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Patent Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

Menlo Park, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 15,2018

Posted on

Apr 13,2018
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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Patent Paralegal The candidate will be part of Intellectual Property department and will provide paralegal support to a team of attorneys and support staff, assuming ownership for all aspects of file management to ensure a high level of service to both internal and external clients. Assist with all aspects of foreign patent prosecution and some U.S. including applications, responses, transmittal documents, etc.; collaborate with attorneys and paralegals as needed. Assist in filing of PCT, national phase, and foreign regional patent applications and responses (including preparation and review of necessary filing documents). Drafting correspondence to clients and foreign associates regarding deadlines and status of applications. Prepare shell prosecution documents. Review and manage files and docket for deadlines, understand docket deadlines and action needed on each file. Electronic filing with USPTO and WIPO. Overall support for all aspects of portfolio management. Maintain accurate daily time records for client billing purposes. Provide back-up support to team and project assistance as needed. Other tasks as assigned including billing portions of time.

Qualification and Experience

A Four year degree or equivalent law firm experience; Paralegal certificate from ABA approved program is preferred. Should have 5+ years’ intellectual property experience as a patent prosecution paralegal, legal secretary or comparable position working in a law firm or in house legal environment. Familiarity with iManage and FoundationIP a plus. Should have 4+ years’ intellectual property experience working in a law firm or in-house legal environment; experience with USPTO electronic filing procedures. Must have high level of proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office Suite applications, (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of U.S., PCT and foreign patent rules and procedure; knowledge of national laws of other countries is needed. Should understand lifecycle of patent applications from pre-filing stages, to prosecution, onto issuance. Must have excellent client service skills; ability to work in fast-paced environment; ability to perform well under pressure; excellent organizational skills; ability to work independently; possess effective written and oral communication skills; able to meet deadlines.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
1080 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Review:

"Great talent here"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Overall premise of the place is great, some finer tuning of things could help out quite a bit, as far as team creation and management involved.

Pros : Great place with great talent. Always liked working here and the talent has always been top notch. Love the management and the HR teamwork here.
Cons : Hours are sometimes different then what is best for the clients, and sometimes certain groupings of people just doesn't work out with me.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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