Senior Patent Paralegal

As a growing and dynamic firm, we are interested in hearing from a senior patent paralegal for our IP practice area. This position will assist lawyers and/or patent agents with a variety of legal tasks in accordance with MLT Aikins processes and guidelines. It will also work with our IP support group regarding file intake and invoicing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing patent docket including docket deadlines and maintaining the integrity of docket data
  • Assisting with preparing patent filings/PCTs
  • Reviewing incoming correspondence from CIPO and foreign associates, and assisting in preparing reporting letters to client
  • Maintaining, organizing and updating docket system of due dates for action and follow up
  • Completing general administrative tasks including file management and precedent maintenance
  • Performing status checks
  • Co-ordinating transfers of files and appointment of MLT Aikins as agent
  • Opening files and validating data all operational programs and databases
  • Processing internal transfer of files between associates’ firms


  • The ideal candidate will have more than 10 years of experience in this role and will have graduated from a recognized paralegal program (equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered)
  • Knowledge of Patrix IP Helpware is an asset
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong teamwork skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail

If this sounds like you, please submit your resumé and cover letter using the form on the right.


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