Patent Paralegal
Patent Paralegal

Job Code: TS04-30


The incumbent is responsible for timely, independent management of complex intellectual property (IP) administrative support tasks; proactively involve in a high performance team providing a diverse range of complex IP administrative support to patent practitioners in US, international, and foreign filing.  Maintain and manage a complete, accurate docket, using patent docketing software. 

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Filing of US, international and foreign patent applications and related correspondence from filing to issue
• Responsible for US and international patent filings, patent nationalizations into the US and foreign jurisdictions, as well as foreign filings under other conventions; responsible for preparing all documents required in connection with US, PCT and foreign applications; preparation of simple responses to official communication and notifications
• Maintain knowledge of latest patent rules, both domestic and foreign
• Monitor and updating both electronic docket for responsible attorney and assigned paralegal tasks on a daily basis
• Monitor all assigned cases and ensuring that all related deadlines are met in a timely manner
• Communicate effectively with colleagues, inventors, foreign agents and other associates
• Work closely with the patent prosecution group, foreign associates and agents, paralegals and other Institute groups for support
• Actively participate in patent group and cross-division meetings
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
• Must possess a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years experience as a   patent paralegal or equivalent with US, international and foreign filing experience in a corporate or law firm setting
• Ability to work well and meet deadlines, with minimal supervision, in an electronic office environment
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe, PAIR, PCT SAFE
• Attention to detail, high quality work standards and the ability to prioritize and perform effectively under pressure
• Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills
• Possess California notary commission or willing and eligible to obtain one

ADA Notations:

• Regular standing, walking, use of hands and arms to reach, handle and feel
• Frequent sitting
• Frequent Communication (hearing/speaking)
• Occasional lifting up to 10 lbs
• Vision requirements include close vision
• Noise conditions are moderate

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