Methode Electronics, Inc.
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is seeking a highly organized and efficient Paralegal responsible for managing and protecting our valuable intellectual property (IP) assets, as well as enhancing the organization and efficiency of our Legal department. Key responsibilities include contract review and organization, IP docketing, creating and maintaining corporate records for our subsidiaries, and managing IP-related agreements.
Manage the intellectual property docket, including the timely filing of patent, trademark, and copyright applications, and monitoring deadlines
Work closely with inventors and outside counsel to develop and manage our patent portfolio
Assist in the management of IP litigation and prosecution matters, including tracking deadlines, preparing documents, and communicating with outside counsel
Assist in the preparation and review of contracts, including non-disclosure agreements, vendor agreements, and customer contracts
Organize and maintain corporate contracts, including tracking expiration dates, renewals, and amendments
Assist with the formation and maintenance of corporate entities, including drafting organizational documents, maintaining minute books, and filing annual reports
Provide support for corporate governance matters, including preparing board and committee materials and drafting resolutions
Coordinate with outside counsel and internal stakeholders to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program
At least 2 years of experience as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant in a Corporate Legal Department or law firm
Strong knowledge of patent, trademark, and copyright laws, as well as trade secret and confidential information protection
Experience with contract review and organization, IP docketing, patent portfolio management, and IP-related agreements
Knowledge of corporate governance principles and practices
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work effectively
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and legal research databases
Ability to travel up to 10% required
Ability to occasionally carry and lift up to 15 pounds
Methode Electronics is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics per the EEO Poster available here . If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (708) 867-6777 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.