Patent Paralegal (term) – Calgary and Regina

March 10 2023
Industries Legal
Categories IP, Patents, Trademarks,
Regina, SK | Calgary, AB • Full time

This position will work under the supervision of lawyers and will assist with legal tasks in accordance with MLT Aikins processes and guidelines. The successful candidate will also work with our IP administration group regarding file intake and invoicing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing patent docket including docket deadlines and maintaining the integrity of docket data
  • Assisting with preparing patent filings/PCTs and industrial designs
  • Reviewing incoming correspondence from CIPO and foreign associates and assisting in preparing reporting letters to clients
  • Maintaining, organizing and updating docket system of due dates for action and follow up
  • Docketing and preparing office action instructions for review by agents and lawyers and lodging for filing to the patent offices
  • Sending weekly prosecution reminders to clients which are generated through the docketing software
  • General administrative tasks including file management, precedent maintenance and entry of tariff codes and time
  • Completing status checks
  • Coordinating transfers of files and appointment of MLT Aikins as agent
  • File opening and data validation in all operational programs and databases
  • Processing internal transfer of files between associates firms

Qualifications include:

  • Three or more years of experience in this role plus graduated from a recognized paralegal program or equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered
  • Knowledge of Patrix IP Helpware is an asset
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience in intellectual property, specifically in areas of patents and industrial designs
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong teamwork skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail

We offer:

  • A competitive salary depending on experience
  • Options for flexible work agreements and vacation coverage

Our diversity statement

MLT Aikins is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an inclusive and diverse work environment. Our principles of diversity, equity and inclusion create a space for everyone to collaborate, allowing us to deliver excellent and increasingly innovative legal service to our clients. We encourage individuals of a diverse group to apply to our job postings.

A friendly, cooperative atmosphere typifies the working environment of all our offices. If this position sounds like a fit for you, please submit your resumé and cover letter. Please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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