effective member of the team.

-Ability to work with many different types of personalities at all levels of organization.

-Able to meet hard deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

 

Education:

-Must have a PL Certification from an ABA approved school or Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to law, administration or liberal arts.

 

Law firm provides an excellent benefit package along with beautiful offices in North Dallas!

 

Salary:  $65,000-70,000 DOE

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