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Legal Clerk - Plano, TX

This is a part-time position (20 hours a week), based in our Plano, TX office.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the patent database and keep it up-to-date
  • Communicate with in-house counsel and outside associates with timely information on upcoming filing deadlines
  • Coordinate Diodes’ worldwide patent activities
  • Receive new patent disclosures from multiple entities worldwide and assign docket number
  • Manage Diodes’ deposit accounts with US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Support Diodes’ counsel on patent prosecution and other legal matters, including conducting research and litigation support
  • Manage interactions with outside patent law firms such processing invoices, keeping track of legal spending, and tracking payments for payment maintenance and annuities
  • Arrange for notarization or certification of documents
  • Provide administrative support to the Diodes’ legal team on IP issues, including trademarks and copyrights


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Patent rules and procedures of USPTO and other patent offices
  • Knowledge of EFS and PAIR; as well as FoundationIP or similar docketing software
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be proficient in in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Experience working at a global company is preferred, but not required 
  • Bilingual in Mandarin/English is preferred, but not required
  • Paralegal certificate is preferred, but not required


Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard and Poor’s SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, and analog semiconductor markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets.  

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401k with company match, company paid short term and long term disability, and standard life insurance policy. We also provide paid time off, an employee wellness program, and an onsite gym.


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