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Title : Intellectual Property Paralegal (Patent Pros)

Location : Minnesota - Minneapolis
Refer to Job # DMOU862345


Salary: The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Intellectual Property Paralegal (Patent Pros) At ., our Intellectual Property law firm is looking for an Intellectual Property Paralegal to join our team. The position may be located in one of our six offices- Minneapolis, Denver, Knoxville, Atlanta, New York, and Alexandria, VA. We are seeking a highly organized and motivated individual to assist in the preparation and filing of design patent and utility patent applications in the United States. Job Responsibilities: * Establish and maintain patent files, including the preparation of formal documents for filing, such as abstracts, drawings, and preliminary amendments. * Establish and maintain trademark files, including the preparation of formal documents for filing, maintenance, or renewals, such as specimens and declarations. * Review all incoming correspondence from foreign associates for essential docketing and for non-substantive responses due in connection with filing of applications. * Maintain and update docket with respect to new filings. * Maintain docket of due dates for patent applications and renewal of trademark registrations, and be responsible for monitoring, resolving, and clearing those dates. * Communicate (verbally and in writing) with foreign associates and attorneys during the filing and early prosecution of U.S. trademark applications and foreign trademark applications. * Assist attorneys in on-going procedural aspects of prosecution. * Prepare estimates of filing and prosecution costs, as appropriate. * Work as a team member with other Prosecution Legal Specialists to establish back-up and workflow and will have joint responsibility for establishing quality control measures. * Perform other tasks and projects as may be assigned. Job Requirements: * BA degree and paralegal certificate or equivalent experience with some relevant work experience or a minimum of 3 years on-the-job experience with U.S. trademark prosecution filing. * Ability to work independently and meet critical deadlines under supervision of attorney. * Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. * Ability to concentrate on detailed work for up to 80% of worktime. * Ability to work comfortably with advanced computer software (after training) and use effectively use and maintain a computer data base. * Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and follow instructions from a diverse group, including clients (usually in writing), attorneys and others, and to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact. * Work requires a high level of mental effort and stress while organizing and maintaining multiple cases with the help of a computer database. High level of responsibility, dedication, and accuracy required. * Work on rare occasions requires more than 37.5 hours per week to perform essential duties of the job; may occasionally require irregular hours. * Regular attendance at work. Salary: The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.. is seeking an experienced Intellectual Property Paralegal to join our Intellectual Property law firm. This position may be located in one of our six offices- Minneapolis, Denver, Knoxville, Atlanta, New York, and Alexandria, VA. The ideal candidate will have a BA degree and paralegal certificate or equivalent experience with some relevant work experience or a minimum of 3 years on-the-job experience with U.S. trademark prosecution filing. Job Responsibilities: * Establish and maintain patent files, including the preparation of formal documents for filing, such as abstracts, drawings, and preliminary amendments. * Establish and maintain trademark files, including the preparation of formal documents for filing, maintenance, or renewals, such as specimens and declarations. * Review all incoming correspondence from foreign associates for essential docketing and for non-substantive responses due in connection with filing of applications. * Maintain and update docket with respect to new filings. * Maintain docket of due dates for patent applications and renewal of trademark registrations, and be responsible for monitoring, resolving, and clearing those dates. * Communicate (verbally and in writing) with foreign associates and attorneys during the filing and early prosecution of U.S. trademark applications and foreign trademark applications. * Assist attorneys in on-going procedural aspects of prosecution. * Prepare estimates of filing and prosecution costs, as appropriate. * Work as a team member with other Prosecution Legal Specialists to establish back-up and workflow and will have joint responsibility for establishing quality control measures. * Perform other tasks and projects as may be assigned. Job Requirements: * BA degree and paralegal certificate or equivalent experience with some relevant work experience or a minimum of 3 years on-the-job experience with U.S. trademark prosecution filing. * Ability to work independently and meet critical deadlines under supervision of attorney. * Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. * Ability to concentrate on detailed work for up to 80% of worktime. * Ability to work comfortably with advanced computer software (after training) and use effectively use and maintain a computer data base. * Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and follow instructions from a diverse group, including clients (usually in writing), attorneys and others, and to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact. * Work requires a high level
 
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