On behalf of one of our clients, not-for-profit organisation based in Geneva, we are seeking an:
IP Paralegal 60-80%
Geneva Permanent Referenz: AM23-0049
Who will coordinate and manage a growing IP portfolio and who will report to the Legal Counsel.
  • Work closely with and provide support to a multidisciplinary team to obtain and maintain patents, trademarks, or copyrights
  • Work with internal and external legal counsels and external IP attorneys
  • Manage IP applications and filing
  • Perform patent research
  • Review draft applications for IP matters like patents, trademarks, copyright, domain names, etc.
  • Manage the patent application process
  • Generate and maintain a database and generate periodic status reports
  • Manage the budget for IP cases
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders on various IP matters
  • Support the Legal Counsel with various tasks (contract drafting, review, signature process), as necessary
  • Contribute to a culture of innovation
  • Manage annuity and maintenance fee schedules
  • Handle routine legal matters in areas of responsibility with minimal supervision
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or Paralegal certification
  • At least 5+ years’ work experience as patent paralegal in an innovation driven domain (e.g., Biotech, Medtech, Pharma or similar), within an in-house IP department, in a law firm or IP firm
  • Familiarity IP law, application and filing process in the EU and US
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience in handling formal prosecution matters for patents, including payment of annuities
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent command of English, good knowledge of French is an asset
  • Capacity to handle highly confidential information
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to clarify complicated IP topics
Contact: Anaëlle Mach
Alec Allan & Associés SA
9 rue De Candolle
1205 Genève
T 022 322 25 35