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Paralegal - Intellectual Property Responsibilities: Monitors and maintains U.S. and foreign patent and trademark docketing database (Pattsy) as well as responsibility for internal docketing, and generating reports and reminders for firm attorneys and firm clients. Enters and tracks due dates into Pattsy and monitors actions due. Reviews USPTO and outside counsel correspondence, dockets new cases and new due dates. Generates docket reports and coordinates with attorneys and staff to meet all due dates. Communicates with USPTO, attorneys, paralegals, liaisons, foreign associates and staff about docketing and prosecution matters; Prepares, files and prosecutes domestic trademark applications, including drafting applicable documents. Prepares non-substantive responses to Office Actions, Statements of Use/Extensions of Time, and preparing/ filing trademark assignments and security interests. Communicates with clients in respect of ongoing activity in US and international trademark matters. Communicates with foreign associates with respect to international trademark applications and registrations/renewals. Extracts relevant information from correspondence and official Patent and Trademark Office databases. Provides information and recommendations on various matters under the oversight of lawyer(s). Presents information effectively to lawyers and clients and responds to questions. Tracks and records time in DTE system. Contributes to the overall team effort by working with all members and levels of personnel in various locations throughout the Firm. Follows the ethical requirements as set forth in the Rules of Professional Conduct of the state.
Qualifications: BA/BS degree or equivalent or Paralegal certificate. 8+ years of trademark and patent docketing experience using Pattsy. In-depth knowledge of patent and trademark docketing using Pattsy. In-depth knowledge of U.S. and international patent docketing procedures. In-depth knowledge of U.S. and international patent and trademark prosecution and registration procedures. Possesses a positive attitude, is a team player, is extremely pro-active and able to handle pressure. Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment is essential. Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office products, and PDF Pro. Ability to organize large amounts of data, both hardcopy and electronic, into an easily retrievable system. Ability to pay close attention to detail and to perform a myriad of tasks on a daily basis. Ability to follow up as necessary to ensure both internal and external deadlines are met. Ability to be flexible, able to adapt to changing work priorities, work flow and work assignments. Ability to work occasional extended hours with little or no notice. Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled.
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