Becoming a patent paralegal

As a patent paralegal, you—like a patent attorney—are partially responsible for the path a new technology takes and how it can best be protected. With your work, you help to ensure that companies remain innovative and competitive. The training at COHAUSZ & FLORACK makes you fit for all activities in the field of intellectual property rights—and in most cases is the starting point for a long-term cooperation.



Tasks of a patent paralegal

There are lots of legal services relating to intellectual property rights. And as a patent paralegal, you are responsible for them – making you a valuable support for patent attorneys. In addition, you also deal with organisational and commercial tasks. Your activities in particular:

Preparation of applications

You prepare the respective applications for patent, trademark or utility model applications. You support the patent attorneys when submitting the applications (also online) as well as with the associated fee calculations and payments. 

Monitoring fees

You calculate the cost and fees for various intellectual property rights and see that payments are made in timely fashion.


You keep an eye on everything and organize and coordinate appointments with clients, courts and authorities.

Deadline monitoring

The observance of deadlines set by courts and authorities is also one of your responsibilities.


You carry out all correspondence in the form of letters, emails, and other texts on the PC—independently, according to dictation, in German or English.

Managing files

You take care of the formalities: setting-up and managing files, filling out applications, and requesting missing documents.

Administrative tasks

You contribute towards maintaining, defending, and transferring intellectual property rights. You also assume important tasks when it comes to annulment, cancellation or infringement proceedings. Your basic knowledge of intellectual property rights helps you to do so.

Training as a patent paralegal at COHAUSZ & FLORACK

At COHAUSZ & FLORACK you will be given hands-on training in which you get to know several secretariats and departments. In addition to attending the vocational school, you will participate in internal classes with professional secretaries, English lessons, and internal exam preparation. You will be given half a working day per week to prepare yourself independently or together with other trainees. Further advantages of our training: various social benefits, a job ticket, and of course a reasonable remuneration.


Do you have any questions, wishes or suggestions? We are looking forward to your inquiry and are at any time at your entire disposal.

General and official contact

Do you have any questions, wishes or suggestions? We are looking forward to your inquiry and are at your disposal at any time.

Patent- und Rechtsanwälte
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 90490-0
Fax: +49 211 90490-49

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Munich Office

Maximilianstraße 13
D-80539 München
Phone: +49 89 20300-6320
Fax: +49 89 20300-6322

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Press contact

If you have more questions about our law firm or need any further documentations or want to subscribe to our press mailing list, please contact our marketing manager Christiane Hering.

Christiane Hering
Marketing Manager

Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 90490-266

Applicant contact

Do you have any questions regarding your application or a job vacancy? Please contact our Personnel Officer Andrea Funk.

Andrea Funk
Personnel Officer

Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Telefon: +49 211 90490-0
Telefax: +49 211 90490-49