Patent Prosecution Paralegal
Candidate will: Support multiple attorneys and assist in docket management activities. Routinely perform docket status checks, coordinate communications and transmittal related to applications, and manage interview requests. Must have a college degree and 2+ years of experience, or 5+ years of experience with domestic and basic foreign patent prosecution. Must have knowledge of USPTO rules and procedures. A basic understanding of foreign patent prosecution procedures is desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite - including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint is required. Working knowledge of preparing and electronically filing various forms and documents with the USPTO; filing and managing non-provisional, provisional, divisional, continuation/continuation in part applications, and national phase applications; reporting to attorneys and clients. Must be experienced with researching PAIR and similar foreign databases. Should have experience preparing Information Disclosure Statements; coordinating execution of assignments, power of attorney documents, declarations; handling missing parts responses, petitions, notice of appeal, issue documents, and corrected documents. Working knowledge of some patent docketing system is a plus.