Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Legal
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Role Summary:

Baker Hughes, is currently hiring a Paralegal - Intellectual Property based in Houston, TX

Essential Responsibilities:
  • 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 Diploma or GED required
  • 3 years of IP paralegal experience minimum
  • Experience supporting intellectual property operations in a corporate environment highly preferred
  • Understanding of legal terminology and processes specifically relating to intellectual property
  • Exposure to foreign Patent Policy
  • Docketing experience
  • 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
  • Presentation skills

Desired Characteristics:
  • 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)


Houston, TX

This is your opportunity to learn more, do more, live the career you have imagined and be part of a truly diverse organization.

Baker Hughes 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