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Title : Patent Prosecution Paralegal

Location : Colorado - Denver
Refer to Job # FNCI793840

Patent Prosecution Paralegal The candidate will provide support for all types of patent activities. Assist in filing of PCT, foreign regional and U.S. patent applications and responses, both electronically and paper (including preparation and review of necessary filing documents). Support for all aspects of portfolio management. Assist in patent filing strategy discussions and due diligence. File and assist in prosecution of design applications (including convention deadlines for filing abroad). Assist in drafting correspondence to clients regarding status of applications and patents, including reporting filing receipts for applications, publication notices and forwarding patent certificates. Draft detailed letter to client reporting Office Actions. Process payment of foreign and U.S. Issue Fees. Process post allowance reviews. Draft preliminary amendments with claim identifiers. Prepare office action responses. Effect national phase entry of PCT applications, and prepare and file continuing applications. Correspond with foreign associates; oversee payment of foreign associates' invoices, and preparation of reporting letters to client. Effect portfolio transfers and manage multi-client portfolios. The candidate must have 3 years of experience working in foreign patent prosecution in a law firm or in-house legal environment. Excellent client service skills are must. Possess effective written and oral communication skills. Display a strong client service orientation with a positive attitude. Strong sense of accountability, taking ownership over projects and responsibilities and resolving issues proactively. Ability to assess information, anticipate issues and outcomes, and make effective decisions. Maintain confidentiality of client information. Excellent organizational skills required. Ability to manage a high-volume of work in fast-paced environment, and work well under pressure. Ability to meet deadlines, organize and prioritize assignments, and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work independently and take initiative to move projects to completion. Respectful, reliable and dependable team player; ability to work productively with firm personnel at all levels and with minimal supervision. Must be flexible with work hours and overtime as needed. Knowledge of filing requirements for convention (non-PCT) applications. Extensive knowledge of PCT and U.S. patent rules and procedure; knowledge of national laws of other countries. Knowledge of various Courts systems and filing requirements. High level of proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office Suite applications, Adobe Acrobat, U.S. Patent Office Electronic Filing System, Dialog and other internet research tools. Should preferably have 4 year degree or equivalent work experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the role. Familiarity with iManage, FoundationIP and Intapp a plus.

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