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Title : Paralegal - Intellectual Property

Location : Texas - Houston
Refer to Job # SZUN744964


Paralegal - Intellectual Property The candidate will provide patent prosecution support for Intellectual Property lawyers who primarily work on patent issues in the chemical, mechanical, and electrical arts, and in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Will assist with preparation of patent application requisite documents including transmittal forms, assignments, information disclosure statements, declarations forms and all other related forms. Complete electronic filing of patent applications including provisional, non-provisional and design patents. Assist with prosecution of patent applications including drafting of Office Action shell response and Preliminary Amendments and filing of responses with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Manage client documents for execution including power of attorney forms and assignment forms. Review and manage docket deadlines. Complete related status checks. Manage timely payment of maintenance fees for patents Correspond with foreign counsel regarding new patent filings and related prosecution deadlines. Prepare reporting letters to client and contact with clients as needed. Edit and format specifications; draft simple Visio drawings. Knowledge of PCT Rules and Regulations. Prepare and file Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications. Manage and draft related documents in support of patent application as needed including Correction to Defects and Recording Changes to application. Review Search Reports, Examination Reports and Written Opinions. Correspond with foreign counsel regarding new patent filings and related prosecution deadlines. Manage timely payment of maintenance fees and annuity payments for foreign patents and patent applications. Review and manage docket deadlines. Complete related status checks. Prepare reporting letters to client and communicate with clients as needed. Conduct database searches for patent, assignment, and security lien status. Assist transaction teams with searches. Respond to various client requests. Prepare and maintain patent status charts. Prepare and index notebooks on individual technologies. Maintain close direct client relationship. Index Pleadings. Draft Pleadings. Index foreign oppositions and prepare responses. Communicate with counsel. Preferably have Bachelors degree with a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved school preferred. Must have 5-10 years of patent prosecution experience in a mid- to large-size law firm. Must be proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Adobe.
 
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