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Title : Patent Paralegal

Location : Washington - Seattle
Refer to Job # FTAU804606

Experience the prestige and challenge of Fortune 500 companies including dot coms, while enjoying the sunny lifestyle of the Southwest at this very busy, larger firm. Well-reputed in intellectual property, civil and securities litigation and corporate transactional practices, it is always striving towards excellence and professionalism in its associates, and actively encourages new associates to delve into responsible roles as soon as possible. Ready to meet the challenge? The associates here are some of the happiest associates in Phoenix and truly seem to enjoy the work that they do. We do not need to tell you that as a very successful Arizona firm the people here do appear to work very hard and we hate to say it but we will: Many are working New York type hours. The firm also has been criticized in many respects for its lack of diversity; however, we do not believe that this is a serious problem because the firm's recent hires have all been very diverse in our opinion. The firm also receives very high scores for the treatment of associates by partners and there does appear to be a very good relationship here between associates and partners with associates feeling they are part of the mix to a great degree and respected by partners. Most associates at this firm would much rather stay with the firm than switch firms. In our book this is a good sign.
Patent Paralegal The candidate will perform paralegal functions and provide support services for patent filings to attorneys and clients. Job responsibilities include preparing and filing patent applications and various prosecution documents via the electronic filing system (EFS-Web) at the USPTO; communicating with clients, and maintaining and reviewing dockets. Must have strong knowledge of USPTO and WIPO rules and requirements. Knowledge and experience in international procedures and requirements is a strong plus. Must have excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Acrobat, and Outlook. Excellent grammar, proofreading, and English composition skills are also essential. A bachelor's degree and 5+ years of recent experience working as a patent paralegal in a law firm or in-house legal department, or equivalent is required. A paralegal certificate is preferred.
 
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