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Patent Paralegal

Company name

Koch Industries, Inc

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Nov 26,2019

Posted on

Aug 13,2019

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

Wichita, KS, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
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Patent Paralegal
The candidate will perform a broad range of tasks to support the patent and intellectual property portfolios for family companies. Will oversee and manage the administration of patent portfolios, including extensive communication with in-house patent team members and clients (technical and business) throughout the patent lifecycle. Prepare and file documents with the USPTO and WIPO. Oversee the creation and maintenance of files. Communicate with outside counsel and docket coordinators to ensure accurate tracking of all deadlines. Generate portfolio reports. Manage docket reports and lead docket meetings. Compile information for patent portfolio reviews and maintenance fee/annuity payment decisions. Correspond with vendors to request patent searches and process search results for attorney review. Prepare patent cost reports for annual patent team forecasts. Support attorneys with preparing, managing, and tracking IP agreements. Assist in drafting IP agreements, amendments, and statements of work. Monitor status and correspond with clients regarding execution and expiration. Create new matters in the appropriate patent docketing, matter management, or agreement tracking database. Upload correspondence to the appropriate document management system. Create, organize, and maintain electronic files for patent matters and agreements. Oversee document destruction according to the record retention policy.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor's degree or higher. Must have 4+ years of experience providing patent legal support. Experience preparing and filing documents for US and PCT prosecution is required. Familiarity with Foreign Patent Office procedures is needed. Hands-on experience with patent docketing and workflow systems (Memotech and First to File), document management systems and e-billing systems (SimpleLegal) is desired. Experience utilizing Excel or a similar software to generate patent cost reports, patent team forecasts or similar documentation is an asset. Experience with international patent procedures is a plus. Should have availability to travel domestically to collaborate with team members (can be 10-15% of total time in any given month).

Additional info

Ref. #: 064837

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Koch Industries, Inc
4111 East 37th Street, North
Wichita, KS 67220

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