Job Details

Legal Staff Paralegal in Washington, DC

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Company name

McDermott Will & Emery

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Intellectual Property - General

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Sep 17,2018

Posted on

Jul 20,2018

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Intellectual Property Specialist The candidate will serve for the IP Prosecution, Transactions and Strategy Practice Area. Will provide support to attorneys in rendering legal services to clients. Assist in all procedural and substantive matters regarding U.S. utility, design, 371 national stage, divisional, continuation, and provisional patent applications. Prepare new patent applications and other patent prosecution documents for filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including gathering all necessary information from clients regarding the same and monitoring and maintaining applications through issuance. Communicate with attorneys, as well as clients, local government agencies, embassies, and U.S. State Department officials regarding preparing and processing all paperwork necessary during pendency of patent applications. Communicate with clients on initial filing requests and other correspondence during the prosecution of the U.S. patent applications. Prepare reports for clients regarding pending patent applications and granted patents; oversee accuracy and necessary follow-up on daily docket entries; maintain patent portfolios with supervising attorneys.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor's Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate. Must have 6+ years of related work experience. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) essential. Knowledge of document generation software (IPDAS) needed. Knowledge of international and U.S. patent databases essential. Knowledge of docketing software (Inprotech) needed. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) essential. Strong written and verbal communication skills essential. Strong organizational skills and client service skills needed.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
McDermott Will & Emery
600 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005