• Patent Paralegal/Patent Law Clerk

    Job Location US-CA-San Jose
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/5/2018 10:34 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Employee Type
    T- Trend Temp
    Full Time / Part Time
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Trend Micro: Securing Your Connected World

    Trend Micro, the world’s largest independent security software company, strives to make the world a safer place by protecting digital information. Our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and security that fits an evolving ecosystem. Our solutions are supported by over 5000 employees in over 50 countries and powered by the world’s most advanced cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™.


    Patent Paralegal/Patent Law clerk in the San Jose office working as a member of the Legal department.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Maintain and manage Patent portal;

    • Work closely with engineers to understand and improve Invention Disclosure Forms (IDF);
    • Monitor the progress of IDF review process;
    • Review and grade IDF's for patentability

    Maintain patent database;

    • Work with outside counsel to update and maintain patent database;
    • Generate Excel based charts
    • Track maintenance fee payments

    Administrate patent awards program

    • Coordinate with HR and finance to oversee the distribution of monthly patent awards
    • Coordinate the ordering and distribution of patent plaques

    Provide legal support for open source licensing review and documentation;

    • Review open source licenses
    • Learn compliance requirements of open source licenses
    • Work with engineers to locate and determine proper licenses for open source software

    Provide litigation support;

    • Gather documents, interface between outside counsel and employees, maintain files, prepare correspondences
    • Assist in responding to third party subpoenas, such as gathering documents, assisting in preparation of responses, and communicating with attorneys

    Provide legal support for GDPR and privacy compliance programs;

    • Assist in responding to customer request for GDPR compliance information
    • Learn GDPR compliance and principles
    • Work with product teams on GDPR and privacy issues


    • 1+ year of overall experience in a law clerk role
    • Law degree from an accredited law school
    • Undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science
    • Law firm or in house patent law experience
    • Interest or experience in GDPR or privacy law

    Trend Micro provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Trend Micro does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy and childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care leave status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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