Paralegal -IP
GE Corporate - San Ramon, CA

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

This is an exciting time to be part of the GE. We are taking on the world’s biggest energy challenges through innovative software solutions. This is an opportunity to make a real impact.

Essential Responsibilities
In this role, you will:
  • File copyright registrations to secure copyright protection for software being developed at the Global Software Center of Excellence
  • Help to manage and monitor patent filings
  • Review selected software licenses (with attorney oversight) prior to use of open source software in a corporate environment, including review for suitability of such open-source-licensed for development of products and inclusion in products
  • Prepare (with attorney oversight) and managing receipt of appropriate nondisclosure agreements with potential vendors and partners
  • Establish appropriate protection for software development and other proprietary information via non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Assist in negotiating such agreements with attorney oversight
  • Review data movement reports to identify possible leakage of proprietary information
  • Complete copyright filings with attorney oversight

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science , Political Science or Sociology, or Liberal Studies or Psychology (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 9 years of experience working in legal field)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Paralegal
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a paralegal in the IP group of a law firm or corporate environment Eligibility Requirments:
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
  • Ability and willingness to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Good organizational skills
  • Familiarity with software licensing, especially the use of open source licenses
  • Knowledge of the software development cycle
  • Knowledge of intellectual property protections
  • Ability to effectively communicate and manage responsibilities with clients who are remotely located Explore the world from San Ramon, CA – click on the “Apply to job” button below. GRCSoftwareCA

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