IP Litigation Paralegal

Paralegal Chicago, IL Washington, DC New York, NY


Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, currently has an excellent full-time employment opportunity in the IP Litigation Department of our Chicago, New York, or Washington D.C. offices. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. 

Position Summary:

The IP Litigation Paralegal position will provide organizational and practice specific assistance to attorneys in the IP Litigation Department in preparing litigation cases from onset through post trial including related research and analysis. Candidate should also be flexible to work overtime as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with all aspects of patent, trademark and other IP litigation, including deposition and other discovery preparation, trial preparation, pre-trial compliance, trial, post-trial and appellate proceedings, including preparation for oral arguments, case strategy conferences and preparation and filing of motions and briefs electronically or manually
  • Assists with all aspects of AIA trials (inter partes reviews, post-grant reviews), including document preparation, proofing, and filing, case management, deposition scheduling and management
  • Assist with preparing and filing documents in post-grant patent proceedings (inter partes reviews and ex parte reexaminations) before Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB")
  • Support patent litigation, patent appeals and contested proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)
  • Creates and maintains organizational systems for case documents, document productions, and e-discovery
  • Create and maintain case schedules and calendars
  • Reviews, analyzes and drafts discovery requests and responses, subpoenas, notices and other court pleadings and documents, including summarizing transcripts and other records
  • Analyzed multiple document productions to identify client attorney privilege for organization into witness files and preparation of privilege logs
  • Provided litigation related logistics, including legal discovery, research, trial preparation and support
  • Prepares filing for in state and federal court
  • Preparation and set-up for Markman hearings
  • Identifies, investigates, collects, analyzes and organizes factual evidence, including deposition and witness outlines, and deposition and trial exhibits
  • Assist with review and selection of documentation to in preparation of fact and expert witnesses
  • Participates in the creation of databases, including coordination with outside vendors and internal resources
  • Conducts database searches, review and coordination of productions and reports
  • Identifies, calendars and complies with regulatory agency or court-imposed schedules and orders in accordance with local, state and federal rules and regulations, including coordinating and negotiating scheduling of case events such as depositions and conferences
  • Conducts legal and factual research including investigating factual issues by review and analysis of documents, telephone interviews and field investigation
  • Assumes responsibility for coordination and operation of trial support technology
  • Assists attorneys with case settlement, including gathering and organizing data and distribution of settlement materials
  • Assists with other department activities as needed, and performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong problem-solving skills, takes initiative and uses good judgment, excellent follow-up skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of the organization and collaborate well in a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), professional demeanor and presentation
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines, effectively prioritize multiple tasks
  • High attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage time effectively
  • Provide outstanding client service, meet high quality standards for services and meet or exceed client expectations. Proactive in seeking innovative ways in which to help others
  • Recognize confidential, sensitive, and proprietary information and maintain such information as confidential
  • Candidate must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision

Qualifications & Prior Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution preferred
  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA certified paralegal program preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Patent Litigation Paralegal or similar within a law firm with demonstrated knowledge of complex issues within the Litigation practice area
  • Patent trial experience, including exhibit preparation, witness preparation and management, knowledge of subpoena preparation, experience working with judicial assistants and trial presentation vendors, experience assisting attorneys in the courtroom.
  • Experience with E-filing and litigation support applications such as Concordance, Relativity and other 3rd-party applications
  • Experience with the PTAB’s E2E filing system
  • Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and internet search engines for research purposes
  • Knowledge of Pacer and ECF filing procedures
  • Computer proficiency in Windows-based software and Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Exceptional computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications quickly

Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.