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Title : Paralegal

Location : - Virginia
Refer to Job # PUZS862890

per year ## Paralegal at Law Firm Law Firm is always looking for talented, motivated, growth-minded, and creative individuals to join their team. As a paralegal, you will be responsible for assisting the Intellectual Property Practice Section to ensure all documents are responded to timely, accurately, and all other day to day responsibilities are being met under established policies and procedures. This position will require an annual billing requirement and the ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality with clients, attorneys and staff. ### Duties and Responsibilities - Ensuring policies and procedures are being followed on a day-to-day basis in relation to assigned duties, including client special instructions and in accordance with established firm guidelines - Monitoring and following-up on dates associated with the US and foreign docket, including clearing dates and providing follow-up with attorneys, clients and management - Clearing daily docket reports in collaboration with the IP docket department and in accordance with established firm guidelines - Working with attorneys to keep abreast of rules and regulations and procedures for filing domestic and international applications - Creating and forwarding formal documents to the client within a certain schedule - Receiving and acting upon client instructions, including confirmation and/or draft response to client inquiries related to US, PCT and foreign applications - Reviewing attorneys client information and ensuring addresses, special instructions are being followed - Maintaining client specific spreadsheets related to portfolio management - Creating and maintaining electronic worksheets to assist attorney in managing client needs - Providing support for Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings and appeals - Processing assignments and name changes in the U.S. and internationally - Drafting routine correspondence and/or formal documents for filing at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office USPTO for attorneys and others - Completing internal checklists such as a Notice of Allowance checklist - Maintaining and prioritizing work on a daily basis and communicating when unable to meet daily responsibilities - Utilizing USPTO and other related government agency electronic resources - Providing back-up support to other team members as needed, including IP Service Assistants and/or other IP Patent Paralegals - Performing other duties as assigned for business needs ### Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - Familiarity with US and international patent law, including inter-partes matters - Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff - Proficient in USPTO procedures and best practices - Ability to work under pressure while producing a high volume of information with attention to detail - Willingness and ability to accept changing assignments and priorities - Ability to compose, proofread and edit routine memorandums and correspondence - Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and problems and to recommend and implement solutions - Strong PC knowledge in order to utilize various online electronic filings with government agencies and to maintain worksheets for clients - Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word) - Strong organizational and administrative skills - Effective communication skills, both verbal and written - Ability to search various websites in order to locate information - Ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external clients - Ability to work effectively both independently and with teams to promote consistent and efficient workflow processes - Identify and respond to internal and external client inquiries in a timely manner - Ability to self-manage and work independently in a hybrid, and in-office setting - Ability to retrieve and carry items weighing less than 25 pounds ### Education and/or Experience - Bachelor's degree or equivalent specialized training (i.e., paralegal studies or certificate from an ABA recognized program) is preferred - A minimum of four (4) years of progressive patent prosecution experience, including docket management, application filings and prosecution ### Hiring Salary Range $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 per year Bachelor's degree in paralegal studies or certificate from an ABA recognized program

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