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Patent Paralegal / IP Specialist


About Metawave:


Leveraging artificial intelligence and innovative analog beamsteering and beamforming technology, Metawave is advancing automotive radar and boosting 5G coverage, economically and efficiently. Metawave is building the first beamsteering radar system capable of distinguishing between objects in difficult driving scenarios and in all-weather conditions -- making cars safer and smarter. Metawave is also delivering its state-of-the-art 5G platforms for broader coverage. TURBO active repeaters and ECHO passive relays to enable faster, more efficient 5G and fixed wireless deployments to bring high-speed connectivity to billions of users as they connect in bustling cities, busy office buildings, crowded concerts and sporting events, and under-serviced pockets all around the world. 


Job Overview:

Metawave Corporation is seeking a qualified detail-oriented, highly motivated Patent Paralegal/IP Specialist who is eager to gain hands-on, practical legal experience working for an innovative firm. You’ll get the opportunity to handle complex intellectual property issues as well as assist and interact closely with talented attorneys handling patent and trademark portfolio management. 

Full Time. Located in Carlsbad, CA

Required work authorization: United States



Five + years of substantive IP prosecution experience at a law firm or corporation including but not limited to U.S. and/or Foreign Filing policies and procedures, using and maintaining an IP docketing system, filing patent related documents throughout the stage of a patent application. Trademark experience is a plus.


  • Mange entry of deadlines into IP docketing database; Prepare and monitor daily, weekly & monthly docket reports to ensure all required communications are reviewed to meet statutory deadlines;

  • Review incoming correspondence from USPTO,WIPO, RO/US and/or foreign associates regarding current status of patent applications – and ensure accuracy of information, including Official Filing Receipts, Publications, Notifications, Assignments, Acceptances, and Letters Patent documents;

  • File new US/PCT patent applications, national stage applications and directly filed foreign applications;

  • Prepare and file formal documents, including Oath/Declarations, Powers of Attorney, Patent Assignments, and other formal documents as required by the USPTO/RO-US/PCT;

  • Prepare and file IDSs; documents in response to Missing Parts, Invitations to Correct Defects, Payment of additional fees, and respond to other documents received from the USPTO/WIPO or the U.S. Receiving Office (RO/US);

  • Assist Legal and Business Affairs Program Manager with other projects.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of docketing procedures and hands-on experience in one or more docketing tools

  • Flexibility to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment; ability to handle multiple projects under limited supervision.

  • Meet deadlines and be a strong team player as part of a “High Performance” team.

  • Excellent organizational skills and acute attention to detail.

  • Proficient in MSFT Word/PowerPoint/Excel - working knowledge of MS office.  

  • Effective communication skills - both written and oral.

  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and structured thinking abilities.

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and analytical skills.

  • Highly motivated individual capable of working with autonomy and virtual teams.



  • Bachelor degree; Paralegal Certificate 

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