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Senior Paralegal (Intellectual Property)

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Doosan Bobcat North America
Location
Minneapolis, MN
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The Senior Paralegal position will provide enterprise-wide legal assistance and will report to the Deputy General Counsel.  This role will be responsible for supporting all Law Department functions, including the registration and maintenance of Doosan Bobcat North America’s intellectual property (including patents, trademarks, copyrights and domains), litigation, corporate governance, and certain transactional activities.  In addition, this role will provide general administrative support to the entire North America legal team.  The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills, be knowledgeable about legal procedures and documentation, and have a deep understanding of various areas of legal issues.  This position is open to a location of Minneapolis, Minnesota or Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

Role & Responsibility

The role will have a strong focus supporting Doosan Bobcat’s intellectual property assets and will also have general responsibilities supporting the Law Department’s Corporate and Litigation groups.  Specifically, the role will be responsible for the management of Doosan Bobcat’s intellectual property docket, maintenance fee and annuity management for the global IP portfolio, supporting brand licensing initiatives, and a number of trademark and patent prosecutorial supports task such as, for example: coordinating inventor declaration execution, information disclosure statement preparation, and preparation of trademark specimens of use, among other tasks associated with the day-to-day management of a large world-wide intellectual property portfolio.  The role will also be responsible for managing service of process and supporting litigation discovery and other litigation activities.  In addition, the role will support corporate and commercial legal matters through regulatory filings, contract management support, and other contracting activities. This includes: 
  • Support intellectual property preparation, prosecution and portfolio management.
  • Assist in the management of Company litigation to achieve positive litigation and dispute outcomes.
  • Primary management of service of process for the Company.
  • Assist in-house and outside counsel with discovery and document collection and review, including ESI, for the Company.
  • Support the legal team in managing corporate governance matters.
  • Assist with compliance efforts and regulatory filings.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of legal documents, contracts, and agreements.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis related to corporate and commercial law.
  • Maintain and organize legal files and documentation.
  • Assist in the Law Department’s management of legal bills and annual budgeting activities.
  • Coordinate with external counsel and other legal service providers as needed.
  • General administrative support of the Doosan Bobcat North America legal team.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure legal compliance in business operations.
  • Stay informed about changes in laws and regulations that may impact the Company.
  • Travel Standard:  less than 10%.


Job Requirement

  • Bachelor's degree in legal studies, paralegal studies, or related field is preferred. Associate’s Degree plus equivalent experience will be considered.
  • 10+ years of paralegal experience at law firm or in-house.
  • Previous experience working as a paralegal in a corporate legal environment preferred, experience in the manufacturing or engineering industry favored.
  • Experience supporting intellectual property matters strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of corporate and commercial law, contract law, and legal procedures.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in legal research and writing.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in legal software and document management systems.
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency.

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As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Doosan is committed fostering an inclusive and a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 701-476-4263. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Company

Our people power our progress. Keeping our company moving forward means empowering employees with opportunities to grow and the resources necessary to be happy, healthy and productive. That’s why we offer our people a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Here, you’ll enjoy full health coverage, paid time off, income protection, employee discounts on certain consumer goods, tuition reimbursement and more.

How do different cultures play a part in your organization?

Our North American headquarters is located in North Dakota, where we started the compact equipment industry. But our locations span the entire globe – dealers, manufacturing facilities and corporate offices – where innovation is driven forward worldwide. To continue expanding our reach, we’ve opened the Global Collaboration Center in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

What skills, education, and experiences does your ideal candidate(s) have?

•Education Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent
•These are entry level opportunities
•Must be able to follow established methods and procedures and perform work accordingly. Must have the ability to work rapidly and under time pressure for extended periods of time in order to meet build requirements. Must possess the ability to read build sheets and blueprints.
•The ability to communicate with supervisors and fellow workers in both written and verbal forms at a level normally acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or GED is required.
•Job specific skills, techniques and safe work and equipment operating practices are learned through on-the-job and classroom training. General instructions are given on recurring duties, operations and assignments; detailed instructions are given on new duties, operations and assignments.

How would you describe the company leadership/team management? Our employees are the driving force behind our brand. We cultivate an environment where they feel valued and build their career while working for an industry leader. Career opportunities include positions in our corporate offices and manufacturing facilities. We also have a highly-competitive internship and co-op program. Your opportunity to contribute to the future of the compact equipment industry is right here.

Where do you see the company/organization in the upcoming years? https://www.bobcat.com/company-info/next-is-now

What do you feel candidates need to know about the company before applying?

Our success is powered by our people. Plain and simple. Their dedication and passion for empowering customers to accomplish more is what drives our continued industry leadership. Our integrated, global team of employees and dedicated dealers work together to deliver the best products and services; making lives, businesses and communities better and stronger.

Bobcat Company is both an employer and partner of choice, and we pride ourselves in attracting, retaining and developing top-tier talent and dealers to drive our mission forward.

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