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Title : Paralegal

Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # WOWU848405

Paralegal Duties: The candidate ensures that policies and procedures are being followed on a day-to-day basis in relation to assigned duties, including client special instructions and in accordance with established firm guidelines. Monitors and follows-up on dates associated with the US and foreign docket, including clearing dates and providing follow-up with attorneys, clients and management in order to provide adequate time to respond. Clears daily docket reports in collaboration with the IP docket department and in accordance with established firm guidelines. Responsible for working with attorneys in keeping abreast of all rules and regulations and procedures for filing domestic and international applications including all formalities related thereto. Responsible for creating and forwarding formal documents to the client within a certain schedule to reduce a backlog of work. Prepares all administrative documents associated with USPTO patent filings for final review and approval by supervisory patent attorney and/or patent agent. Receives and acts upon client instructions, including confirmation and/or draft response to client inquiries related to US, PCT and foreign applications. Reviews attorneys client information and ensures that addresses, special instructions are being followed in accordance with the clients standard operating procedures. Maintains client specific spreadsheets related to portfolio management, as appropriate. Creates and maintains electronic worksheets to assist attorney in managing client needs. Provides support for Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings and appeals. Processes assignments and name changes in the U.S. and internationally. Drafts routine correspondence and/or formal documents for filing at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office USPTO for attorneys and others as needed, proofread, photocopy, scan documents into the firm's document management system and assemble correspondence as needed. Responsible for completion of internal checklists such as a Notice of Allowance checklist. Responsible for maintaining and prioritizing work on a daily basis and communicate if unable to meet daily responsibilities. Utilizes USPTO and other related government agency electronic resources effectively. Willingness and flexibility to work closely with all departments and others as needed. Provides back-up support to other team members as needed, including IP Service Assistants and/or other IP Patent Paralegals if requested. Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications: Familiarity with US and international patent law, including inter-partes matters. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff and provide information with courtesy and tact. Proficient in USPTO procedures and best practices, including working knowledge of Manual of Patent Examining Procedures and 37 Code of Federal Regulations. Ability to work under pressure while producing a high volume of information with attention to detail while producing an accurate document.Willingness and ability to accept changing assignments and priorities. Ability to compose, proofread and edit (e.g., punctuation, grammar, spelling) routine memorandums and correspondence. Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and problems and to recommend and implement solutions. Strong PC knowledge in order to utilize various online electronic filings with government agencies and to maintain worksheets for clients. Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word). Strong organizational and administrative skills. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to search various websites in order to locate information in order to communicate with client or maintain accurate information in the firm's various software applications associated with IP. Ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external clients effectively and professionally. Ability to retrieve and carry items weighing less than 25 pounds. Performs other duties as assigned. Should have 4 years of progressive patent prosecution experience, including docket management, application filings and prosecution in order to gain an understanding to provide support and planning that will ensure a high quality and accurate work product.

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