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Title : Patent Paralegal

Location : Missouri - Kansas City
Refer to Job # XLTR854364

Patent Paralegal Duties: The candidate will be coordinating and filing U.S. Non-Provisional and Provisional Applications; Design Applications; U.S. National Stage Filings; PCT Filings; PCT Nationalization Filings; Convention Filings. Written and verbal communications with clients, foreign agents, and USPTO personnel. Reviewing and organization of patent files; review docket deadlines. Preparing documents including, but not limited to Notice to File Missing Parts, Foreign Signature Documents, U.S. Formal Documents, responses to Office Actions, and Information Disclosure Statements. Preparing, maintaining, and updating reports for clients regarding the status of applications and patents, including reporting receipts for applications, publication notices, etc. Assisting with foreign filing responsibilities. Qualifications: The candidate should have a Paralegal Certificate or degree. Bachelor's Degree preferred. Should have 5-10 years of IP experience. The sequence listing experience is extremely helpful. Knowledge and experience with PATSY software preferred. Knowledge of USPTO and PCT rules and procedures. Understanding of IP docket and deadlines. Strong attention to detail. Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities while meeting deadlines. Strong organizational skills and ability to manage and prioritize multiple portfolios. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills to successfully operate at all levels, both internally and externally. Proficient in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe). Ability to multi-task.

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