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Loyola University Chicago Institute for Paralegal Studies

Paralegal – Intellectual Property & Patent

Website SC Johnson

A family company at work for a better world

Summary:

The SC Johnson Legal Department is looking for a paralegal candidate to join the Patent Practice Group. The Patent Practice Group manages a large domestic and international consumer-products patent portfolio and works closely with research and marketing personnel. If you are adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing large workloads in a fast-moving environment, this is the position for you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage US and international patent portfolios for specific business units.
  • Support patent attorneys in all aspects of global patent portfolio management, including invention disclosures, patent filings, clearance searches, counseling, conflicts resolution, and acquisition due diligence support.
  • Filing of US and international patent applications and related documents.
  • Manage and assist US and international outside counsel in all aspects of patent preparation, patent clearance, patent prosecution and dispute resolution.
  • Work with inventors to gather pertinent information in support of patent applications.
  • Work with business units to gather evidence for contentious matters and collect and maintain patent-use information.
  • Maintain patent portfolio management database.
  • Assist with invoice review and management.
  • Assist with various projects work as needed, including Freedom to Operate tracking, Agreement review, reviewing processes and workflows related to patent portfolios, preparing and delivering reports for invention disclosures, and estate review as requested.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree or additional equivalent paralegal experience
  • Minimum 1 year paralegal experience in a major law firm and/or in-house paralegal experience.
     

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Strong working knowledge of domestic and international patent laws and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, high-performing consumer-products company and manage and prioritize a large, complex workload.
  • Detail oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work closely and build relationships with domestic and international business clients, team members and outside counsel.
  • Bachelor’s degree or successful completion of an A.B.A. approved Paralegal program.
  • 3+ years domestic and/or international patent paralegal experience.
  • Online searching and docketing skills (Acclaim IP and Anaqua experience preferred). 

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to SCJHR@scj.com. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information. 

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