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Paralegal

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In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Aug 12,2017

Posted on

Jun 26,2017
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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Paralegal The candidate will organize and file new U.S. Provisional, Utility, Design, Continuation, CIP, and Divisional Patent cases. Will coordinate with foreign counsel to ensure the filing of foreign corollaries of US origin patent cases. Review, Analyze, and Docket incoming correspondence. Prepare and update records in IP manager. Manage all U.S. filed case publication references through coordination with foreign counsel and SRAM partners. Manage case databases and system for U.S. origin cases including the identification and resolution of data discrepancies related to case particulars or database anomalies. Manage U.S. origin portfolio including organization of keep/kill decisions through appropriate reporting and communications to SRAM partners, as well as coordinating and executing required payments, and verifying appropriate actions have been taken. Manage U.S. origin legal financials, including invoice processing, case based cost reporting, and managing outside counsel cost and quality reporting. Associates Degree is required, Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. 2+ years intellectual property experience is preferred including significant patent experience. Skills required include strong reading comprehension, excellent oral and written communication skills, good research and organizational skills. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, etc.), Adobe Acrobat, database programs, legal software tools such as docketing systems is essential. Proficiency in USPTO EFS and PAIR systems is essential. Experience in online IP search systems, such as Google Patents, Thomson Innovation, Espacenet, etc is required.

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