Patent Paralegal -172


Job Description

The IP Patent Paralegal will be responsible for the creation, revision, and filing of prosecution documents. The position requires excellent attention to detail, strong organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have a high level of analytical thinking and problem solving skills. A working knowledge of Microsoft products and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment is a must. Strong customer service orientation and oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with all tiers of personnel and clients are essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Support various intellectual property attorneys to provide excellent service to our clients
  • Prepare and file patent applications and other responses
  • Prepare basic U.S., provisional, non-provisional, convention and design application documents, including transmittals, Application Data Sheet and drawings
  • Review and maintain a docket for timely reporting of communications to the client and foreign associates
  • Timely handling of various prosecution formalities
  • Complete basic formality documents for national filing requirements, including Powers of Attorney, assignments, and inventor declarations
  • Complete legalization of documents, as required; order priority documents and assignments from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; obtain foreign priority documents
  • Review Notices of Allowance, prepare corresponding checklist, and report to client
  • Consistently achieve 1500 billable hour requirement (including approved non-billable time)
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in international and/or U.S. prosecution
  • Must have a high school diploma (or equivalent); college degree and/or a paralegal certificate from a school approved by the ABA is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of patent procedural requirements and USPTO practices required
  • Accurate minimum typing speed of 50 wpm

The expected salary range for this position is between $67,500 - $88,800.  Excellent benefits.  Occasionally the position can be work-from-home.

Details
Type:
Legal Staff
Job Id: 396
Location:
Tampa
Market:
Tampa
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