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Patent Docket Clerk/Paralegal The candidate will provide docketing support in all phases of the patent prosecution process, including docketing deadlines, saving official patent documents and entering patent bibliographic data in the patent docketing database. Will also work closely with an active group of patent attorneys/agents/paralegals and interact with outside legal counsel as well as other legal groups in the Law Department. Maintain and utilize firmâ€™s electronic databases pertaining to IP-related information. Process a large daily volume of patent-related email received from the IP team and US and foreign patent counsel. Docket each individual patent deadline according to patent law or outside counsel guidance. Extract the patent data from the correspondence and enter it in firmâ€™s patent docketing database. Save the official patent documents attached in the email to the relevant docketing database record. Generate and email docket reports of upcoming patent deadlines to the IP team and ensure that no deadline is missed. Generate various portfolio reports as requested by the IP team. Develop creative solutions for docketing, data visualization and document management. Under the supervision of patent attorneys, manage additional patent administrative actions, including oppositions, Inter-Partes Reviews, etc.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a Bachelorâ€™s degree and 5+ years of US and foreign patent docketing experience in a law firm or in-house patent department. Biotech experience a plus. Paralegal certificate is a plus. Thorough knowledge of US and foreign patent prosecution, including deadlines and all forms of patent documents. Expertise in using computer databases and web-based platforms. Experience with the Anaqua IP management system. Familiarity with the Serengeti e-billing system, Sharepoint and QlikView is a plus. Demonstrated organizational skills sufficient to manage an extensive and growing IP portfolio. Exceptional communication skills, including interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution. Ability to independently oversee docketing matters and work collaboratively with other personnel at the firm. Ability to handle multiple complex docketing matters and see projects through to conclusion. Familiarity with the USPTO website and other US and foreign patent internet sites and tools. Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, iManage and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Requisition Number: 13843BR. Submit resume. No phone calls.
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