Patent Paralegal

Sunnyvale, CA

Posted: 08/30/2019 Position Categories: Administrative: Legal/Paralegal

Job Description

A biomedical manufacturing company in Sunnyvale is searching for a Patent Paralegal to support IP attorneys in developing, implementing and executing a global intellectual property strategy for its systems, tests and related work flows to support a rapidly expanding global business.


  • This paralegal will work directly with members of the legal department, business leadership, R&D, and marketing at sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia. 
  • The successful candidate will develop a good understanding of the company's technology and business. 
  • This individual will perform a wide variety of hands-on intellectual property work, including managing and maintaining patent annuities database and performing patent prosecution in a global environment.
  • Experience working on global teams is beneficial and the successful candidate will be expected to understand the importance of operating with a global mindset and model global and cultural sensitivity.
  • Assist in prosecuting and curating a strategic, global, intellectual property portfolio (including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets). 
  • Knowledge of patent filing processes in a global environment including USPTO and European equivalents.
  • Manage relationships with outside patent counsel and other resource utilization for value and efficiency. 
  • Build collaborative relationships within the legal team and community.
  • Willing to work on the smallest and simplest, as well as the most complex, legal matters faced by the company.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5-10 years of intellectual property legal experience preferably in-house at a company or a combination of law firm and in-house experience.

A paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited school (or any equivalent combination of related experience, training, and/or education).

Strong communication skills; able to work and communicate effectively with all levels of employees and simply explain complex IP issues in business/non-legal terms.  

Demonstrated high integrity and ethics in all dealings. Professional maturity and confidence in expressing a point of view with management.  Non-political.  Independent of perceived popularity of the advice.   

Strong intellect and a desire to learn. 

Client-service oriented. High sense of urgency and self-motivation.   

Has a track record for delivering results, taking ownership and being accountable. 

Able to prioritize multiple projects. 

Strong organizational skills; strong project management skills.

Additional Information

For more than forty years, Richmar Associates has connected talented job seekers with Silicon Valley businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500. We specialize in the temporary and direct placement services business. Based in the Silicon Valley, Richmar offers staffing solutions that include temporary, temp-to-hire, payroll service, vendor management and direct placement services to clients in the High-Tech Industry.

Richmar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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