International Filing Paralegal

The International Filing Paralegal works as part of a team that provides firm-wide service for foreign patent prosecution.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Files PCT, National Phase, and Design applications; maintains all types of foreign patent application from filing through grant. Corresponds  with foreign associates regarding new filings and existing patent applications.
  • Monitors deadlines for assigned caseload and prioritizes work accordingly to ensure that all foreign deadlines are satisfied.
  • Reviews incoming correspondence, confirms docketing, processes invoices,  and reports to client as required.
  • Coordinates with attorneys for responses to official actions and other actions requiring substantive feedback.
  • Provides resource to firm members concerning foreign patent rules.
  • Completes all responsibilities in compliance with the firm's policies, processes and procedures.
  • Assists with maintenance and quality control of digital files for assigned caseload.
  • Assist attorneys with projects related to foreign applications/patents as needed including but not limited to title perfections, file intake, status reports, budgets, due diligence, etc.
  • Assists other paralegals within group, as required.
  • Billing goal of 1200 hours annually.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years of prior experience with foreign filing and/or patent prosecution required.
  • BS/BA or equivalent experience required.
  • Must possess excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be able to work as a team member and to work independently and analytically. 
  • Must be attentive to detail, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and able to prioritize tasks.
  • Must possess competency in IP related software applications.
  • Knowledge of CPI and IPDAS software is a plus.

To apply for this opening, please click here.