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Patent Prosecution Paralegal The candidate: Provides high-level paraprofessional legal support to in-house attorneys and external co-counsel retained to represent Corporation. Works under attorney supervision but with a high degree of independence to provide paralegal and administrative support of a responsible and confidential nature and helps ensure the smooth functioning of legal matters and projects. Works cooperatively with staff to ensure appropriate document management, protection, retention, and disposition in accordance with applicable policies and procedures. Further develops and maintains firm's records and database files, including scanning and coding documents into databases. Conducts computerized searches for information. Remains current on processes and procedures in applicable court and administrative forums. Ability to prioritize and adjust to changing priorities, problems, and deadlines.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be High school graduate, that meets state-mandated educational, training or work experience requirements. Must have 3+ years of direct experience working in a patent prosecution environment within a law firm or in-house. Should have experience with USPTO rules and procedures, patent docketing and supporting attorneys. Paralegal degree preferred. Should have experience with IP Management software (i.e. Thompson Rueters IP Manager). Requires reviewing and acting upon materials received from USPTO, preparing draft materials responsive to USPTO for attorney review and/or completion, maintaining attorney dockets, maintaining patent database (database entry, errors checks), and maintaining hardcopy files. The successful applicant will act as primary support for one or more patent prosecution attorneys, including preparing materials for attorneys' signature (missing parts, certificates of correction, engagement letters, etc.), calculating filing fees, conducting database searches for attorneys (reference prior art, private PAIR, etc.), filing materials in USPTO in accordance with federal rules, maintaining USPTO deposit account, and coordinate payment of patent maintenance fees.
Job ID: 660092
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