Talent at Clairvolex is recognized and acknowledged at every level. That is why you’ll find people driven by passion, knowledge, commitment and innovation, and a company committed to nurturing these qualities in every employee. Our meritocracy has clear career paths so you can achieve your personal and professional goals.
Come join our growing global firm. Open positions are shown below.
Patent Operations Manager will hands-on coach, train and mentor paralegal support staff in all aspects of the paralegal part of US patent preparation and prosecution, and the following:
100% compliance of docket deadlines for one or more customers in relation to their patent applications portfolio
Coordinating patent prosecution matters with the office of the Chief IP officer, Outside Counsels and in-house paralegals of the Customers
Overseeing paralegal, docketing and admin functions of IPMS team (India) relative to the customers for which the Senior paralegal is responsible for
Overseeing Service Delivery metrics across different clients. Converting client deliverables into KPIs for the delivery team.
Subject matter oversight and supervision on matters concerning IDSs at the USPTO, first and supplementary IDSs, Citation Matrix, online IDS filing, patent watch, post allowance review, issued patent proofreading and such other paralegal and administration functions.
Import training on paralegal functions to the team in India
Develop training materials and offer training to Clairvolex employees in relation to US paralegal functions
Train, coach and mentor un-trained or trainee paralegals and docketing specialists
Offer technical support, subject matter expertise, and solutioning support to sales and business development team
Participate in process building, process innovation, automation and similar activities directed at organization development
Quality control of the work-products generated by the IPMS team, in general, and in relation to the Customers for which the Senior Paralegal/Paralegal Manager has primary responsibility
Help in establishing the Clairvolex brand globally, and in that relation, the management may task the candidate to attend conferences, networking events, road-shows and carry out regular visits to various potential and existing client facilities
Provide every possible sales and marketing support including by offering online presentations, attending conference calls to render presentations on service lines and related processes, making client specific proposals, and obtaining client references (when specifically required)
Work with stakeholders across the organization to define the roadmap for growing client relationships and accounts
When required travel to client facilities for on-site reviews
When required attend potential customer presentations
Attend client sales and marketing meetings, internal sales meetings, Clairvolex strategy meetings when asked for
Manage any special projects that Clairvolex IP Services Business Head will require from time to time
US Patent Paralegal. Should be qualified to function as a paralegal in the United States. Must possess a degree from a U.S. university. Formal paralegal training is an added advantage.
12-15 years’ experience with at least 7 years as a Paralegal Operations Manager in an IP law firm or of a large in-house paralegal operation of technology company. Should have handled a large volume of patent preparation and prosecution matters relating to electrical, communications, semi-conductors, microprocessors and computer software related inventions. Should have previously handled multiple client relationships with law firms.
Review office actions and analyze rejections and objections
Prepare technical arguments/amendments to claims to overcome the rejections and objections
Draft office action response as per the requirements in various jurisdictions
Interact with other engineers, attorneys, and inventors at various stages during the assignment
Mentor and provide training to junior engineers
Perform other patent portfolio development projects such as drafting patent specification, claims review and analysis, invention disclosure review and analysis etc.
Support other patent related projects as required
B.Tech./ M.Tech from a reputed Institute
Minimum of 6+ years’ experience in patent practice with primary focus on prosecution of patent applications for US and other foreign jurisdictions in electronics, telecommunications, computers, and mechanical fields.
Prepare Evidence of Use (EoU) and/or claim charts and management presentations
Search for prior art
Interface with reverse-engineering firms
Lead customer projects from defining objectives, timelines, delivery milestones, and associated resource requirements
Generate highest quality work product through delivery excellence and ensure customer satisfaction
Build a high-quality team of experts in a friendly working environment by coaching, mentoring and identifying development needs for team members
Monitor and enhance the performance of team members to ensure efficiency in IPM operations to meet individual & team performance objectives
Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent (Ph.D. or Masters is highly desirable)
Minimum of 10+ years of experience as a researcher, technology architect, or individual technical contributor. Deep research & development experience in one of the following high-tech domains: Communications/Networking, Mobility/IoT, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors/Materials, Automotive.