JOB: Senior Patent Searcher


Title:  Sr. Patent Paralegal/Searcher

Job #759989, Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI or Rosewell GA

Function: Legal

Reports to: Assoc. GC

Scope: Global

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We are seeking a Patent Paralegal to join our Intellectual Property Center of Excellence (IP CoE) in our Legal Department in our offices in Neenah, Wisconsin or Roswell, GA.

This role will assist attorneys and other legal team members as part of the patent team of the IP CoE to develop and manage K-C’s patent estate. This role will support the enterprise in a variety of IP matters and tactical execution of patent applications and prosecution, while working with the companies’ attorneys, patent facilitators and members of the business team.

Job Responsibilities:

Owner of the patent searching process for K-C, including prioritize, balance, and coordinate K-C’s patent searching needs through an outside vendor, assist in the development of search process best practices and process improvements, and engage with internal customers to receive search requests and provide results.

Investigate, prepare documents, and coordinate with outside counsel on management of international patent applications (i.e., support three attorneys doing international office action responses).

Conduct legal research; draft and review memoranda and other documents and agreements related to patent transactions.

Own and manage a number of patent team processes that support internal clients, including Opposition and ROIA processes.

Continuous improvement and global patent support projects.

Interact with professionals outside the company including outside lawyers, customers, vendors, and government and non-government agencies and organizations.

Participate in the development and execution of a global IP CoE.

Ever wonder what it is like to belong to this global company?  Here are some reasons to join us: !  K-C is known for their employee career development – about 65% of open jobs are filled internally and we hope we can unleash the power in you!

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college/university in a technical field or Paralegal studies qualification (Associate’s degree or certification) in a technical field, or equivalent work experience.

Minimum 5 years of experience as a Paralegal in an in-house or law firm setting doing patent or technical field work, or equivalent relevant experience.

Computer research and investigation skills required.

Detail oriented.

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Personal accountability for work and work product; willing and able to follow through on complex issues.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a business-oriented service disposition.

Ability to make decisions and inspire client confidence in work product and judgment.
Preferred Qualifications:

Patent law and transactional experience, preferably global in scope.

Strong project management skills.

Foreign language(s) and a broad technical vocabulary, especially for disposable absorbent personal care products and their components.


Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based.  In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization.  However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.


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