The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18935

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/29/2018 4:07 PM)
    Title
    Intellectual Property Paralegal
    Job Location
    US-TX-Fort Worth
    Shift Schedule
    Day
    Manages Others
    No
  • Company Profiles

    The Weir Group is a global engineering group. We are focused on delivering engineering solutions to customers in the minerals, oil and gas and power markets. Operating in more than 70 countries and employing more than 15,000 people, we support our customers through a worldwide network of around 200 manufacturing and service facilities.

     

    To celebrate Weir's 140 years in business, this video traces the business from its creation in Glasgow, Scotland in 1871, to its development into a global engineering solutions provider. For more information on The Weir Group PLC please visit our corporate website

     

    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    The Intellectual Property Paralegal position supports the intellectual property attorneys in obtaining, maintaining, and enforcing patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property related matters in US and foreign jurisdictions for The Weir Group, PLC companies.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Support Intellectual Property Attorney(s) in obtaining, maintaining, and enforcing patents, trademarks, and other intellectual Property related matters in US and Foreign jurisdiction,
    • Responsible for updating and monitoring the company’s docketing system for all patent and trademark deadlines,
    • Assist in preparing and filing of US and PCT patent applications,
    • Communicate status updates, reports and various action item deadlines to business units and outside counsel,
    • Create, maintain and update files, databases, records and/or other documents as required,
    • Assist in organizing and documenting patent committees, inventor interviews, and patent mining sessions,
    • Assist in managing outside counsel
    • Run the e-billing process, verify invoices and ensure that the businesses timely pay approved invoices 
    • Assisting with confidentiality and other intellectual property related agreements,
    • Preparing drafts of various legal documents for attorney review,
    • Assist with intellectual property audits,
    • Assist in various phases of intellectual property litigation including discovery,
    • Assist in due diligence for merger and acquisition activities,
    • Manage electronic billing system for all IP invoicing between business units, vendors, and outside counsel,
    • Various administrative matters as required, including assisting attorneys with management and tracking of workload.
    • This position may have 1-2 direct/indirect reports.

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience - Must have a bachelor's degree, paralegal and/or secretary certificate. A minimum of five years experience as an Intellectual Property Paralegal in a law firm or large corporate law department.

     

    Language Skills - Ability to read and understand US and PCT patent and trademark documents and related correspondence. Excellent writing, communication, and computer skills.

     

    Mathematical - Ability to calculate and manage patent and trademark deadlines and reminders.

     

    Reasoning Ability- Ability to solve practical problems involving organizational and administrative matters and deal with a variety of variables. 

     

    Computer Skills- To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of docketing software, patent and trademark databases (e.g., USPTO PAIR, EFS-WEB, TESS, TARR, TSDR, and TEAS; eCO; Espacenet; WIPO PATENTSCOPE and PCT-SAFE), general e-billing knowledge and spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software.

     

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Paralegal certificate

     

    Physical Demands- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

     

    Work Environment- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Personal protective equipment is required in certain areas of the facility.

    Core Competencies

    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

     

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures

     

    Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; Prepares and supports those affected by change.

     

    Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

     

    Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

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