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Patent Paralegal

Company: Microchip Technology
Location: chandler
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Microchip Technology Incorporated ("Microchip") is seeking a Patent Paralegal to help administer Microchip's growing patent portfolio. Microchip Technology Incorporated is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs, which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company's solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality..Key Responsibilities:In this position, the successful candidate will:Update and maintain Microchip's electronic patent docketing database (Anaqua); Review and track incoming correspondence from outside counsel; Communicate with inside counsel and staff on patent application preparation, filing and prosecution matters; Communicate with inventors regarding approval and filing of draft patent applications, proposed responses to office actions and recommendations to file continuation/divisional applications; Track deadlines for pending patent applications and issued patents, including deadlines for relevant milestones at allowance of claims and renewal fee windows; Instruct outside counsel and vendors regarding payment or non-payment of issue fees and maintenance fees; Generate various reports from the patent docketing database as requested;Process certain emails and requests that come to the Legal Department email inbox; Support transfer of IP to and from Microchip, including gathering and recording necessary assignment documents and importing relevant data and documents into Microchip's docketing database; Process invoices from patent prosecution, translation, and other vendors; and Perform other duties at the discretion of Microchip's General Counsel and IP Counsel. Job RequirementsThe successful candidate will:Have experience with patent docketing software (Anaqua preferred); Be extremely organized and able to prioritize numerous tasks to meet deadlines with time constraints; Have strong attention to detail; Be prepared to write and proofread typed material for contextual, grammatical and typographical errors; Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and inventors; Be improvement and process oriented; andWork well in a collaborative team environment.Undergraduate degree highly desirable, but not required; excellent academic credentials. Mandatory computer skills: Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, patent docketing database software, and video conferencing (Webex and Teams preferred).The successful candidate will preferably have:At least 7 years' experience with patent docketing and prosecution support;Foreign and PCT filing experience; In-house experience; and Litigation support experience. Special Requirements: Must be prepared to be located in Chandler, Arizona, USA Equal Opportunity EmployerMicrochip is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Disabled / Veterans / Minorities / Women. We provide equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement . Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .Applicants with DisabilitiesIf you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send us an email here with "Applicant Accommodation Request" in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you may call us at 480-730-7330 to let us know the nature of your request.

Keywords: Microchip Technology, Chandler , Patent Paralegal, Other , chandler, Arizona

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