Because of our unique vision and mission, innovation is happening everywhere at Zoox.  It is the job of our intellectual property (IP) legal team to help protect that innovation.  We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic paralegal to help our growing IP team in all aspects of intellectual property, including patent and trademark portfolio management, managing our docketing system, coordinating and running our patent filing process, and engaging with outside counsel on various aspects.  In addition, you will help in other general legal aspects, like helping with our NDA process and storage, and assisting with more general document management.  You will be a core part of crafting the future of our growing legal team here at Zoox. 

Responsibilities

  • Working with the IP team to formalize and implement new IP-related processes
  • Maintaining and organizing our patent and trademark portfolio and docketing system
  • Document drafting to assist in patent prosecution
  • Scheduling meetings with internal inventors and outside counsel
  • Overseeing our IP and NDA storage system
  • Assisting with more general document management
  • Tracking costs and budgets for IP-related spend

Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in a relevant field, Paralegal Certificate a plus
  • 5+ years of relevant experience (both firm and in-house setting preferred)
  • Experience with patent docketing programs (IPfolio a plus)
  • Strong knowledge of electronic research tools and patent prosecution filing systems (WIPO, USPTO, IP Folio, etc.)
  • Knowledge of U.S. Patent/Trademark Rules
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to take initiative to suggest new solutions and take ownership to drive those solutions forward
  • Experience working closely with outside counsel
  • Detail oriented and excellent organization skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, MAC, PC, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with document management or contract lifecycle management is a bonus


About Zoox

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.


A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.