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Title : Paralegal Tier II or III (Intellectual Property) - Hybrid Schedule

Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # KZYS861808


Paralegal Tier II or III (Intellectual Property) - Hybrid Schedule Reed Smith, a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 30 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, is now hiring a Paralegal Tier II or III (Intellectual Property) to join their team. This position is primarily responsible for assisting IP attorneys in servicing client s Intellectual Property matters including, the perfection and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Job Summary: * Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures provides legal/general support to the firm's attorneys and their clients. * Must be familiar with and observe the firm's established policies and guidelines. * Must maintain positive contact with attorneys (both the firm's and outside counsel), support staff, clients and vendors. * Observes confidentiality of client and firm matters. * This position is not limited to the functions and skills listed on this description and responsibilities may be revised as needed. Responsibilities: * Experience in the preparation, filing and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent and trademark applications (e.g. patent cooperation treaty ( PCT ) filings, annuity payments, correspond with foreign associates, etc.). * Ability to conduct searches on trademark and patent databases. * Experience with inter parties review, post-grant review and covered business method reviews at the PTAB. * Experience with IP due diligence work. * Experience in preparing patent family summaries and estimates for prosecution matters. * Familiarity with PATTSY docketing system; and familiarity with PracticeLink, a plus. * Ensure that all relevant due dates are being met by the group. * Ability to take the lead on dealing with client needs. * Experience working with foreign associates. * Willingness to handle filings after hours, as needed. * Interpret and understand U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules. * Other administrative duties within IP department, as assigned. Requirements: * College Degree required with IP training and/or a paralegal certificate preferred. * General office skills required. * Seven to ten years of prior IP practice experience and knowledge patent cooperation treaty ( PCT ) papers. * Excellent organizational skills. * Must be detail oriented. * Effective oral and written skills. * Current software knowledge, including MS Access or other database software is required. * Knowledge of patent searching databases. * Knowledge of the Dialog database a plus. * Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment. * Able to work effectively in a fast paced environment. * Make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations. * Grasp and apply new ideas. * Communicate with various personalities at all levels. * Works in typical office setting. * Occasionally called upon to work hours in excess of your normal daily schedule. Salary: Reed Smith offers a competitive salary, flexible benefits program, tuition assistance, and generous 401 (k) plan. Job Summary Reed Smith is currently hiring a Paralegal Tier II or III (Intellectual Property) to join their team. This position is primarily responsible for assisting IP attorneys in servicing client s Intellectual Property matters including, the perfection and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Requirements: * College Degree required with IP training and/or a paralegal certificate preferred. * General office skills required. * Seven to ten years of prior IP practice experience and knowledge patent cooperation treaty ( PCT ) papers. * Excellent organizational skills. * Must be detail oriented. * Effective oral and written skills. * Current software knowledge, including MS Access or other database software is required. * Knowledge of patent searching databases. * Knowledge of the Dialog database a plus. * Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment. * Able to work effectively in a fast paced environment. * Make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations. * Grasp and apply new ideas. * Communicate with various personalities at all levels. * Works in typical office setting. * Occasionally called upon to work hours in excess of your normal daily schedule. Salary: Reed Smith offers a competitive salary, flexible benefits program, tuition assistance, and generous 401 (k) plan. Responsibilities: * Experience in College Degree required with IP training and/or a paralegal certificate preferred; Seven to ten years of prior IP practice experience and knowledge patent cooperation treaty ( PCT A?) papers
 
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