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Legal Staff Paralegal in Grass Lake, MI

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Company name

Tenneco Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Intellectual Property - General

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Grass Lake, MI

Date Last Verified

Aug 17,2018

Posted on

Jul 25,2018

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Paralegal - Intellectual Property Group The candidate will work closely with the Chief IP Counsel and other IP attorneys and patent agents to develop, implement, and maintain docketing processes, procedures and policies for invention disclosures, patents, and patent applications, including daily or periodic clearance of workflow. Coordinate and report communications with the USPTO and foreign patent agencies. Prepare and file appropriate documentation for patent applications. Coordinate electronic filings of patent applications and communications with the USPTO. Assist in tracking and maintaining IP and Legal Department budget; including management of IP expenses in Legal Tracker (formerly Serengeti). Interface with inventors to capture new innovations for review. Interact with U.S. and international counsel. Assist in administration of inventor awards program. Work with and assist other departments to ensure understanding and expectations for patent policies and rules, including fielding questions from employees. Review new patent grants for errors and corrections. Maintain docketing system for invention disclosures, patent applications, patents, and trademarks. Extract data from patent database and prepare reports to help businesses understand the content and value of their IP assets. Support various litigation matters, including docketing deadlines and assisting with document collection and production. Perform legal research utilizing online databases and perform other research projects. Assist with legalization of international documents for use in international legal proceedings and other routine corporate filings. Assist with maintaining various corporate databases. Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree with a Paralegal certificate is preferred. Must have 10+ years of experience providing a thorough understanding of domestic and international patent prosecution practice to achieve business objectives. Should have experience working with extensive patent portfolios and docketing systems. Must have experience with IP research tools. Should have excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills. Must be experienced with the USPTO’s Electronic Filing System (EFS).

Additional info

Tracking Code: 179765-846

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Tenneco Inc.
500 North Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045