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The role reports to the Senior Lead IP Counsel and is located in Cary, North Carolina. As a IP Paralegal & Operations Specialist, you will be working with IP Legal Lead of Americas, on behalf of the four ABB Business Areas and Corporate Function Intellectual Property, to provide paralegal and operational support to IP attorneys and IP professionals. Provide a full range of IP support functions, including patent and trademark portfolio development, managing outside counsel, managing IP expenses and systems, and assisting with overall Intellectual Property? (IP) processes.

Your responsibilities

  • Work with internal and external IP attorneys and IP professionals regarding a variety of Intellectual Property? (IP) matters, focusing on IP portfolio development and IP processes, but potentially also supporting other IP activities such as litigation, disputes and transactions.
  • Assist with preparation, filing, prosecution, and maintenance of U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications; manage docketing and databases for such IP assets.
  • Assist with managing IP expenses and invoices, and administrative set up of new matters, including tracking of outside counsel billing and invoices.
  • Assist with other general ABB processes and systems, including ones related to docketing, legal matter tracking, finance, SharePoints and the like.

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree, a degree in paralegal studies or paralegal certificate from an ABA approved program.
  • Minimum 10 years of paralegal experience, in a law firm or in-house setting; Minimum 4 years of experience working in a large company with a substantial IP portfolio and in-house IP personnel.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience and high proficiency with Anaqua (patent/trademark docketing software), or very similar tool.
  • Highly proficient knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software; Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint software, SharePoint and other cloud applications; Generally, a tech-savvy ability.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal attorney supervision on a variety of projects simultaneously, with excellent customer service skills and responsiveness, and be flexible in accepting new roles and responsibilities; Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage a significant workload.
  • Sound judgment in implementing and administering legal strategy and solutions; A results-oriented professional with strong common sense and superior business acumen; Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to compile and analyze complex business information and work with counsel to assess risk and provide resolutions or recommendations.
  • Understanding of technical concepts and an interest in technology; Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Highly collaborative individual with ability to influence others and build strong professional relationships; Ability to use creativity and influence to meet and overcome resistance to change.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and analytical skills are required.

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