IP Patent Paralegal - Pittsburgh

24000224 Requisition #

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Job applicant poster viewing center. 

DLA Piper is, at its core, bold, exceptional collaborative and supportive.  Our people are the backbone, heart and soul of our firm.  Wherever you are in your professional journey, DLA Piper is a place you can engage in meaningful work and grow your career.  Let’s see what we can achieve. Together. 

If you are a highly talented IP Patent Paralegal, we want to hear from you!  

This position can sit in our Philadelphia or Pittsburgh office and offers a hybrid work schedule.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or Paralegal certificate
  • 3 years experience as a Paralegal
  • Strong skills in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with legal software such as Relativity, LexisNexis, Westlaw or
    similar applications
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills required to interact with staff, paralegals, attorneys and clients on a daily basis
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required to handle large volumes of work associates with each matter
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment

What will your day look like? 
As a IP Patent Paralegal Corporate you will complete standard U.S. trademark and patent application filings. You will complete individual or limited group foreign filing programs, including legalization of documents. You will assist with supervised prosecution work on all U.S. and foreign applications. 

Additionally, you will handle assignments and post registration filings for U.S. registrations while also handling U.S. filings for foreign based clients.  You will keep clients apprised of the status of marks and patents and manage data rooms and matter files.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success. 

General & Essential Job Expectations 
While the specific job requirements of a DLA Piper position may vary depending upon scope of the job and area of specialty, there are certain universal requirements that are expected of all DLA Piper employees, which include but are not limited to:

  • Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with clients, lawyers, business professionals, and third parties;
  • Produce deliverables, answer phone calls, and reply to correspondence in an efficient and responsive manner;
  • Provide timely, accurate, and quality work product;
  • Successfully meet deadlines, expectations, and perform work duties as required;
  • Foster positive work relationships;
  • Comply with all firm policies and practices;
  • Engage in both physical and sedentary activity, such as (a) working at a computer for extended periods of time, including on-screen reading and typing; (b) participating in digital/virtual conference calls; (c) participating in meetings as needed
  • Perform all other duties, tasks or projects as assigned

Our employees are expected to embrace and uphold our firm values as a part of our DLA Piper culture. We are committed to excellence in how we represent our clients and develop our people.

Physical Demands, Work Environment, and Other Requirements 
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met. 

Application Process:
If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or have any questions about the process, please contact careers@us.dlapiper.com. Please add noreply@dlapipercareers.us to your list of safe senders.

Applicants must apply directly online instead of sending application materials via email.  

Agency applications will not be considered. 

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