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Paralegal - Patent Prosecution The candidate will review office actions and other communications from patent offices and reporting same to client. Will prepare office action response shells for attorney. Prepare formal documents, forward to client for signature, and file with various patent offices. Daily monitor docket and take appropriate steps to clear deadlines. Work closely with the docketing staff to ensure all dates are docketed. Communicate with USPTO personnel as needed. Handle and process foreign associate invoices.
The candidate must have Bachelor's degree and 2-5 years of experience with patent docketing and/or prosecution administration; or equivalent combination of education and experience with Intellectual Property filing and prosecution rules and regulations. Should meet requirements to be considered a paralegal in the state of California. Must be versed in all facets of patent prosecution, including U.S., PCT, non-PCT convention, and national stage filings. Should have experience in patent prosecution and with a focus on filing US and foreign patent documents in a variety of countries. Solid experience filing patent applications is required. Should have strong knowledge of Windows-based software applications, including MS Word, Excel and Outlook; document management systems, including Worksite (or iManage), docketing systems, such as CPi. Knowledge of US and foreign procedures and processes relating to patent prosecution and filing patent applications is required. Experience working in a law firm environment is needed. Knowledge and execution of US patent filings via EFS is essential. Knowledge and management of foreign patent prosecution and working with foreign agents is a must.
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