Paralegal, Patents at Square

Remote | Full-time

Paralegal, Patents

Remote, USA

Square is looking for an outstanding patent paralegal who has a creative legal mind, a willingness to get deep in the weeds, and a sense of adventure. You will provide operational and substantive support to our small but mighty patent legal team.

You will, under the direction of IP Counsel:

  • Perform global patent docketing and docket management
  • Perform global annuity program management
  • Support the ongoing development of patent preparation and prosecution best practices and procedures
  • Coordinate with patent portfolio managers and inventors in preparing and filing patent applications
  • Perform patent searches to help advise on the patentability of new ideas
  • Monitor law firm expenses and reporting against patent budgets
  • Provide procedural guidance to law firms and managing guideline documentation
  • Manage foreign filing decision programs
  • Manage inventor-incentive award and recognition programs

You have:

  • At least 6 years of patent paralegal experience.
  • An understanding of patent docketing and annuity practices in jurisdictions where Square operates (in particular, the United States and Europe)
  • A familiarity with worldwide patent prosecution and portfolio management strategies
  • Experience with Foundation IP and CPA Global a plus
  • Experience with patent docket management platforms, annuity platforms, and office productivity software (in particular, G Suite tools)
  • A passion for technology!

Additional Information
We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

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