22 days old


Newark, New Jersey 07101
  • Job Type
    Law Firm Associate
  • Job Status
    Full Time


McCarter & English, LLP is actively seeking a patent paralegal with two to three years law firm experience in both US and foreign prosecution for its office located in Newark, NJ. 

•             Responsible for the preparation of IP documents, including:

•             Information Disclosure Statements

•             Declarations, Assignment, Power of Attorney forms for inventors signatures

•             Formal documents for filing with patent applications, Responses to Office Actions, and Issue Fee payments

•             Formal documents for filing with PCT applications

•             E-filing with the USPTO

•             Prepare legal correspondence and proofreading to ensure accuracy.

•             Communicate with clients in connection with obtaining signed documents for filing with the  USPTO

•             Communicate with foreign attorneys with regard to international filing of patent applications

•             Answer telephone calls, transfer calls to the appropriate staff and take messages in their absence

•             Maintain attorney’s docket and monitor deadlines

•             Daily mailing and filing responsibilities



•             Photocopy and collate documents for mailings

•             Compile and prepare reports and presentations



A minimum of two to three years law firm paralegal experience in the patent field.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

•             Comprehensive knowledge of US and foreign patent prosecution procedures.

•             Comprehensive knowledge in the preparation of IP documents

•             Comprehensive knowledge of effective proofreading techniques.

•             Comprehensive knowledge of MS office.

•             Comprehensive knowledge of the USPTO website and electronic filing system

•             Knowledge of CPI docketing system.

•             Preparation of sequence listings a plus

•             Must be able to multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment.

•             Ability to work independently.

•             Ability to type accurately and use a personal computer.

•             Excellent oral and written communication skills.

If you have the appropriate experience, we invite you to consider joining our team. Please send you resume and cover letter to the attention of Christine Lydon, Esq., at recruiting@mccarter.com.



  • Legal Services
Posted: 2019-08-29 Expires: 2019-09-28

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