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Law Firm Staff brings you up to date and high quality legal staff openings in law firms and in-house legal departments of business organizations. In addition, we help solo attorneys hire experienced personnel from the legal industry. We not only have the best law firm staff positions, but we also have the most.
Information Disclosure Statement Paralegal Responsibilities: Oversee IDS management for assigned client patent portfolios with independent initiative. Review daily and weekly docket reports prepared by Docketing Department. Create and maintain complex client IDS matrices in Excel. Collect references for citation and prepare IDS forms. Prepare and maintain patent family groupings by conducting research for patent family tree information and working with attorneys/patent agents/technical advisors to identify and specify related subject matter in multiple trees for cross-citation purposes. Review all incoming U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and non-U.S. patent correspondence in respective client portfolios to assess need for preparation of new IDS s in related, co-pending U.S. applications pursuant to IDS matrices. Prepare correspondence to foreign associates in jurisdictions with prior art disclosure requirements to ensure complete citation of relevant references based on U.S. IDS citations. Prepare client and foreign associate reporting letters in connection with prior art disclosure practice management. Interface directly with internal IP client base (assistants/paralegals/docketing/IP management) with respect to all aspects of patent prosecution. Maintain internal and client bibliographic databases in connection with patent assets. Conduct chain of title research and prepare and maintain chain of title charts. Assist with diligence projects, assignment issues, and U.S. and foreign name change projects. Prepare patent searches using various firm-subscribed databases and public data. Conduct worldwide patent searches, create and update patent family trees and maintain patent portfolio status charts. Conduct Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) reviews, prepare Letters of Candor and/or Requests for Reconsideration, as required Conduct audit response polls in connection with periodic requests from clients auditors. Record time daily and strive to meet billable target. Perform additional responsibilities as requested.
Qualifications: Bachelor degree required. 5+ years' prior experience managing a patent prosecution docket, including managing complex U.S. IDS practices and non-U.S. prior art disclosures in a law firm required. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and administrative skills. Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion. Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability and logical thought process. Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands and meet various deadlines. Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Outstanding sense of customer service. Enthusiastic, proactive, and positive attitude. Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion. Must be self-motivated to produce quality work. High level of integrity and honesty. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical. Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.
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