Mattel Associate Paralegal - Patents in United States


At Mattel, our vision isInspiring the Wonder of Childhood. We strive to achieve this vision primarily through our creative and enthusiastic employees whoDARE to be innovative, andTHRIVE in a friendly and fast-paced environment. Mattel is committed to developing employees and supporting their career goals, helping themGROW with a host of meaningful experiences and learning opportunities. And by promoting a culture ofBALANCE that emphasizes working passionately and taking time to play often, we are proud of how our employeesLEAD by example in all that they do!

Job Description

The Associate Paralegal will support the Patent and Trademark Groups in the IP Section of the Law Department at Mattel by handling IP matters relating to the Mattel family of companies. This position will report to the Vice President of IP in the IP Section and will support attorneys in multiple Mattel offices.

Your impact:

  • Effectively utilize the various tools in the day-to-day handling and management of Mattel’s IP matters

  • Tools include a document management system, an electronic matter management system, and a database that is used to maintain, track, and docket information about the Mattel IP portfolio and search matters.

  • This position is responsible for handling communications and instructions related to maintenance and annuity fees for the Mattel patent portfolio.

  • Additional responsibilities of this position include

  • supporting Mattel’s in-house counsel with patent search, patent filing, and patent prosecution matters, maintaining US and foreign patents and applications
  • maintaining relevant physical and electronic files for the Patent Group.

  • This position may be involved with certain aspects of the Mattel trademark practice as well.

Experience, Education & Skills

You have:

  • Structured thinking
  • Outstanding analytical capabilities
  • Strong interpersonal qualities
  • Clear and transparent communication skills Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or paralegal certificate

  • 1 to 2 years of paralegal or related administrative legal experience
  • Exposure to patent matters a preferred
  • Experience with a document management system a plus

About Us

ABOUT US Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends®, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us at, or

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Posting Title: Associate Paralegal - Patents

Requisition Number: 172293

Location: Mattel-El Segundo

Zip Code: 90245

Job Category: Legal