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Title : Intellectual Property Paralegal (Patent Pros)

Location : Virginia - Alexandria
Refer to Job # KMUE861916


Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat. Knowledge of and experience with U.S. and foreign patent and trademark prosecution filing. Knowledge of foreign language(s) is a plus. Salary: The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. ## Intellectual Property Paralegal (Patent Pros) at Law Firm Law Firm is looking for an Intellectual Property Paralegal to join their team. This position can be located in one of their six offices - Minneapolis, Denver, Knoxville, Atlanta, New York, Alexandria, VA. **Job Responsibilities:** - Establish and maintain patent files: open files, prepare formal documents for filing, including, abstracts, drawings and preliminary amendments. - Establish and maintain trademark files: open files, prepare formal documents for filing, maintenance or renewals, including, specimens and declarations. - Review all incoming correspondence from foreign associates for essential docketing and for non-substantive responses due in connection with filing of applications. - Maintain and update docket with respect to new filings. - Maintain docket of due dates for patent applications and renewal of trademark registrations and is responsible for monitoring, resolving, and clearing those dates. - On-going verbal and written communication with foreign associates and attorneys during filing and early prosecution of U.S. Trademark applications and foreign trademark applications. - Assist attorney in on-going procedural aspects of prosecution. - As appropriate, prepare estimates of filing and prosecution costs. - Establish and maintain good working relationship with attorneys and staff, but is not assigned to any single attorney. - Work as a team member with other Prosecution Legal Specialists to establish back-up and workflow and will have joint responsibility for establishing quality control measures. - Other tasks and projects as may be assigned. **Job Requirements:** - BA degree and paralegal certificate or equivalent experience with some relevant work experience or a minimum of 3 years on-the-job experience with U.S. trademark prosecution filing. - Ability to work independently and meet critical deadlines under supervision of attorney. - Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. - Ability to concentrate on detailed work for up to 80% of worktime. - Ability to work comfortable with advanced computer software (after training) and use effectively use and maintain a computer data base. - Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and follow instructions from a diverse group, including clients (usually in writing), attorneys and others, and to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact. - Work requires a high level of mental effort and stress while organizing and maintaining multiple cases with the help of a computer data base. High level of responsibility, dedication, and accuracy required. - Work on rare occasions requires more than 37.5 hours per week to perform essential duties of the job; may occasionally require irregular hours. - Regular attendance at work. - Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat. - Knowledge of and experience with U.S. and foreign patent and trademark prosecution filing. - Knowledge of foreign language(s) is a plus. **Salary:** The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Law Firm is seeking an Intellectual Property Paralegal to join their team. This hybrid position will be responsible for the preparation and filing of design patent, and utility patent applications in the United States. The position will open files, prepare formal documents for filing, including, abstracts, drawings and preliminary amendments, as well as reviewing all incoming correspondence from foreign associates for essential docketing and for non-substantive responses due in connection with filing of applications. The ideal candidate will have a BA degree and paralegal certificate or equivalent experience with some relevant work experience or a minimum of 3 years on-the-job experience with U.S. trademark prosecution filing. It is also essential that the candidate has the ability to work independently and meet critical deadlines under supervision of attorney, as well as the ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. The candidate should also have the ability to work comfortably with advanced computer software and use effectively use and maintain a computer data base. The successful candidate will have: - BA degree and paralegal certificate or equivalent experience with some relevant work experience or a minimum of 3 years on-the-job experience with U.S. trademark prosecution filing. - Ability to work independently and meet critical deadlines under supervision of attorney. - Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. - Ability to concentrate on detailed work for up to 80% of worktime. - Ability to work comfortable with advanced computer software (after training) and use effectively use and maintain a computer data base. - Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and follow instructions from a diverse group, including clients (usually in writing), attorneys and others, and to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact. - Work requires a high level of mental effort and stress while organizing and maintaining multiple cases with the help of a computer data base. High level of responsibility, dedication, and accuracy required. - Work on rare occasions requires
 
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