Paralegal (patent And Trademark Prosecution)

Full-time 6 views
Company Akerman LLP Location Houston, TX, United States

Law Firm

Legal Staff

Min 5 yrs required


Jun 08, 2022

Sep 21, 2022

May 11, 2022


Paralegal (Patent and Trademark Prosecution)
The candidate will manage a full docket of patent and trademark-related deadlines, send timely reminders to clients and attorneys, and ensure that deadlines are handled and collect information and instructions. Prepare and file U.S. and Madrid trademark applications, declarations, renewals, extensions of time, and other USPTO filings. Prepare and file U.S. provisional, non-provisional, convention and design patent application documents and PCT and Hague applications, along with related application data sheets, declarations, and other documents. Prepare and file information disclosure statements, including obtaining copies of foreign references and machine translations. Assist with preparation and filing of responses to patent and trademark office actions. Conduct in-house trademark screening searches on the TESS, SAEGIS, Corsearch, and WIPO Global Brand Database. Record documents such as assignments, name changes, and lien releases with the USPTO and comprehend chain of title issues and ability to prefect same. File documents with the TTAB and prepare non-substantive procedural filings. Instruct and supervise patent and trademark prosecution and trademark enforcement matters handled by foreign law firms and coordinate the preparation, execution, notarization, legalization, and apostille of documents filed with foreign patent and trademark offices. Create customized patent and trademark records reports for clients. Support patent and trademark due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Should preferably have 5+ years of experience as a patent and/or trademark (preferably both) prosecution paralegal at a law firm directly handling large patent or trademark portfolio prosecution.

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Requisition Number: PARAL002509

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Akerman LLP
1300 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77056

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