IP Paralegal

Job Locations US-PA-Coopersburg
ID
2022-1648
Category
Legal
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. has an immediate opening for an IP Paralegal.  In this position, you would be a key part of the corporate legal team.  A successful IP Paralegal will help the legal team:

Responsibilities

  • Assist with organization and management of electronic files both generated by and provided to the IP department for patent and trademark related matters.
  • Acquire signatures on patent related documents from engineering team.
  • Review incoming patent and trademark related correspondence for due dates, docket actions due, and file correspondence electronically.
  • Prepare and file with the USPTO: patent applications, information disclosure statements, office action responses, and other documents as necessary.
  • Correspond with external US and foreign law firms regarding various intellectual property matters.
  • Review patent applications and patent files for quality assurance throughout prosecution.
  • Interact with Lutron business professionals and engineers on patent and trademark related matters
  • Transcribe, type, proofread, and finalize documents, correspondence, reports, etc. as instructed by legal team.
  • Scan, index, and log various legal documents
  • Update calendars, and schedule meetings and conferences 
  • Other patent and trademark related duties as assigned.
  • Stay aligned to Lutron’s culture and values
  • Be passionate
  • Be flexible and adaptable to changing markets
  • Be an innovative thinker
  • Be customer focused
  • Be ethical

Qualifications

  • Two-year Paralegal degree, or equivalent work experience
  • One to three years’ work experience in a law firm or corporate law department 
  • Experience with intellectual property preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with general legal concepts and procedures
  • Understanding and demonstrated sensitivity to matters involving confidentiality and attorney-client privilege
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated success learning new subjects
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of patent procedures preferred
  • Knowledge of trademark procedures preferred, but not necessary
  • Knowledge of docketing software a plus, but not necessary
  • Fluency with MSOffice for writing legal correspondence, creating and manipulating spreadsheets, and managing calendars
  • Experience with billing management system preferred, but not necessary
  • Willingness to travel 5% of the time

Lutron Electronics position as the leading manufacturer of lighting and shading controls worldwide, our unsurpassed quality, the breadth and depth of our product offerings, and our commitment to servicing our worldwide customers have resulted in double digit growth annually. This growth has in turn allowed the company to continue to invest in recruiting and retaining the best people we can find to service our customers. Continuous growth has also fueled our ability to constantly develop new technologies and new manufacturing processes that in turn drive the creation of new or better products and services

 

Lutron offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic and professional work environment. We also offer continued growth through increased job responsibilities, courses offered through Lutron University and advancement opportunities.  For more information, view our website at www.lutron.com. EOE/AA.  

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