IDT - Coralville Operations (1710 Commercial Park)

  • Intellectual Property Paralegal

    Job Locations US-IA-Coralville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/17/2019 3:07 PM)
    # of Openings
    Legal and Compliance
    M-F 40 Hours/Week (United States of America)
  • Overview

    The Intellectual Property Paralegal position is responsible primarily for providing professional legal support to the Intellectual Property Department, including the filing and maintenance of patents, trademarks, legal document preparation, contract administration, and other legal filings.


    • Understand USPTO filing technical requirements, prepare forms for filings and file patents and trademarks.
    • Maintain docketing for IP and related filings.
    • Maintain calendar for responses to USPTO and outside counsel.
    • Administer and manage contract management database, ensuring all contracts are entered into database with appropriate descriptions and alert notices.
    • Understand and complete all administrative-level issues relating to payments to USPTO and billing through outside counsel matter management database (Legal Tracker).
    • Organizes due diligence requests and answers specific to M&A activities.
    • Prepare first drafts of basic legal agreements such as non-disclosure agreements, leases, cease and desist letters.
    • Respond to a variety of requests for legal and entity information from the business.
    • Work as the liaison between IP and various departments, such as Finance and Corporate.
    • Maintain and initiate all paperwork relating to royalty reports for licensing.



    • Paralegal certificate from an American Bar Association approved paralegal education program preferred, but not required.
    • Associates’ degree preferred. 

    Professional Experience 

    • 5 plus years’ experience working in a law firm or corporate law office setting preferred.

    Other Job Qualifications

    • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job. 
    • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers. 
    • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity. 
    • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards. 
    • Adaptability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace. 

    Physical Demand Requirements
    Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently


    Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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