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Intellectual Property Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 12,2018

Posted on

Apr 03,2018
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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Intellectual Property Paralegal Duties: Assist with all aspects of U.S. and foreign patent prosecution including applications, responses, transmittal documents, etc.; collaborate with attorneys and paralegals as needed. Assist in filing of PCT, national phase, and foreign regional patent applications and responses (including preparation and review of necessary filing documents). Drafting correspondence to clients and foreign associates regarding deadlines and status of applications. Prepare shell prosecution documents. Review and manage files and docket for deadlines, understand docket deadlines and action needed on each file. Electronic filing with USPTO and WIPO. Overall support for all aspects of portfolio management. Maintain accurate daily time records for client billing purposes. Provide back-up support to team and project assistance.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 2+ years’ intellectual property experience working in a law firm or in-house legal environment; experience with USPTO electronic filing procedures. High level of proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office Suite applications, (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of U.S., PCT and foreign patent rules and procedure; knowledge of national laws of other countries. Understand lifecycle of patent applications from pre-filing stages, to prosecution, onto issuance. Excellent client service skills; ability to work in fast-paced environment; ability to perform well under pressure; excellent organizational skills; ability to work independently; possess effective written and oral communication skills; able to meet deadlines. Maintain confidentiality of client information. Detail oriented; accuracy in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Maintain professional demeanor in stressful situations. Ability to work productively with firm personnel at all levels and with minimal supervision. Must be flexible with work hours and overtime as needed. Dependability in attendance and punctuality. Cooperative, enthusiastic, team player. PREFERRED: Four year degree or equivalent law firm experience; Paralegal certificate from ABA approved program. 5+ years’ intellectual property experience as a patent prosecution paralegal, legal secretary or comparable position working in a law firm or in house legal environment. Familiarity with iManage and FoundationIP a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Eighth Floor
Two Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

Review:

"Great talent here"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Overall premise of the place is great, some finer tuning of things could help out quite a bit, as far as team creation and management involved.

Pros : Great place with great talent. Always liked working here and the talent has always been top notch. Love the management and the HR teamwork here.
Cons : Hours are sometimes different then what is best for the clients, and sometimes certain groupings of people just doesn't work out with me.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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