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Title : Patent Prosecution Paralegal

Location : North Carolina - Charlotte
Refer to Job # TEJH784690

Patent Prosecution Paralegal Responsibilities: Prepare various documents to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in the course of patent preparation and prosecution for review and approval by the patent attorney and subsequent electronic filing with the PTO. Maintain group docket for hard (and soft deadlines) and maintain an accurate calendar. Compose correspondence and forward documents to clients and foreign associates. Maintain electronic files in document management system. Keep patent files up-to-date with prosecution documents and correspondence and maintain current status of filings and claims. Research MPEP and CFR rules to determine course of action in response to PTO requests. Perform other clerical duties, read and route incoming mail, schedule meetings, transcribe and request check disbursements. Manage the intake and review of patent portfolios acquired by our clients, as well as transfer of files to clients or new counsel. Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills. Qualifications: Must have at least 3-5 years of experience handling all aspects of US patent prosecution. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point). Excellent organizational, problem solving and multitasking skills with fine attention to detail and sharp analytical skills. Efficiency and manageability of a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ambitious, self-starter attitude. Confidentiality of sensitive legal matters. Contribution to building a positive team spirit; focus on solving conflict. Acceptance of responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments. Demonstration of accuracy and thoroughness; seek to improve and promote quality. Consistent reporting for work and punctuality. Follow-through on instructions, respond to management direction; commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Experience with the USPTO's EFSWeb filing system is required.

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