Patent Paralegal

International Law Firm seeks Patent Paralegal for busy IP Group - WFH Flexibility - Bonus - Great Culture

  • Washington, DC
  • $75,000 - $115,000
  • Managed by Jobot Pro: Kevin Ross
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A bit about us:

This law firm is currently hiring an experienced, well-organized Patent Prosecution Paralegal to support the Intellectual Property group in any of our US offices. The ideal candidate will have experience in patent prosecution and US and foreign filings.

This role works with a team of patent paralegals and secretaries to provide support for patent prosecution attorneys and agents located in throughtout the US. The paralegal will work regularly with other Departments such as Word Processing, Information Technology, Mailroom and Duplicating.

Why join us?

Medical
Dental
Vision
401K
PTO
Bonus
WFH Flexibility

Job Details

Responsibilities:

Prepares supporting documents for attorneys including, but not limited to, the following:
US and PCT application filing papers
US formal documents, including Declarations, Assignments, and Powers of Attorney
US prosecution papers, including Information Disclosure Statements, SB08’s, Responses to Missing Parts, Responses to Office Actions, Petitions, Issue Fee papers, and other USPTO forms
Routine foreign prosecution documents such as PCT and direct national patent application filing papers, Authorization of Agents, Priority Documents, Assignments, and all other foreign formalities forms
Reporting, reminder and instruction correspondence to clients
Instruction correspondence to foreign associates
Patent Status Charts
Contacts USPTO, WIPO and foreign associates regarding status of applications.
Works with Docketing Paralegal and attorneys and agents on managing the dockets and advising of deadlines; prepares and distributes docket or other status reports as directed.
Reviews and organizes patent documents and files; ensures emails and documents are properly filed in iManage according to filing protocols.
Coordinates Sequence Listings, Formal Drawings and Legalization of Documents with outside vendors.
Works with supervisor and other patent staff on forms, prosecution manual, or other processes associated with Patent Practice Management.
Performs special projects as assigned, particularly IP Due Diligence projects.
Records time for billing and statistical purposes.
Performs any and all other duties as necessary and as assigned by your supervisor for efficient functioning of the Department, Office, and Firm.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate
7+ years of US and foreign patent experience; knowledge of US and foreign countries’ deadlines
Friendly, team-oriented demeanor; ability to collaborate and support attorneys cross-office
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iManage, CPI, USPTO PAIR, EFS and EPAS
Ability to work overtime when required
Ability to learn new technical skills as they become necessary
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Job Details
Managed by Jobot Pro
Location
Washington, DC
Job Type
Permanent
Compensation
$75,000 - $115,000