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Paralegal- Intellectual Property (IP)- Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Inc.



Job ID:  476615

CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group, employing over 85,000 people at more than 3,600 locations in 32 countries.  Imagine a company capable of providing the modern building materials needed to build our homes, schools, communities, even the bridges and highways to get you there. We are CRH Americas, North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and the second largest globally. 


Position Overview


CRH Americas, Inc. is seeking an Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal to join its collaborative legal department. In this hands-on role, you will report to a Deputy General Counsel of CRH Americas, Inc. and work closely with the IP Team to assist the operating companies with a wide variety of IP matters, such as inventions, creative works, product names, and other proprietary assets.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Performing, analyzing, and reporting on patent and trademark clearance reviews and patentability searches.
  • Assessing and reporting of IP infringement risks.
  • Preparing and filing trademark applications, renewals, and other trademark documents.
  • Managing patent maintenance fee and annuity process.
  • Configuring, maintaining, and providing training on the Anaqua intellectual property management system.
  • Drafting and reviewing various IP agreements, including nondisclosure and licensing agreements.
  • Assisting transactions teams with IP due diligence and integration.
  • Coordinating with IP counsel to secure timely execution and filing of various IP documents.
  • Coordinating with IP litigation counsel on enforcement and defensive matters, including discovery.
  • Assisting attorneys in providing legal advice in IP matters, including performing IP-related legal research.
  • Keeping informed of current IP laws, regulations, and proposals.
  • Preparing regular status reports regarding IP claims, training, and initiatives.
  • Providing IP training to the operating companies, including the use of IP software programs.
  • Maintain professional demeanor at all times while representing the Company.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.
  • Performing various other legal and administrative tasks as assigned from time to time.






  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
  • Paralegal Certificate preferred, but not mandatory. Will consider equivalent work experience
  • Familiarity with IP management applications (e.g., Anaqua) and patent research tools (e.g., PatSnap).
  • Proficient understanding of business sensitivities and confidentiality.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Must be proficient in software tools, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and the Internet.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with detail orientation.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Personal accountability for work and work product.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to make decisions, inspire client confidence in work product, and be accountable for work product.
  • Must provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Develop professional relationships and build rapport with others.
  • Overall good work ethic and willingness to adapt to change.
  • Resilience and a sense of humor.


Work Requirements


  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to the safety requirements and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • The home office is an open office environment where the noise level is usually quiet.
  • The noise level and conditions at facilities and projects is similar to that of other heavy industries.
  • The position will require work outside of normal business hours.
  • Opportunity to work remotely for a portion of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta