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IP Litigation Paralegal

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Williams Mullen
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States (hybrid)
10 days ago


Williams Mullen seeks an experienced IP Litigation Paralegal to join our growing team of intellectual property professionals.  The IP Litigation Paralegal will be responsible for managing the case file, keeping track of all litigation deadlines with the assistance of the docketing team, coordinating the preparation of legal papers, cite checking and proofing legal papers and briefs prior to filing, and supporting attorneys in preparing for depositions and hearings. 

 Job Duties: 

  • Researches, gathers, analyzes, and compiles information and documents to assist in advising in litigation matters and as part of the discovery process.
  • Works with attorneys in the identification, interviewing, and preparation of witnesses and collection of documents.
  • Conducts electronic searches and researches technical references, patents, copyrights, trademarks, and legal matters.
  • Coordinates and manages large electronic discovery collections and productions.
  • Provides general assistance to attorneys, and prepares summaries of factual findings, legal research, and/or sequential and chronological events for attorneys.
  • Works with attorneys in the drafting of pleadings, motions, and discovery documents.
  • Communicates with court personnel, personnel at state and federal agencies, and other agencies regarding proceedings.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of all aspects of the department's work and its context in the organization as a whole, and maintains an awareness of, and stays up to date with changes in law and procedures, specifically relating to the litigation practice area, intellectual property issues, and electronic discovery.
  • Assist with drafting and editing domestic for uploading with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). 
  • Assist with drafting, editing and filing Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications. 
  • Support patent litigation, patent appeals and contested proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). 
  • Organize and synthesize information through the preparation of summaries, chronologies, reports, spreadsheets, charts, logs, and coding forms for input into databases, graphs and other usable formats. 
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Administratively manage all phases of litigation case. 
  • Manage electronic and hard copy documents through litigation technology. 
  • Legal and factual cite checking including the ability to shepardize and Blue Book a brief. 
  • Thorough understanding of court rules and filing requirements. 
  • Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and internet search engines for research purposes. 
  • Knowledge of Pacer and ECF filing procedures. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with Clients, Partners, Associates, Legal Assistants and all staff members. 
  • Perform full range of paralegal tasks from case inception through case closure. 
  • Monitor court docket sheets for assigned cases. 
  • Prepare deposition notices and subpoenas; organizing, maintaining and preparing deposition materials, exhibits and summaries and tracking depositions.
  • Remain current in industry trends in IP Litigation and the legal profession. 
  • Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position; proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service, and efficiency.
  • Trial preparation and attendance in both jury and non-jury trials in federal courts.
  • Drafting and preparing documents for service and e-filing in federal jurisdictions. 
  • Creating templates for claim charts. 
  • Preparation for fact and expert witness depositions.
  • Experience gathering patent documents from USPTO databases and researching technical references.
  • Preparation and set-up for Markman hearings. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of 5+ years' experience providing intellectual property litigation support in a medium to large size law firm environment.
  • Proven litigation skills, including knowledge of eDiscovery best practices, document review and production, trial and/or trial prep experience. 
  • College degree or comparable paralegal experience is required; paralegal certificate required.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and local civil and patent rules; E.D. TX knowledge is a plus. 
  • Strong cite-checking, proofreading, and blue booking skills.
  • Ability to meet the Firm's billable hours requirement while maintaining excellent service and producing consistently high quality work product that meets or exceeds the Firm's quality standards.
  • Excellent data entry and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and coordinate projects.
  • Ability to use good judgment, initiative, and command of resources to accomplish results.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys, and staff to provide information with courtesy and tact.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be self-motivated.
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office applications and litigation support software. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65773867
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Williams Mullen
  • Position Title: IP Litigation Paralegal
  • Job Function: Paralegal
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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