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Foreign Filing Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Boston, MA

Date Last Verified

Feb 12,2018

Posted on

Jan 05,2018
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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Foreign Filing Paralegal The candidate works closely with the attorneys, technology specialists, and staff to ensure that clients’ foreign intellectual property is protected and all foreign requirements are anticipated and satisfied. Must provide exceptional client service (internal and external) and deliver a consistently high-quality work product. Proactively manage a foreign patent prosecution docket ensuring all deadlines are met in an efficient, timely manner. Communicate appropriate information to Docketing daily and respond as soon as possible to all Docketing inquiries. Work closely with attorneys, technology specialists, and staff to prepare and file PCT, foreign, and US national phase patent applications and formal papers as needed. Prepare correspondence/documents to send to clients, foreign associates, the US Receiving Office, and international patent offices. Work directly with clients to obtain executed assignments, declarations, powers of attorney and other documents. Prepare foreign patent cost estimates. Prepare formal papers, and other miscellaneous documents as needed. Prepare client reporting letters, foreign attorney instruction letters. Learn, adhere to, and uphold firm standards and procedures. Communicate directly with clients, foreign attorneys, USPTO and International Bureau of WIPO under the direction of a patent attorney or agent. Double check work product before presenting to attorney for review, and again before sending or filing. Ensure that client-matter numbers are opened according to the IP Section’s guidelines and before work is started. Timely review and forward annuity information to the annuity paralegal and foreign attorney invoices to Finance. Maintain neat and orderly foreign patent files. Record time daily in Intapp and strive to meet billable target. Perform additional responsibilities as requested. Should possess a Bachelor’s degree. Should have 5+ years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm required. Should have solid experience and working knowledge of PCT and foreign patent rules, filing requirements, and forms. Must have experience working in PAIR and e-filing with the USPTO Receiving Office. Experience with IPDAS and Foundation IP preferred. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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Hiring Coordinator
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C
One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111

Review:

"Large firm, Small Firm Values."

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 28, 2017

I think you are doing great. I think you need to do ever more pro bono work and show the other large firms how that is done. It is a great thing and is something to really be proud about.

Pros : I joined the firm because of the great clients they have and the reputation. They are top of the heap. But I really love this firm due to the fact that they have great teams and great people. Everyone works together. They have pro bono work that they encourage and embrace. It is a great thing to help out people who would never be able to pay for the people at the firm
Cons : Not much but they do work you to death. That is expected but it is still a very hard thing to get used to. I was working 80 hour weeks sometime and never had a break. I did enjoy it but it was a lot of work.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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