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Ip Specialist in Raleigh, NC

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Law Firm Non Legal Department

Date Last Verified

Apr 21, 2021

Posted on

Apr 07, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Raleigh, NC, United States
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IP Specialist
The candidate will participate as part of a devoted team of patent specialists, paralegals, docketers and attorneys. Will have comprehensive knowledge of both domestic and foreign intellectual property processes and policies (specifically:utility patents, design patents, and trademarks). Comprehensive knowledge of the different types of IP databases (ePCT, USPTO, Espacenet, WIPO, etc). Communicate with clients and foreign agents regularly. Draft shell amendments for Attorney use to respond to domestic and foreign actions. Tracking and managing IP dockets and deadline via Pattsy. Ability to generate and manage client portfolios. Able to distribute and track work that is assigned to paralegals and other associates. Must have exceptional typing skills; ability to draft and/or edit documents accurately and efficiently. Open and maintain patent files to capture complete prosecution history.The files should include: applications as filed, responses to actions as filed, notices issued by the PTO, correspondence with client and/or foreign agents, etc. Responsible for generating and filing Information Disclosure Statements (IDSs).Need strong research skills in order to obtain necessary non-patent literature documents and foreign publications for submission with the IDSs. Review issued patents and registered trademarks for errors, determine expiration date of patents and trademarks, and prepare certificate of correction, if necessary. Responsible for drafting reporting letters for attorney review and circulating to clients after approval. Able to effectively communicate with their assigned attorneys, set priorities, meet deadlines and manage multiple patent-related projects. Must be proficient in LegalKey, CompliGuard Flow, Carpe Diem, Document Management system, and Microsoft programs (Word, Visio, Excel and Outlook) or is a fast learner. Annually complete eight hours of continued technical education through the training department. Responsible for scheduling and coordinating travel arrangements (Attorney travel). Responsible for overseeing invoice payments/expenses/reimbursements (Chrome River). Responsible for preparing engagement letters. Coordinate tracking of CLE for attorneys. Should have 2+ years of related experience.

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