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Docket Administrator - Renner Otto (posted 4/1/2021)

Intellectual Property Paralegal - Nordson (posted 3/25/2021)

IP Docket Clerk/Legal Secretary/Paralegal - Walter | Haverfield (posted 3/18/2021)

Attorney - Wegman Hessler (posted 3/9/2021)

Docket Administrator - Renner Otto (Cleveland, OH)

Renner Otto, a growing intellectual property (IP) law firm located in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, is looking for a Docket Administrator.  At Renner Otto, we are committed to a world class work environment with very competitive compensation for outstanding work.

The Docket Administrator position supports the firm in overall operations.  Responsibilities include: 

  • Maintains the firm’s docket for patent and trademark matters
  • Oversees any changes to client files and updates the docketing system accordingly
  • Integrates USPTO and foreign office documents with docketing system
  • Manages the firm’s general inbox and processes incoming mail/emails/faxes from clients, foreign associates and intergovernmental agencies worldwide
  • Manages the global docket, ensuring that tasks are complete and clears unneeded tasks
  • Implements and improves upon administrative processes for more efficient workflow

Required skills include:
  • Communication - Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing.Organization/Planning - Must be able to create schedules, manage multiple priorities and accurately track extensive details.
  • Computer/Technical - Expertise in MS Office products and ability to learn docketing systems, firm management/e-billing software, etc.
  • Legal knowledge - Knowledge of a variety of legal documentation.  Ability to acquire knowledge of licensing, patents, trademarks, and intellectual property.

Formal requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree, Paralegal certification, or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of prior experience specifically in IP docketing or as an IP legal assistant/paralegal.
  • Experience with IP docketing software.  Familiarity with Anaqua preferred.

Please send resumes in confidence to Luis Carrion at or

Intellectual Property Paralegal - Nordson (Westlake, OH)

Collaboration drives Nordson’s success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology.  Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed.  You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Summary/Position Overview:
As an IP Paralegal, you will assist with the management of Nordson’s worldwide intellectual property portfolio.  We are looking for someone who is detail oriented and able to do a variety of IP related work, including non-disclosure agreement review, managing and coordinating domestic and foreign patent and trademark work with internal and external counsel, budget creation support, and assistance with administration of the innovation incentive program for employees.  We are looking for someone who can suggest and help implement process improvements.  Although you will provide primary support to the Intellectual Property (IP) lawyers in the Legal group, you will also support, as needed, general legal matters, and legal and compliance training and initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain overall quality control, daily maintenance, and operation of patent and trademark portfolios from prosecution through post-grant activity
  • Support and assist internal counsel with communications to Nordson businesses and outside counsel relating to patent and trademark prosecution updates and requests for instructions
  • Use patent and trademark related searchable databases to conduct patent and trademark searches and research
  • Process new invention disclosures, coordinate next steps with patent attorneys and Nordson businesses and outside counsel as needed
  • Coordinate and assist with patent review meetings with businesses, prepare materials for review, including patent-to-product mapping and upcoming annuities, review active invention disclosure records, foreign filing decisions, high-priority projects, year-to-date spend/budget details, etc.
  • Process incoming/outgoing patent and trademark correspondence (US and non-US) and update matter management software as needed
  • Review and revise non-disclosure agreements and IP provisions in terms and conditions and commercial agreements, in accordance with internal guidelines
  • Open/maintain IP matters in matter management software
  • Assist with preparation of IP dashboards and other periodic updates for presentation to management, including summaries of IP activities and analysis of spend/budget
  • Review/process incoming invoices in e-billing software, assist in preparing and managing annual IP budget
  • Manage IP-related licensing activities, including coordinating royalty receipt and payments, and providing reports to third parties
  • Monitor improper online use or infringement of Nordson IP
  • Manage and assist with Nordson innovation award program
  • Support implementation, launch and tracking of ethics, compliance and IP training to Nordson employees through the company Learning Management System (LMS)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • General knowledge of different type of IP protection, including knowledge of filing requirements, prosecution requirements, annuity laws, renewal data, and expiration data
  • At least 5-7 years experience as an Intellectual Property Paralegal, or equivalent, with both law firm and in-house experience, highly preferred
  • Familiarity with legal research, including conducting and reviewing patent and trademarks searches
  • Bachelor’s degree, associates degree, or paralegal certificate preferred
  • Familiar with patent and trademark terminology, and patent and trademark record maintenance.   
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to accomplish tasks within agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization
  • Writing and communication skills for concise and easy-to-understand instructions and responses to internal clients and external counsel
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and collaboratively as a team player.
  • Proficient knowledge of software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), familiarity with Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker e-billing software is a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and accountability
  • Must be able to work remotely as needed, with reliable internet connectivity

Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees.  No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status or any other reason prohibited by law.
Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees.  No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.

The details of the position can be found at  If anyone has an interest in this position, application details are in the link, but a resume can also be sent directly to:

IP Docket Clerk/Legal Secretary/Paralegal - Walter | Haverfield (Cleveland, OH)

Mid-sized, full-service, downtown Cleveland (AV-rated) law firm having offices in Cleveland and Columbus seeks an IP Docket Clerk/Legal Secretary/Paralegal.  The ideal candidate will have experience with patent and trademark prosecution.  Familiarity with docketing (CPI) and USPTO electronic filing is a plus.  Competitive benefits and equal opportunity employer.  Send detailed resume, salary requirements and references to Jo Ann Chapman ( with a copy to James Pingor (

Attorney - Wegman Hessler (Cleveland, OH)

Wegman Hessler is seeking an attorney to join its Intellectual Property Department.  Preferred candidates will have at least two years of experience in patent preparation, prosecution and/or opinion preparation and a degree in electrical engineering, physics, computer science, mechanical engineering, or a related science.

Wegman Hessler enjoys a diverse and interesting mix of intellectual property work, as well as opportunities for meaningful client contact.  The firm provides a strong benefits package to go along with competitive compensation based on experience.
The successful candidate will be licensed to practice before the USPTO.  While not required, trademark experience is a plus.

Please send resumes in confidence to Jason A. Worgull at

The qualified candidate will be a registered Patent Attorney and a member of at least one state bar, with strong technical and legal credentials and an ability to perform technical and legal writing projects efficiently and effectively.  Technical degree or industry experience in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science is preferred.  Relevant industry experience is a plus.

Curatolo Sidoti offers a collegial, professional, relaxed, supportive office environment, with comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, health, life and disability insurance, and a 401(k) plan with matching contribution.  Compensation package is competitive with Cleveland area IP firms and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The firm is located in Cleveland’s western suburb of Westlake, in the King James business campus.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume, writing sample and salary history in confidence to:

Vincent A. Cortese, Partner

No third-party inquiries accepted.

Curatolo Sidoti Co., LPA

24500 Center Ridge Road, Suite 280

Cleveland, Ohio 441

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