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ProfileIntellectual 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.
McDermott Will & Emery
600 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017
Spend more time listening to people - there are insights you can get from people that they'll only give you if they really feel understood. Strive for more fairness and transparency in decision making.Pros : The firm uses technology quite well, which you might not expect - everything is up to date, and some jobs can be remotely performed, at least some of the time. Benefits are definitely above average.