Paralegal, Patent Department

2023-04-03

Do you want to work in a dynamic environment and be involved in stimulating intellectual property files? Would you like to play a key role in the filing of patent applications? This position is for you!

 Founded in 1892, ROBIC is an internationally renowned firm bringing together professionals with a variety of skills including lawyers, scientists and engineers specializing in intellectual property and business law.

ROBIC is seeking a team-oriented paralegal for our Montreal office. Reporting to the Patent Paralegal Supervisor, the successful candidate will be part of a group currently composed of six paralegals.

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ROBIC?

  • Collaborate with dynamic, competent, and positive people in an environment where everyone can be themselves.
  • Reach a new career stage and develop your skills in an innovative and rapidly expanding field.
  • Benefit from a quality of life by choosing a schedule that allows you to facilitate your work-life balance, and to have the possibility of finishing at 12:30 p.m. every other Friday throughout the year.
  • Have the flexibility to work from home a few days a week.
  • Access to a variety of benefits: group insurance, pension plans, sick days, years of service recognition program, telemedicine system for you and your family, employee assistance program, public transportation discounts, computer equipment provided, etc.
  • Receive a fair and competitive compensation while having a concrete impact on a local and international clientele.
  • Join the team of an employer who strongly believes in your professional development and in career advancement opportunities.
  • Work in a new, bright, completely renovated workspace that is easily accessible by public transportation and where coffee is always free.
  • Participate in activities where wellness is emphasized (team sports challenges, meditation sessions, etc.).
  • Interact with your colleagues at various social events.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare forms necessary for the prosecution of a patent application.
  • File patent applications with various authorities.
  • Communicate with the Canadian patent office or any other relevant foreign authority to obtain information related to a patent application or patent.
  • Communicate with clients and international correspondents.
  • Verify the status of files and prepare summary reports.
  • Follow-up on files and manage deadlines.
  • Perform legal research (both with traditional instruments and computer databases) and draft memoranda.
  • Perform all other related patent tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluency in French and English, both oral and written.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience in patents (asset).
  • Experience as a paralegal (asset).

We are looking for candidates who are willing to learn and are resourceful. Training specific to the intellectual property field is provided by the firm. We do not require candidates to have specialized knowledge, but it stays an asset.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Autonomy and organizational skills.
  • Analytical and research skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Precision and detail oriented.
  • Team spirit.
  • Ability to adapt.
  • Ability to manage priorities.

Our firm is a proud member of the Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion (LLD) network. By being part of this network, we confirm our commitment to providing all members of our team with an inclusive work environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion, and in which everyone feels welcome and can develop their full potential. We believe and adhere to the principle of employment equity. As such, we encourage all qualified candidates who represent the diversity of our communities to apply.

The position is available now. We can’t wait to meet you!