Patent Coordinator I

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
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Company Overview

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Position Overview

We have an exciting opportunity in our Irvine office to support Canon, Inc. and Canon Americas in obtaining U.S. and worldwide patents.  This position is primarily responsible for handling various patent docketing tasks.


- Maintain/update patent database, including maintaining docketing information
- Assist, as required, in preparing routine legal documents
- Provide legal administrative support, as required, for all prosecution issues, including working with Patent Attorney/Agent to file formal papers in a timely manner
- Provide legal administrative support, as required, for all intermediate prosecution issues,  working with the Patent Attorney/Agent to file formal responses in timely manner as needed
- Provide other administrative support to the division as required, including but not limited to, handling purchasing requests, invoice support, and creating advanced word and excel documents models/files.


Position requires a High School diploma or GED plus 0-1 year of related experience.
Intermediate MS Office skills preferred.
Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Basic MS Office skills (Word, Excel) and Adobe Acrobat.
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