Innovators Legal is a boutique legal practice focused on the needs of early-stage technologies, companies, and investors. We work with some of the most innovative clients in the world. We are constantly refining our legal and business practices to stay on the cutting edge of providing our services in a way that leverages our experience and the best available technologies. We eschew traditional law firm models with overly rigid structures and burdensome billable hour requirements that limit associates and clients.

Every professional on our team plays an integral role in our work, and we provide balanced and varied workloads with industry-leading benefits and compensation. We believe that the better we support our team, the better we will support our clients.

We are looking to add an experienced IP Paralegal who will take on responsibilities including management of an active docket of both U.S. and foreign patent and trademark matters and our university and startup company clients. This position is remote.

Key activities include:

Working collaboratively with a paralegal team supporting our clients, attorneys, and agents.

Preparing formal documents and managing uploads at the USPTO and WIPO for patent and trademark matters, including direct PCT filings and demands with the International Bureau, trademark filings through the Madrid Protocol, and design applications filed through the Hague.

Managing communications with foreign counsel on foreign patent and trademark matters.

Docketing and reporting official communications from the USPTO and foreign intellectual property offices.

Managing patent and trademark renewals through our renewals provider.

Managing federal Bayh-Dole reporting through i-Edison.


Must be available full-time and eligible to work in the US.

A paralegal certificate is strongly preferred.

Must have at least 3 years (preferably 5) of experience as a paralegal or docketing clerk handling US or foreign patent and trademark matters.

Experience with modern intellectual property practice management is required, including a preference for those with experience using FoundationIP and/or Curo365.

Tech-savvy and comfortable with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Teams.

Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize competing deadlines.

Confidentiality, discretion, and judgment in managing sensitive and ambiguous situations.

Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately across the organization and with clients and key external stakeholders.

Innovators Legal Benefits Summary

Innovators Legal provides industry-leading benefits, including medical, dental, vision, mental health, short-term and long-term disability, and basic life insurance; a flexible spending account; an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan; monthly allowances for cell phone, internet, and wellness expenses; and a generous leave policy.