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Intellectual Property Foreign Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Seattle, WA

Posted on

Nov 15,2017
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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Intellectual Property Foreign Paralegal The candidate will file foreign patent applications, assist attorney with prosecution, and maintain foreign patents. Will draft original correspondence, within the ethical boundaries of a paralegal position, to foreign associates and clients. Maintain foreign patent files and docket. High level of oral and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of firm personnel and clients is required. Oversee assistant and other staff as needed to maintain accuracy of data and increase efficiency in producing high quality work product. Maintain current docket for assigned cases and work with attorneys to ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner. Provide assistance and support of coworkers in the department to ensure that consistent, thorough support is given to attorneys. Update office databases to ensure accurate information is maintained. Maintain confidentiality.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 5+ years of intellectual property experience with foreign patent matters. Trademark experience a plus. Solid understanding acquired through experience of foreign patent lifecycles in multiple countries and regions, and the ability to work independently, efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision; PCT experience required. Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Products needed. Must have strong spelling, punctuation, grammar, and proofreading skills. Experience e-filing is essential.

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Review:

"Lots of Conflict in Leadership"

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Leadership needs to get together and come up with a strategy, quick. Employees do not like getting mixed signals, so improving communication is going to be paramount.

Pros : The work here is interesting and there is a lot of it. Associates have no trouble staying busy, and there are plenty of billable hours to go around.
Cons : The leadership team seems to constantly be in conflict with one another. They can't seem to agree on a cohesive direction to take the firm in, and morale is suffering due to their inability to present a united front to employees.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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