Patent Paralegal

Remote | Full-time

We analyze complex and novel legal issues for Plaid to enable innovation.

At Plaid, our mission is to unlock financial freedom for everyone.  There has never been a better time than now to start building the future of fintech with us. Plaid powers the tools millions of people rely on to live a healthier financial life. We work with thousands of companies like Venmo, SoFi, and Betterment, several of the Fortune 500, and many of the largest banks to make it easy for people to connect their financial accounts to the apps and services they want to use. Plaid’s network covers 12,000 financial institutions across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., London and Amsterdam. #LI-Remote

Plaid’s Legal Team works at the intersection of technology, law and financial services. Our work helps Plaid build delightful and innovative products, make better decisions, understand and manage risks, and creatively navigate challenges, both external and internal. 

We’re looking for a Patent Paralegal to join our Legal Team! In this role, you’ll work closely with our IP counsel and vibrant community of innovators to help build and run Plaid’s Innovation Program. You’ll operate not only as a patent paralegal, but also as a trusted partner for our IP counsel and business and have the opportunity to shape our innovation culture. The ideal candidate will be a highly collaborative, inquisitive, and solutions-oriented paralegal with a strong baseline of patent paralegal experience along with experience within a corporate IP department. Experience with patent data and business reporting and the administration of IP awards is helpful, but not required, for you to be successful in this role.  

If you’re interested in a forward-thinking role within an ambitious and dynamic company, let’s chat!

What Excites You:

  • The opportunity to shape and build, in close collaboration with our IP counsel and business partners, an IP program that includes patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and open source.
  • Helping to develop and administer outreach, education, and awards programs for a vibrant community of inventors across the company.
  • Working with our partners in the business to design data and reporting products that reflect their IP accomplishments.
  • Management of our team of outside counsel partners, which includes ensuring compliance with guidelines and periodic reviews.
  • Design, implementation, and administration of our IP management system, including patent matter management and training for our innovator community and outside counsel.
  • Constant learning, moving fast, and having fun at the same time.

What Excites Us:

  • You have a paralegal certificate from an ABA certified program with 8+ years of relevant experience at a top law firm, in-house legal team, and/or government agency, with a focus on patent prosecution.
  • You have a deep understanding of in-house patent prosecution management, both domestic and foreign.
  • You have in-house experience working with teams of outside counsel and an innovator community.
  • You have experience with industry standard IP management software, such as MaxVal Symphony, Anaqua, Foundation IP, or Lecorpio.
  • You’re a creative thinker who loves seeing around corners and connecting dots.
  • You’re solutions-oriented, are biased towards action and impact, and see problems as opportunities and take the initiative to make changes and improvements.
  • You’re highly collaborative and are dedicated to developing strong relationships with key business partners.
  • You’re humble with low-ego, have a strong desire to grow and learn, and have a deep commitment to your teammates.
Plaid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion or religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, military or veteran status, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Plaid is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance with your application or interviews due to a disability, please let us know at

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