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Paralegal

Company: CYNET SYSTEMS
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Responsibilities:


  • Prepare and negotiate terms and conditions for legal documents including vendor contracts, consulting agreements, and nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements.
  • Research specialized requests and present results and recommendations to management for approval.
  • Manage due diligence requests.
  • Maintain or oversee databases and files for contracts, consultants, real estate and subpoenas.
  • Prepare, modify and docket IP-related contracts.
  • Help negotiate contracts such as confidentiality agreements and consulting agreements.
  • Create and maintain content for IP pages on company intranet.
  • Prepare drafts of patent prosecution forms and filings and handle related correspondence with inventors.
  • Prepare drafts of trademark and copyright registration applications and filings. Docket deadlines for patent prosecution, fees and annuities, and handle related correspondence.
  • Docket the pre-application process.
  • Prepare activity reports for the department.
  • Maintain the patent office deposit account.
  • Obtain copies of patents, file histories, and conduct patent and trademark searches.
  • Provide notary services.
  • Maintain databases and files for contracts, consultants, publications and IP.
  • Maintain files of correspondence and confidential records.
  • Organize meetings, arrange conferences and social gatherings.
  • Receive, review and log contract submission requests from Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering and other groups.
  • Prepare initial contract drafts, route for approval and track agreements in obtaining property signatures.
  • Input contract information, and scan and link executed agreements and documents into contract database.
  • Maintain attorney docket for actions due and expiring contracts.
  • Support online request system for technology centers.
  • Support training efforts regarding general contract procedures and concepts.
  • Log and track legal disputes and litigation involving the technology center.
  • Log, review and forward invoices from vendors.
  • Conduct preliminary investigation into new enforcement assertions and lawsuits.
  • Manage files, including correspondence, memos, pleadings and client documents, and maintain calendars of key dates.
  • Coordinate with outside counsel in locating documents and information for litigation discovery responses and assist in drafting discovery responses.
  • Assist outside counsel in drafting affidavits in support of motions, briefs and subpoenas.
  • Coordinate witness attendance at meetings, depositions, hearings and trials.
  • Interview potential witnesses.
  • Handle discovery aspects of approximately 40-50 cases.
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly litigation reports for management.
  • Work with counsel to develop a robust licensing database for monitoring obligations and revenues owed and paid to company.
  • Attend litigation-related proceedings.
  • Help initiate and monitor internal incident reviews.
  • Under direction of Compliance Counsel, liaise with Product Line and other personnel to review allegations and ensure updates on timely progress.
  • Participate in incident reviews as needed.
  • Coordinate with outside contractors concerning the Ethics Line service and reporting.
  • Participate in compliance training.
  • Support Compliance Counsel and Director of Compliance in providing reports to management.
  • Work with Compliance Counsel to coordinate with internal Incident Review Managers on investigating and reporting incidents.
  • Manage correspondence, invoices, orders and other documents related to sites with ongoing environmental remediation issues.
  • Draft internal notices regarding such sites for operational, legal and accounting managers as necessary.

Keywords: CYNET SYSTEMS, Houston , Paralegal, Legal , Houston, Texas

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