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IP Paralegal The candidate researches and compiles information pertaining to national and international intellectual property rights including searches of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) records, foreign patent and trademark records, industry databases and general legal research. Maintains patent and trademark docketing systems of due dates for all actions associated with international patent and trademark filings including foreign filing deadlines, national phase deadlines, office actions and responses, patent annuities and maintenance fees, renewals, oppositions, and Section 8 and 15 affidavits. Prepares status summary reports for attorneys and clients. Coordinates international filings with foreign law offices and/or other foreign entities. Corresponds with clients regarding domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution. Upon allowance of U.S. patent and trademark applications, reviews file and verifies that all required documents have been filed and accurately entered by the Patent and Trademark Office. Reviews and takes action on correspondence received from foreign counsel. Prepares and files Information Disclosure Statements with the USPTO. Prepares and files PCT applications, and U.S. national phase with the USPTO. Assists with U.S. formality filings as directed. Prepares cost estimates to enter the national phase in various countries, if requested by client. Coordinates the filing of all international patent applications with foreign counsel. Reviews, reports, responds to and tracks progress of all international patent prosecution actions as appropriate. Prepares and files statements of use, affidavits of use, renewal applications and Madrid Protocol applications with the USPTO. Coordinates the filing of all international trademark applications with foreign counsel. Reviews, reports, responds to and tracks progress of all international trademark prosecution as appropriate. Must have Bachelor's degree or Paralegal certificate and strong patent and/or trademark paralegal experience.
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