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ProfileThe San Francisco office of this mid-size firm is engaged primarily in litigation and general business, although the firm boasts a solid regulatory and administrative law practice and a respectable labor/employment practice. The firm has a strong pro bono commitment; associates receive full billable hour credit for approved pro bono work and, overall, pro bono comprises 3-5% of all work. The billable hour target is 1850 and salaries are approximately 20% below market. Patent Paralegal The candidate will participate as a team member in IP Group, and provides paralegal support to attorneys. Will report to the Paralegal Manager. Assist with file transfers and work with the various functional departments to close out transfers in accordance with firm procedures. Prepare a variety of routine correspondence such as reports, memos, client letters, status reports, reminders and administrative documents as required. Bachelor s degree is required. 3+ years of patent prosecution and paralegal experience is required. Law firm experience is a plus Strong working knowledge of international and foreign filing patent processes is essential. Working knowledge of the USPTO's website, in particular, use of Private PAIR and EFS, and ability to research the various patent rules and regulations is essential. Working knowledge of popular Windows-based software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; document management systems (e.g., NetDocs, Hummingbird, iManage, PC Docs, etc.) is essential. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills is essential. Must have experience with filing international and foreign patent applications worldwide, preparing and reviewing correspondence to and from foreign associates and clients regarding new applications, formal requirements, filing details, etc.; experience with preparing Assignments, Powers of Attorney and other formal documents, as needed; preparing letters to clients regarding upcoming due dates, notices, patent documents, etc.
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