Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg, Other MLT Aikins LLP 1 20 October 2018 other permanent
MLT Aikins is an expertise-based, full-service law firm of 240 lawyers serving clients across Western Canada from offices in Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
As a growing and dynamic firm we are interested in hearing from a senior patent paralegal for our IP practice group. This position will assist lawyers and/or patent agents with a variety of legal tasks in accordance with MLT Aikins processes and guidelines. It will also work with our IP support group regarding file intake and invoicing.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Manage patent docket including docket deadlines and maintain the integrity of docket data
Assists with preparing patent filings/ PCTs
Review incoming correspondence from CIPO and foreign associates and assist in preparing reporting letters to client regarding same
Maintains, organizes and updates docket system of due dates for action and follow up
General administrative tasks including file management and precedent maintenance
Coordinates transfers of files and appointment of MLTA as agent
File opening and data validation in all operational programs and databases
Process internal transfer of files between associates firms
The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience in this role plus graduated from a recognized Paralegal Program or equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered
Knowledge of Patrix IP Helpware is an asset
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Strong communication skills (oral and written)
Strong teamwork skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits including additional days off and a pension plan. All enquiries and applications will be kept strictly confidential.