Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.
BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.
With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.
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BHGE has an opening for a Paralegal – Intellectual Property in Houston, TX.
Directing the administrative aspects of assigned patent and trademark portfolios
Reviewing invention disclosures for proper handling and alignment with business units
Managing database system for the maintenance of patents and trademarks for assigned product line portfolios
Docketing and ensuring the filing of assigned patent and trademark applications and related responses to office actions
Preparing required documentation, and communicating with US counsel, non-US counsel, and technical representatives regarding the filing and prosecution of worldwide patents and trademarks
Performing and analyzing computer database patent and trademark searches
Ensuring compliance with all docketed deadline dates
Preparing patent committee meeting agendas; obtaining, assembling and distributing committee meeting materials; assisting with committee meetings; and completing committee meeting action items
Order state of the art searches and related tasks
Manage annuity and maintenance fee payments
Finalize and publish defensive publications using third party services
Perform computer database searches and obtain file history documents
Performing additional duties as necessary
High school or GED required
3 + years of paralegal experience.
Experience supporting intellectual property operations in a corporate environment highly
Understanding of legal terminology and processes specifically relating to intellectual property
Exposure to foreign Patent Policy
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Must be detail-oriented
Must have the ability to work well in a team-oriented environment;
Possess excellent interpersonal skills
Demonstrated commitment to internal and external customer service required Must be very motivated, a “self-starter”, and able to work with minimal supervision
Must be able to multi-task
With the ability to handle competing and changing priorities
Solid time-management skills
Bachelor's degree preferred.
ABA-approved Paralegal Certification preferred.
Strong PC skills are required with the capacity and interest to master new PC software and applications (Memotech and Excel proficiency highly preferred)
Baker Hughes, a GE company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more
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