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Patent Paralegal

Posted Apr 19
Full Time
On Site
Burlington, Massachusetts

Work Your Magic with us! Start your next chapter and join MilliporeSigma.

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US. 

Your Role: 

MilliporeSigma in Burlington, MA is hiring a Patent Paralegal.  In this role you will work with our internal patent group in multiple global sites, internal clients, and outside agents. You will be responsible for paralegal duties in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution.



  • Prosecution - Full range of paralegal duties related to US, PCT and foreign patent filings including preparing patent applications, formal documents, Information Disclosure Statements
  • Maintain proficiency with using the USPTO and PCT filing software applications
  • Coordinate filings with outside foreign and domestic agents, regional/national phase and EP validation filings
  • Docketing
  • Maintain docket to be current and accurate
  • Use docket to manage workload and provide support to responsible attorneys
  • Coordinate incoming and outgoing file transfers
  • Contribute to group projects and assist in balancing the group workload to ensure completion of projects within established time frames and quality standards
  • Act as a key interface with inventors
  • Maintain order of documents in prosecution electronic files


Who You Are: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience in patent prosecution


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent certification
  • USPTO Filing Experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Office, O365 (MS Word, Acrobat Adobe, Excel), PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint
  • Proficiency in spelling, grammar, proofreading and writing skills, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience with IP databases and docketing systems  

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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