Paralegal – IP Litigation


The IP Litigation Paralegal will manage all aspects of large scale, complex litigation. The position will require overtime and may involve some travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Full understanding of litigation motion practice, discovery, trial and appellate procedures; ability to administratively manage all phases of a case.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines.
  • Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position; proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service and efficiency.
  • Trial preparation and attendance in both jury and non-jury trials in Federal courts.
  • Preparation and set-up for Markman hearings.
  • Manage electronic and hard copy documents using Firm and Client specific technology.
  • Prepare deposition notices and subpoenas; organize, maintain and prepare deposition materials, exhibits and summaries; track depositions.
  • Preparation for fact and expert witness depositions.
  • Coordinate and manage large scale document collection and production.
  • Bluebook, cite check, and proofread briefs.
  • Thorough understanding of court rules and filing requirements.
  • Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and internet search engines.
  • Knowledge of Pacer and ECF filing procedures; draft and prepare documents for service and e-filing in federal jurisdictions.
  • Experience with eDiscovery software including Relativity, Case Notebook, Trial Director and Adobe Professional.
  • Experience gathering patent documents from USPTO databases and researching technical references.
  • Delegate to, and oversee the work of, Project Assistants and temporary staff.
  • Remain current in industry trends in IP Litigation and the legal profession.
  • Other tasks as requested/assigned by an Attorney or team member.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:


  • BA/BS with strong academic credentials
  • Minimum seven years of Paralegal experience at a medium or large law firm with experience at trial or before the ITC
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office applications and eDiscovery software


  • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA accredited program
  • Experience with Intellectual Property litigation

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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