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Patent Paralegal The candidate will prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Will prepare disclosures of information for submission with foreign patent offices and coordinate with foreign associates regarding same. 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. Effectively organize references in connection with patent portfolios into prior art databases and routinely maintain these databases. Compile, populate and maintain electronic archive of prior art. Correspond with clients and work with Firmâ€™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 regarding same. 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. Coordinate with department supervisor to aid with development and documentation of processes and procedures. Assist with training of junior paralegals by serving as a resource on procedures, patent office rules, and assisting with work-product review as needed. Assist with additional patent prosecution related projects. Meet the departmentâ€™s expectation for billable hours and adhere to best practice for daily time entry. Work with team to collaborate on large projects. BS/BA or equivalent experience is required Should have 3-5 years of experience working in patent prosecution. Must possess exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Must be a strong critical thinker with demonstrated ability to work independently and to proactively and effectively solve problems. Should be a strong team contributor. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Word and Outlook required. Knowledge of CPI and/or IPDAS is also desirable.
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