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Biotech Patent Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 31, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 13, 2020

Posted on

May 13, 2019


Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biochemistry
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biology
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Biotech Patent Paralegal
Duties: Search biotech literature . Analyze and prepare DNA and amino acid sequence listings. Convert, prepare and proofread formal drawings and descriptions of scientific data for patent applications. Prepare case charts and docket reports. Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Prepare disclosures of information for submission with foreign patent offices and coordinate with foreign associates. Effectively organize references in connection with patent portfolios into prior art databases and routinely maintain these databases and maintain electronic archive of prior art. Correspond with clients and work with firm’s library department to collect materials needed in connection with duty of disclosure. Manage attorney and client dockets relating to the duty of disclosure in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions and meet regularly with attorneys. Develop and maintain knowledge of patent office rules and procedures in connection with U.S. and foreign duty of disclosure and other areas of patent prosecution. Review office actions from U.S. and foreign patent offices for cited references. Review patent files for prior art before payment of issue fee and upon intake into the firm. Perform additional patent prosecution related projects as requested.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology or biochemistry. Must possess exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Must be able to communicate in a professional, tactful and confident manner. Must be able to prioritize work and meet deadlines. Must be a strong critical thinker with demonstrated ability to work independently and to proactively and effectively solve problems. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Word and Outlook. Prior experience conducting literature and/or patent database searches is a plus. Knowledge of CPI and/or IPDAS is a plus. Knowledge of Dialog, STN, GenomeQuest, and/or PatBase a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210-2206


"A Law Firm Helping Others"

Current Employee - Reviewed on September 09, 2017

This firm needs to offer better advancements for their employees as well as payment for their hard work. A good work environment helps, but employees want to be paid their worth.

Pros : This law firm works hard to create a good work environment. Management works to give employees an open and honest relationship and takes criticism well. Employees are always encouraged to speak up during meetings and give suggestions as to how the firm can improve.
Cons : The pay for this firm isn't awful but isn't great either. The offered salaries are a bit low compared to other firms and don't offer much room to grow in the long run.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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