Sr. Paralegal (contract)

Date: Nov 27, 2021

Location: Irvine, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 66287 

Short Description

The Senior IP Paralegal for Patents and Trademarks will report to Skyworks Chief Patent Counsel and will be responsible for supporting all patent and trademark activities in the Skyworks Patent Department. 

General Scope of Activities & Duties
This Paralegal will work interactively with outside patent and trademark law firms, foreign associates, and company inventors worldwide.  General duties will include assisting with day-to-day patent and trademark prosecution, maintaining an electronic file room for patent and trademark documents, and supporting due diligence activities relating to patent sales and acquisitions.  Transaction support for patent licensing, sales, and acquisitions will also be provided.  Administrative duties will include maintaining the trademark docket system as well as supporting the patent docket system across our 10 different patent filing jurisdictions worldwide.  This paralegal position will also support Patent Department functions such as issuing innovation disclosure docket numbers, setting up files, filing paper and electronic documents, handling patent and trademark correspondence, and assisting with processing invoices relating to IP matters.  

Job Description

Innovation Disclosure Management
This paralegal position will assist in managing innovation disclosures received from Skyworks inventors and coordinate with patent and trademark attorneys to support company patent development work and trademark prosecution worldwide.  The Paralegal will serve as a main contact for Skyworks’ inventors and engineers to support the monitoring and tracking of the patent application preparation process.  Further duties relating to Skyworks patent development work will include obtaining information from inventors and providing reports on these matters to appropriate internal contacts.  

Docketing Administration - Patents & Trademarks 
The Paralegal for Patent and Trademarks will assist the in-house CPI systems administrator with generating various periodic patent and trademark reports from the CPI database for use by senior management and company executives, and with processing the Skyworks patent award program including filing awards, patent issuance awards, and patent plaque awards.  The paralegal for this position will also coordinate with trademark counsel worldwide to ensure Skyworks trademark docket system and records are maintained concurrent with our growing trademark portfolio including 26 different trademark filing jurisdictions across the globe. 

Japanese Language Processing
This Paralegal will assist with the handling of documents in the Japanese language including those related to Skyworks Filter Solutions Co.  This will include administering patent and trademark documents, contracts, and corporate filings on an as-needed basis, classifying and placement of documents appropriately at Skyworks’ Irvine office, and assisting with inventor communications generally.  Some electronic mail and teleconference communication with inventors and attorneys in Japan will be required.  For these activities, the Paralegal will be supported directly by Skyworks external IP counsel in Japan.  Parallel administration of corresponding documents in Chinese and Korean with similar local support will be required within the scope of these duties.

Mexicali IP Operations
This senior IP paralegal will also support our Mexicali Patent Liaison with patent filings at the Mexican Industrial Property Office (IMPI) in support of our programs with the Mexican federal government and students from Mexican Universities in Baja California.  Duties will include issuing docket numbers for IMPI cases, reviewing English translations of IMPI filing packages, and supporting our corporate patent filing awards program for our Mexicali inventors.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of law firm and/or corporate IP experience, preferably some of which will be with Japanese companies. Additional requirements include:
• Excellent writing, communication, and computer skills and the ability to work in a team environment. 
• Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and in a timely manner. 
• Solid understanding of foreign and domestic patent and trademark prosecution and docketing.
• Proficiency with Computer Packages Inc (CPI) patent administration database application software
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Job Responsibilities




    Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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