Intellectual Property Paralegal

POSTED: November 27, 2018
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions:

  • Create new patent prosecution matters and manage IP details.
  • Draft IP prosecution documents for attorney review/revision.
  • Complete and submit USPTO/EFS regular forms for patent application filing and prosecution.
  • Prioritize, route and follow up on incoming IP correspondences. 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Patent Coordination                   
    • Maintain the government funding iEdison database for filed patent applications.
    • Monitor and clear IP deadlines.
    • Review file history and maintain accuracy.
    • Entering, tracking and communicating IP information.
    • Utilize computer database tools to track and forecast next step actions.
    • Scan and link documents to database.
    • Close and archive files.
    • Clean up database, including population of past documents.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Broad-based intellectual property background.
  • Extensive experience with the USPTO’s online patent and trademark tools, including Private PAIR and EFS-Web.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, along with the ability to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner despite numerous conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to independently and efficiently prioritize workflow, and maintain an organized task schedule.
  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.


  • Associate degree, Paralegal or equivalent experience/education.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • One to three years professional experience, preferably in a law firm.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at by Monday, December 17, 2018. 

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

Purdue Research Foundation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.


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