Paralegal, Patents

  • Remote, USA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block. 

Job Description

Square is looking for an outstanding patent paralegal who has a creative legal mind, a willingness to get deep in the weeds, and a sense of adventure. You will provide operational and substantive support to our small but mighty patent legal team.

You will, under the direction of IP Counsel:

  • Perform global patent docketing and docket management
  • Perform global annuity program management
  • Support the ongoing development of patent preparation and prosecution best practices and procedures
  • Coordinate with patent portfolio managers and inventors in preparing and filing patent applications
  • Perform patent searches to help advise on the patentability of new ideas
  • Monitor law firm expenses and reporting against patent budgets
  • Provide procedural guidance to law firms and managing guideline documentation
  • Manage foreign filing decision programs
  • Manage inventor-incentive award and recognition programs

Qualifications

You have:

  • At least 6 years of patent paralegal experience. 
  • An understanding of patent docketing and annuity practices in jurisdictions where Square operates (in particular, the United States and Europe)
  • A familiarity with worldwide patent prosecution and portfolio management strategies
  • Experience with Foundation IP and CPA Global a plus
  • Experience with patent docket management platforms, annuity platforms, and office productivity software (in particular, G Suite tools)
  • A passion for technology!

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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