Danaher Corporation Intellectual Property Paralegal in Wood Dale, Illinois
Danaher Company Description
WHY VIDEOJET We invite you to Imprint the WORLDTM on an exciting journey of continuous improvement! Every day, 4,000 associates in over 38 countries work together to achieve amazing results as One Videojet. From freshness dating to track and trace coding, Videojet technologies help ensure products sold across the globe are authentic and safe for consumers to use in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial marketplaces.
As a global leader in the marking and coding industry, our continued growth brings an opportunity for you to chart the course and drive your own career success. As a Videojet associate you will:
•/ENGAGE/in bringing consumer brands to market globally.
•/DRIVE/results with the Danaher Business System (DBS). •/REALIZE/your potential!
Overview of PID Legal Group The Product Identification Platform (PID) legal department manages worldwide legal issues for Danaher Corporation’s Product Identification platform of companies. These currently include Videojet, Linx, Alltec, AVT, Esko and X-Rite.
POSITION SUMMARY Paralegal to the Product Identification Legal Department, with significant emphasis supporting the global IP function of the various PID companies. The Paralegal will have an integral role in the administration and management of the PID global IP portfolio. The likely split of time would be supporting the IP portfolio 50-75% of time, with remaining time on general paralegal work. (Although the split may change over time as we develop different processes.) The role will require a positive attitude, teamwork, and strong project management skills to be able to move and track multiple projects to completion.
/ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES/ Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned. Working under minimal supervision, the Paralegal will be responsible for: •Work closely with the Chief IP Counsel 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 and trademark 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. •Administer 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. •Prepare patent committee meeting agendas; obtain, assemble and distribute meeting materials.
/GENERAL / •Interact with U.S. and international counsel. •Support various litigation matters, including docketing deadlines and assisting with document collection and production. •Perform legal research using Westlaw or other online databases; 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. •Work with PID lawyers and Danaher lawyers and paralegals on other matters as required.
•Bachelor’s degree with a Paralegal certificate is preferred. •Five years of experience providing a thorough understanding of domestic and international patent prosecution practice to achieve business objectives. •Experience working with extensive patent portfolios and docketing systems (experience with Foundation IP (CPA) is preferred). •Experience with IP research tools (Clarivate Analytics preferred) •Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills. •Exceptional customer service and organization skills. •Organized, independent, detailed oriented, and enthusiastic, with a demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, on multiple tasks, and to meet deadlines. •Experienced with the USPTO’s Electronic Filing System (EFS) •Familiarity with patent law and practice, including the MPEP, Code of Federal Regulations, is preferred. •Excellent Microsoft Word, Excel (including pivot tables), PowerPoint and Outlook skills. •Up to 10% travel (including outside the US) •Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information. •Ability to maintain high standards of customer service and satisfaction. •High integrity and ethics in all dealings. •Open to learning, enthusiastic, resilient, sense of humor.
Videojet Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Danaher Corporation Overview
ABOUT DANAHER Danaher is a science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges, and improving quality of life around the world.
Videojet is part of a global family of 20 operating companies who drive meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries. With operating companies based around the world – our groundbreaking businesses operate across four strategic platforms: •Product Identification •Water Quality •Dental •Life Sciences & Diagnostics
We are proud to say that we’re a Fortune 150 company of 59,000 dedicated associates who are Helping Realize Life’s Potential every day by bringing our diverse skills, backgrounds and perspectives together to make a difference.
Organization: Videojet Technologies
Job Function: Legal
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-IL-Wood Dale
Req ID: VID004150