Paralegal

Paralegal

The Legal Manager/Paralegal will be required to manage the patent portfolio of the firm’s clients and provide legal support to the lawyers in the IP&T practice.

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Dept / Practice Area
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
Responsibilities
  • File Opening Procedures, including conflict checks and client / matter data input.
  • Conduct patent searches
  • Prosecution patent applications and assist with trade marks and registered designs applications.
  • Assist in IP due diligence exercise
  • Electronic filing of prescribed forms with IPOS.
  • Draft correspondence with clients
  • Draft letters and submissions to IPOS.
  • Manage matter deadlines and monitor progress of matters
  • Conduct legal research
  • Handle legal related queries.
  • Manage patent portfolio of clients and submit regular status reports.
  • Issue invoices and monitor payments and send reminders to clients on outstanding bills.
Requirements
  • Candidates must possess at least a Diploma in Law & Management/ Paralegal Studies
  • Prior relevant working experience over a 2-year period in a law firm or patent agent office.
  • An effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with a good command of English.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deliver quality work under pressure and within deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to build good working relationships with people at all levels
  • A team player