1+ months

Patent Litigation Paralegal

Washington, DC 20004
Job Description: At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. Weve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals. GENERAL PURPOSE This paralegal role will provide a moderate level of technical knowledge and expertise within the Patent Litigation practice group. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently on complex legal tasks and exercise discretion when necessary. The paralegal will also work directly with clients and other professionals outside of the firm. Must possess experience and understanding of all aspects of patent litigation case support including drafting and filing petitions, declarations, and various litigation documents via electronic filing systems; and document and data preservation, collection, processing, and review via document/information management systems and databases. Must demonstrate the ability to conduct legal research and complex factual investigations. Ability to learn and apply new skills to legal assignments. Understand professional responsibility requirements. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Assist attorneys with all phases of case support including document/information management, legal research and analysis, discovery, briefings, hearings, PTAB proceedings, and trial support. Maintain positive contact with clients, attorneys, and staff, and observe confidentiality of client matters. Organize and maintain case files, pleadings, other documents, and attorney notebooks. Review and synthesize historical documents. Summarize articles, reports, witness statements, and depositions. Manage source code reviews with an understanding of the provisions of protective orders and e-discovery orders/stipulations for input to attorneys to ensure all procedures are met per client instructions. Coordinate and attend client conferences, hearings, and trials. Prepare material for in-house and outside distribution. Draft legal documents and correspondence. Keep track of case/matter deadlines and interface with attorneys on case teams regularly to ensure deadlines are being met. Assist with budget monitoring. Maintain departmental form files and systems. Perform computer database input and retrieval with an emphasis on proficiency with e-discovery platforms including but not limited to Concordance and Relativity. A thorough knowledge of the e-discovery process and understanding of each phase is necessary to instruct and advise on an e-discovery litigation plan from early case assessment though the production phase. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the job position, consistent with the firms attendance expectations. Ability to track and log time entries with a billing requirement of 1,450 hours per year SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Through knowledge of all phases of litigation, discovery, and trial procedures. Experience with proceedings before the Patent and Trial Appeals Board (PTAB) is highly desired, but not required, as we are willing to train. Demonstrated skills in document /information management. Ability to express self effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish effective working relationships with firm lawyers and staff, client personnel, and other professionals. Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Sound knowledge of library operations and records storage procedures. Ability to handle multiple tasks, multiple concurrent deadlines, work well under pressure and independently. SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Requires bachelors degree and a minimum of three years of paralegal experience. Paralegal certificate preferred. Experience with litigation trial procedures at the International Trade Commission is a plus (but not required). Experience in matters before the Patent and Trial Appeals Board (PTAB) is also a plus but not required. Experience with automated litigation support software is required.
Posted: 2022-05-22 Expires: 2022-07-20

Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Named one of the country's "100 Best Places to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years, we provide an exceptional foundation on which to continue or expand your practice. During the past three years, we have hired more than 200 lateral attorneys firmwide at all experience levels. Our attorneys have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and outside the practice of law. By focusing on outstanding client service, superior legal work and generous pro bono and community involvement opportunities, we're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success--both inside and outside the office.

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Patent Litigation Paralegal

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