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Paralegal - Patent Prosecution

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jan 15,2020

Valid Through

Apr 29,2020

Posted on

Dec 07,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Palo Alto, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
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Paralegal - Patent Prosecution
The candidate will assist throughout the firm with coordinating and supporting all phases of patent prosecution matters. Draft original correspondence and materials for communication under attorney’s signature. Within the ethical boundaries of a paralegal position, draft original correspondence to various parties and clients for signature. Draft transmittal documentation, preliminary amendments, response to missing parts, formal papers for new patent applications, Information Disclosure Statements, and submissions of issue fee payments and formal drawings, with United States Patent and Trademark Office. Communicate with clients, government agencies/officials, foreign agents, consultants and various other parties on a regular basis to collect and assemble information. Communicate findings to attorney. Maintain and update file prosecution checklists. Prepare and maintain status reports and prior-art lists and charts. Record remarks in docket system to indicate states of docketed items. Assist with transfers in and out of client’s files for the Patent Group. Review chain of title to confirm assignment of patent application to client; prepare Revocation and Substitute Power of Attorney documents; file same with USPTO; prepare electronic file history; travel to other Firm offices as necessary.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree. 5 years of patent experience working as a patent prosecution secretary or paralegal in a law firm or in-house legal department, or equivalent is a essential. Must have a Paralegal certificate or Attorney Attestation. Should strongly possess extensive experience and understanding of all aspects of prosecution case support including preparing and filing patent applications and various prosecution documents via the electronic filing system (EFS-Web), document and data preservation, collection, processing, review, and document/information management systems and databases. Must have knowledge of Patent Prosecution process and procedures in U.S as well as Patent Office EFS-Web electronic filing system. Knowledge of international procedures and requirements is a strong plus. Should have basic computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat, and Outlook. Superb organizational, analytical and communications skills are crucial.

Additional info

Job ID: S20191204.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Perkins Coie LLP
3150 Porter Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212


"Great Work Environment "

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

I would like to see our current management team revised with possibly some new replacements to be available to take care of issues that arise in the office.

Pros : The work environment is excellent as everyone is very helpful and experienced. The benefits are awesome as well and everyone really cares about their clients.
Cons : I have found the firm to be somewhat slow in terms of how quickly they resolve issues that are occurring around the office. I have found this to be mostly related to our current management team though.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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