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Title : Patent Paralegal

Location : Oregon - Portland
Refer to Job # PBMT846601

This large, rapidly growing, full-service law firm is making big strides in the global realm of telecommunications, e-commerce and dot coms in addition to having a very notable practice in international commerce, corporate and contract litigation. It is located in the Pacific Northwest with branches in the West and in Washington DC. Associates are encouraged to pursue community involvement to enhance their well-rounded approach to law and life. Billable hours credit is given for Pro Bono work, and the firm's hours requirements are very reasonable. Strong mentoring and training programs are present.
Patent Paralegal The candidate will perform application filings, formal documents for new applications and follow-on submissions, and communication with foreign associates. Handle post-registration changes in patent properties, such as certificates of correction for U.S. patents, drafting reassignments, security interest agreements, and release of interest agreements for U.S. patents and patent applications. Maintain, revise and update patent forms and reports. Prepare and send basic client correspondence, informing clients of the status of their patents and applications as determined by practice group policy. Prepare and send basic foreign associate correspondence, re deadlines, formal documents, and prosecution inquiries. Review docketing data and approve all docketed deadlines. Assist with investigation, research, searches of U.S. and foreign patent records, and Internet searches; review documents, and summarize findings as directed. Handle new client file intakes, and new counsel transfers. Prepare cost estimates for filing foreign patent applications and PCT national phase applications utilizing specialized software tool. Learn the patent and trademark docket software program and assist practitioners in the use of the docket system. Work with docketing staff to prepare patent property reports and activity reports as directed. Maintain organization of patent files; search files for documents; prepare, index, and review documents for delivery, storage and destruction. Other duties as assigned. High school degree is required; college degree is preferred. Must have paralegal certificate and 3+ years of relevant experience in patent prosecution.

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