IP Paralegal


Remote job description

Play a critical role tending and growing Discord's Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio. As an IP Paralegal, you'll be a key member of our growing Legal team. Reporting to our Senior Director of Litigation & IP, you'll develop and help manage the day-to-day of Discord's invention harvesting and patent application program. You'll also help maintain Discord's trademark and copyright portfolios, as well as pinch-hit on data gathering for litigation and regulatory matters from time to time.

What you'll be doing

  • Develop and facilitate the invention disclosure process
  • Liaise between outside counsel and business to translate requests and gather data
  • Maintain dockets and track deadlines
  • Assist with drafting and submitting routine updates
  • Track and pay fees
  • Coordinate rewards and recognition for inventors

What you should have

  • A cover letter (This is mandatory!)
  • 4+ years of IP paralegal experience, gained through either a law firm serving technology companies or in-house work
  • Has excelled in roles emphasizing project management, prioritizing, scaling, and consistently achieving results
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams including engineers, marketing, lawyers, and analysts
  • Knowledge of IP management systems
  • Familiarity with USPTO procedures
  • Attitude of open-mindedness, collaboration, flexibility, and always questioning your assumptions
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging

Bonus Points

  • You are familiar with Discord and Google Workspace
  • Experience with foreign IP filing basics (e.g. PCT, EPO, EUIPO, etc.)
  • Experience at consumer-facing technology platforms

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)
  • Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends
  • 19+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO, use-what-you-need sick days and volunteer time off
  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)
  • Generous stipends for headphones, your remote work setup, and lunch on a daily basis (while we're all remote)
  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)
  • A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups
  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests - from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

In a world of polarization, social curation, and loneliness, Discord is working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider. We believe in the value of genuine human connection, which can so easily be lost online. So we're building a space where everyone can find belonging from the inside out. If this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!

Company name: Discord
Remote job title: IP Paralegal

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