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Virtual IP Litigation Paralegal (IPR Experience)

RemoteUnited States, California, San Francisco$25 - $25 per hourLegal

Job description

Equivity is looking for a part-time virtual paralegal with recent experience supporting attorneys in intellectual property litigation firms. We are looking for paralegals with at least three years of experience in intellectual property litigation, and the selected candidate will have experience supporting attorneys who handle Inter Partes Reviews before the Patent Office. Any additional experience in trademark prosecution, trademark litigation, or patent prosecution would be a bonus. If you have experience supporting patent litigation attorneys as a paralegal, and have previously worked in a virtual environment, we want to hear from you!

Virtual paralegals at Equivity develop a portfolio of clients and support a number of different attorneys. We are currently seeking a virtual paralegal to support attorneys who practice patent litigation and handle IPR reviews.

With regard to patent litigation, responsibilities include preparing pleadings, including complaints, motions, and all necessary supporting documents. Your experience with discovery should include preparation of written discovery, responses to written discovery, and collection of the underlying documentation. You should be well versed with electronic discovery, including searching for responsive documents, reviewing and tagging documents using appropriate software, and producing documents. You should also have experience with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, performing legal research by utilizing Westlaw or Lexis (including Sherardizing), and cite checking. You should have experience supporting attorneys through all aspects of litigation, from initiation of a suit through trial.

With regard to Inter Partes Reviews before the PTAB, your experience should include assistance in preparing petitions, motions, oppositions, and declarations.

More about our company:

Equivity matches clients with virtual assistants that provide long-term paralegal, administrative and marketing support. Our virtual paralegals work with a high degree of autonomy and are responsible for developing lasting relationships with our clients. Because we provide an extremely attentive service to our clients, you must be available to respond to client communications throughout the business day (Monday through Friday, 9am – 6pm Eastern or Pacific Time Zone) within one hour by email, phone, and text. You should also be available to complete tasks and work on projects during the business day. All of this work is done remotely, meaning that you can work from home.

The selected candidate would be hired as a part-time employee (W2) of Equivity, not an independent contractor (1099). We are looking for somebody who has at least 20 hours per week of availability, and the starting pay is $25 per hour. We are a growing business and are looking for a virtual paralegal who is excited to partner with us and is interested in a long-term role with our company.

Qualities we are looking for:
  • Organization
  • Dedication
  • Initiative
  • Reliability
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Resourcefulness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Responsiveness
  • Technologically savvy
  • Ability to work independently with limited oversight

Equivity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Equivity is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Equivity are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national original, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Equivity will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Job requirements

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of recent experience working as a paralegal supporting IP litigation firms
  • Experience with interpartes (IPR) proceedings, including assisting attorneys preparing petitions, motions, oppositions, and declarations
  • Experience preparing pleadings, including motions, complaints, and answers
  • Experience preparing written discovery and responses to written discovery
  • Experience with electronic discovery, including searching for responsive documents, reviewing and tagging documents using appropriate software, and producing documents
  • Proficiency with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, performing legal research by utilizing Westlaw or Lexis (including Shepardizing), and cite checking
  • Excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail
  • Experience drafting from templates as well as from software that provides electronic forms
  • Availability to respond to requests within an hour during the hours of 9 AM - 6 PM, Monday – Friday Eastern or Pacific time
  • Your own laptop and smart phone with broadband access to Internet
  • Quiet location in which to make and take phone calls