Temporary Intellectual Property Paralegal

Employer
University of Pennsylvania
Location
3600 Civic Center Boulevard - 9th Floor
Closing date
Sep 16, 2021

View more

Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Legal Affairs

Job Details

Job location: 3600 Civic Center Boulevard - 9th Floor


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-16
Req: JR00036308
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title

Temporary Intellectual Property Paralegal

Job Profile Title

Paralegal

Job Description Summary

The Temporary IP Paralegal is primarily responsible for supporting maintenance of the University of Pennsylvania’s IP portfolio, and maintaining technology and patent information in PCI’s database.

Job Description

The Temporary IP Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the IP paralegal team with maintaining comprehensive records of upcoming actions and deadlines in the PCI database, which may include assisting with docketing incoming patent correspondence and related deadlines, obtaining and tracking signatures on patent-related documents, assisting with data audit and annuity projects, embedding documents into the database, learning our processes for documenting and tracking internal technology assessment decisions, and additional administrative IP tasks as assigned.

Preferred skills include:

- Experience managing patent prosecution working as a paralegal, intellectual property manager, or other equivalent position

- Working knowledge of patent prosecution deadlines, forms, processes, and terminology

- Understanding of university technology transfer, legal documents and/or intellectual property

- Excellent computer skills including experience with databases, previous work with Inteum database is ideal

- Attention to detail with clear understanding of how to prioritize workload and manage multi-task projects appropriately

- Excellent customer service including strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications and analytical skills

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a high degree of initiative

Qualifications include:

1-3 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required, 3-5 years preferred. Experience in IP law or Technology Transfer strongly preferred. Excellent attention to detail, follow-through, and closing. Proven ability to work under time constraints while adhering to strict deadlines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, team player, experience with technology transfer database software highly desirable. Experience with Microsoft Office Applications required. Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Provost's Center

Pay Range

$23.60 - $42.48

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Company

Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia and is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.  

Across our 12 highly-regarded schools, more than 25,000 students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, we become one university: a wide-ranging, ever-changing community that draws its strength from a multitude of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Penn carries on the principles and spirit of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and a pragmatic love of knowledge. Franklin's practical outlook has remained a driving force in the university's development. To learn more, visit About Penn

Vision

 

As engines of knowledge and new ideas, universities have the unique potential to define the future rather than be defined by it; to pioneer change rather than merely manage it. To do so requires a plan both visionary and pragmatic. The Penn Compact 2022 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities. 

 

Penn’s fundamental priorities — increasing access, integrating knowledge and engaging locally, nationally and globally — are supported by the three core values that make us uniquely Penn: inclusion, innovation, and impact. 

 

Learn about the signature initiatives of the Penn Compact 2022:  

 

Diversity 

 

Understanding and appreciating diversity is one of Penn's most important priorities and is fundamental to success in today's world. 

 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. 

 

To learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Penn visit: 

 

Benefits 

 

Penn offers a wide range of benefits and perks - from Penn's retirement Matching Plan to bike repair stations to access to the full LinkedIn Learning library to adoption assistance to workshops at the letterpress and book arts studio and much more! 

 

Campus and Beyond

 

We invite you to explore our campus and its stately buildings and state-of-the-art facilities. 

 

Try our self-guided tour! Come and visit

 

Learn about sustainability at Penn

 

News 

 

Stay up-to-date with Penn's response to COVID-19: Coronavirus Information & Resources

 

Penn supports news publications that tell the ongoing story of the University community, communications services for external media, telephone and video services, and other media resources: Campus Media 

 

Connect with us!  

 

Instagram: @uofpenn 

Twitter: @Penn 

 

 

Find Us
Telephone
(215) 898-7372
Location
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia
PA
19104
United States

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert