Intellectual Property Legal Specialist - Buffalo, NY
- Buffalo, NY
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Your Role and Responsibilities
The Intellectual Property Legal Assistant for Buffalo, NY is responsible for performing paralegal duties for all IP attorneys and other professionals. Responsibilities include providing support services that facilitate the effective protection of intellectual property. Paralegal duties include completing and submitting relevant forms and other administrative matters required for IP protection before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, obtaining and entering data with IP Law databases, interfacing with United States Patent and Trademark Office and supporting IP professionals in other matters. Precise attention to detail is essential to meet the requirements of the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as IBM internal databases.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Fluent in reading/writing English
- At least one year experience with organizational/time management skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite tools.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- Associate's Degree/College Diploma in Law
- Basic knowledge of paralegal duties for IP Attorneys
- Knowledge of computer systems and software used for preparing and filing patent applications in the US Patent & Trademark Office
About Business Unit
IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.
Your Life @ IBM
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Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.
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