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Paralegal - Patent Prosecution

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


San Diego, CA

Date Last Verified

Feb 23,2018

Posted on

Jan 26,2018
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
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Paralegal - Patent Prosecution Duties: Work primarily on specific patent prosecution cases/transactions, or to support attorneys whose practice involves specific areas of law. Preparing documents for filing at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, including information disclosure statements, sequence listings (using PatentIn software) and formal drawings; responsible for quality review and uploading of all submissions with the USPTO; creating and updating status reports of clients’ IP portfolios; obtaining copies of U.S. and foreign patents and patent publications; preparing documents, including powers of attorney, assignments and required declarations; drafting of various Requests/Communications to the USPTO for attorney review; proofing filing receipts and bibliographic data and checking on incorporation of preliminary amendments in publications.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Four year college degree. Paralegal certificate or equivalent. 4+ years patent prosecution experience in a legal or corporate environment. Ability to work under pressure with or without direct supervision and ability to multitask. Flexibility to work over time.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Jones Day.
12265 El Camino Real
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130


"Typical ""Big Law"" Experience, Mostly"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

I'm aware the size of the firm means it has to operate in a certain way, but people should be treated more like individuals and less like cogs in a machine. People have to have time to recharge and have to be motivated by the realistic chance of promotion, and they also like to see their ideas for change put into motion.

Pros : Most staff and many attorneys are pleasant to work with. Job security is not much of a concern, nor is staying busy. Some perks are pretty good.
Cons : Few people are concerned with helping their subordinates maintain an appropriate work-life balance. Advancement can be difficult. Things are kind of slow to change in general.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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