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IP Patent Paralegal

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000037804


Western Digital®


We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible.





  • Process invention disclosure forms

  • Manage patent disclosures in an online management system (Foundation IP)

  • Communicate with inventors regarding invention disclosures and invention submission process steps

  • Prepare for, and facilitate, conducting Invention Disclosure Review meetings

  • Assist Engineers in navigating the IP development process

  • Assist in other miscellaneous legal paralegal tasks




  • Proficient with MS office software, and IP management software tools

  • Service Oriented

  • Careful attention to detail, willing to review, revise, and cross-check to ensure accuracy of information

  • Well organized

  • Strong communication skills

  • Efficient use of time 




  • Knowledge of Foundation IP, MS office suite.

  • Quickly able to adapt to change and learn new systems or processes

  • Familiar with the intricacies of the IP asset procurement process.

  • Proactive in offloading the IP attorney that they support such that the Attorney spends more time on higher value IP development tasks.

  • This person should do their work efficiently with few or no errors.

  • This person should identify creative ways to improve the IP capture and processing process.

  • This person will be dependable, competent, trustworthy, self-motivated, and efficient.

  • We need this person to pay attention to details so that mistakes are a) non-existent, b) minimal, or c) not repeated.

  • 5+ years in house patent prosecution experience.  Additional experience at a law firm experience is a plus. 




Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.


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