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Sr. Corporate IP Paralegal

A F5 Networks, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Seattle, WA posted March 7, 2021.

Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world.

An exciting opportunity awaits to join the legal department of a market leading, NASDAQ listed technology company that was named a ‘Best Place to Work’ by the2015 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards.You will have an opportunity to interact with a talented group of legal professionals and a diverse cross-section of the company.

Our Legal Intellectual Property (IP) team helps the company protect, enforce and report on its IP assets.

As the IP team’s senior corporate paralegal, you will collaborate with attorneys on the IP team, inventors, and senior engineering leadership to capture and protect the company’s innovations, support the business with special projects and reporting relating to its IP portfolios, maintain the company’s IP portfolio records, and support IP litigation.Primary Responsibilities: Maintain electronic and hardcopy patent and trademark files/records.Run reports on company’s IP assets.Generate monthly, quarterly and annual IP/budget reports.Liaison with outside IP prosecution and litigation counsel.Manage document signings, record keeping and support in-house prosecution attorney.Provide litigation support (e.g., legal holds, discover, witness meetings, etc.).Run inventor incentive award program reports.Collaborate with marketing/branding team and outside counsel to file, prosecute and maintain company trademarks, including gathering trademark use specimens and related materials.Coordinate and schedule internal patent committee and attorney disclosure meetings.Collaborate with R leads, engineers and patent liaisons across the business to confirm product release dates and other relevant information.Keep internal patent asset management tool current and drive tool enhancements.Maintain internal and external IP reporting sites, including patent marking and trademark lists.Perform other related duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of US and international patent, trademark and copyright protection laws, rules and procedures.Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.Ability to effectively convey ideas and messages both formally and informally, in speaking and in writing.Ability to multi-task, effectively prioritize, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, quickly learn new information, and work well under pressure handling confidential matters with discretion.Ability to learn from others by sharing, listening to, seeking out and respectfully consider diverse ideas, perspectives, experiences and approaches from others.Ability to understand F5’s business and technology, demonstrating passion for own role and contributions.Experience:Minimum 5 years of specific IP paralegal support in a corporate environment, including patents, trademark and copyright (open source a plus).

Some additional law firm experience desired.Bachelor’s degree required and paralegal certificate a plus.Physical Demands and Work EnvironmentDuties are performed in a normal office environment while sitting at a desk or computer table.Duties require the ability to utilize a computer, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.Duties may require travel via automobile or airplane: approximately 10-20% of the time spent traveling.Duties require being on calls outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends) to accommodate our global footprint.The role will be based in Seattle, Washington.The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job.

However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to changeThe Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job.

However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending with @f5.com) or auto email notification from Yello/Workday (ending with f5.com or @myworkday.com)Equal Employment OpportunityIt is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination.

Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

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