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Intellectual Property Paralegal

Business Unit Otis Req ID 58993BR Date posted 01/10/2018 City Farmington State Connecticut
Otis, a United Technologies company, is the world leader in reliable, efficient and technologically advanced elevators, escalators and people-moving systems. Our revolutionary Gen2® elevators, energy-saving ReGen™ drives and NCE “green” escalator have clearly set the industry standard for innovation, safety and performance. More than 2.4 million Otis elevators and escalators are currently in operation throughout 200 different countries. We are proud to have a global team that continues to rise to the challenges of a fast-moving company. Together, the people of Otis are creating new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures. So just imagine where we can take you!

The Intellectual Property Associate, Paralegal will work with the VP & IP Counsel, IP Attorneys and the IP professional staff in the department to provide superior services to the IP Legal Team's clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The person will interact directly with Otis technical personnel, specifically engineering, Outside Counsel and the company's business management to meet the following responsibilities:
  • Anaqua management, Passport management and assist the IP team in collecting patent data
  • Assist in maintaining accurate patent data in Anaqua
  • Develop and execute process efficiencies and metrics for a variety of IP processes (executive engineering reports, passport, budget, annuities)
  • Responsible for UTC IP metric reports and managing Otis processes to ensure all patent performance metrics are maintained and reported
  • Support preparation of the annual budget plan including annuity management and special projects as required by the VP & IP Counsel. Process oriented, database management and strategic thinking are key skills
  • Proactive approach to problem solving and ability to develop efficient processes is required

Qualification:
  • High level of computer software proficiency required:
    • Windows
    • Email Client Software (Microsoft Outlook)
    • Microsoft Office suite, specifically Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment and work to deadlines
  • Proactive and analytical thinking to problem solve
  • Experience with self-managing and tracking IP budget fees including Outside Counsel spend and global patent filing, prosecution and maintenance spend is preferred
  • Experience with online, web-based IP database search tools (Thomson Innovation, USPTO, EPO, etc.) is preferred
  • Exceptional Experience with Anaqua, Tymetrix, and LawTrac is a plus or willingness to learn

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience
  • Associate's degree with 3 years of experience, Intellectual property experience strongly preferred

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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