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Intellectual Property Paralegal

San Jose, CA
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Company ASML

Job Title: Intellectual Property Paralegal

JobID: 12540-req1581#10467533

Location: San Jose, CA, 95115, USA

Description: ## **Introduction**

ASML US, LP brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers – to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ and San Jose, CA.

With over 70 locations in 16 countries, ASML is the world’s leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or chips. ASML is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and ASML US is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and maintains a significant research and development facility in Wilton, CT. Within ASML the Corporate Intellectual Property (CIP) department is responsible for maximizing ASML’s global intellectual property position and establishes and maintains a portfolio of patent rights.

We are proud of bringing together the brightest minds all over the world to tackle the most challenging problems in making faster and smaller chips. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to go beyond yourself in developing more advanced techniques and push the technology boundaries.

ASML San Jose, CA is an industry leader in computational lithography for integrated circuits. Our Tachyon platform enables capabilities that address chip design, photomask making and wafer printing for semiconductor manufacturing and the LithoTuner platform enables lithography optimization for ASML’s leading photo lithography tools, known as ‘scanners’.

## **Job Mission**

The sr. Paralegal supports the Corporate Intellectual Property Department in general and the San Jose patent process in particular.
This is a new position in San Jose CA (which changed from remote support to on-site support) and you’ll be the only paralegal on-site; your role is to work together with 2 local Patent Attorneys.

## **Job Description**

* Support the patent process with a core set of administrative tasks and responsibilities

* Docketing, handle e-mails, agendas and keep track of deadlines

* Compare, check and enter new data in the patent portfolio management system

* Organize patent review meetings

* Communicate with international patent agents

* Work together with the local San Jose Patent Attorneys

* Become knowledgeable in the field of patent procedures (training will be provided and will be partly in Veldhoven, the Netherlands)

* Be a constructive member of the team of 15 Paralegals: 3 located in San Diego (CA), 1 located in Wilton (NY), 10 located in Veldhoven (the Netherlands), 1 located in San Jose (CA) (this position)

## **Education**

* Has preferably a bachelor degree or higher

* Has IP knowledge on a sr. Paralegal level

* Is certified (Paralegal program)

* Is commissioned as notary public in California or willing and eligible to be commissioned as a notary public in California

## **Experience**

* 7-10 years working experience preferably in the area of IP (company legal department or law firm)

* Experience with administrative work

* Experience working with MS Office (Word, Excel), databases and generating reports

* Affinity with Intellectual Property or legal matters

## **Personal skills**

* Is a self-starter

* Has a proven track record in working autonomously

* Is willing to adapt

* Has a strong focus on accuracy/attention to detail

* Has a very strong pro-active attitude in execution as well as in thinking ahead/along

* Is able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously

* Has good organizational and verbal communication skills

* Has a good focus for relationship management and expectation management

* Is familiar with working in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders (inventors as well as managers)

## **Context of the position**

You will report to the Manager CIP Support & Administration, who reports to the Chief IP Counsel who are both located in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.
This position is for 1.0 FTE. You will be responsible for the patent process specifically in San Jose CA and working according to the guidelines of the worldwide ASML Paralegal team.

This position primarily works in an office environment. It requires frequent sitting, standing and walking. Daily use of a computer is required. May stand for extended periods when facilitating meetings.
The physical demands of the position described herein are essential functions of the job and employees must be able to successfully perform these tasks for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those individuals with real or perceived disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job described.

## **Other information**

Within ASML, the Technology sector is responsible for definition and development of products and technologies. Within the sector Technology, the department Corporate Intellectual Property is responsible to provide global intellectual property assistance to protect and support ASML’s business. In particular, the department is responsible to establish and maintain a portfolio of patent rights.

EEO/AA (W/M/Vets/Disability) Employer

*Location:* San Jose - CA, US

*Level:* Bachelor

*Experience:* 5-10 Experienced

*Available since:* 4/20/2018

*Functional area:* Administration

*Background:* Law

*Reference:* req1581


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