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IP Patent Paralegal - Princeton, NJ

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare legal documents and forms in relation with:
  • Filing of patent applications to official authorities (USPTO);
  • Geographical extensions of patent applications and national phases through a network of  local agents or directly through official authorities
  • Filing patent applications and managing the administrative prosecution of patent applications between filing and grant, as well as ensuring maintenance
  • Prepare and file information disclosure statements
  • Ensuring all the docketing of a patent portfolio through an IP management system (deadlines relating to filings, official actions, publications, etc.)
  • E- information management: electronic filing and up-loading of documents and emails in relation with patents cases, contracts matters, legal matters
  • Providing reports from the IP management database (attorney deadline listings, agendas for patent portfolio reviews and various reports for portfolio management purposes)


  • High School diploma
  • At least 5 years of experience as a patent paralegal (industry or private practice)
  • Paralegal certificate a plus
  • Experience with an IP management systems
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word), knowledge of digital platforms type social networks and information sharing

We value:

  • Rigorous, detailed oriented, accurate, pro-active and dynamic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Flexibility of mind and attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment with varying levels of workload and pressure
  • Willing to work in a collaborative team-based environment to share, assist and support others

 We offer:

  • Opportunity to join a very dynamic team across US and EP within the largest privately owned company in the perfume and flavor business with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland
  • An innovation-driven organization, Firmenich has concomitant dedication to fostering a strong IP-centric culture


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:


* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Subsidized Cafeteria!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!



Nearest Major Market: New Jersey