1+ months

Patent Prosecution Paralegal

Washington, DC 20004
Job Description: At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals who are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior service, and above all, have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. We have created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America. Get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, and paid sabbaticals. GENERAL PURPOSE Perkins Coie LLPs nationally recognized Intellectual Property group is seeking a highly motivated Patent Prosecution Paralegal to join our team. This position will assist throughout the firm with coordinating and supporting all phases of U.S. patent prosecution matters. The individual in this role must possess experience and understanding of all aspects of U.S. patent prosecution case support including preparing and filing patent applications and prosecution documents via the electronic filing systems, data collection and review, and utilizing document/information management databases. Must demonstrate the ability to conduct legal research and complex factual investigations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Prepare and file patent applications and prosecution documents via the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) electronic filing system (EFS-Web) & Patent Center. Communicate with clients, government agencies/officials, foreign agents, consultants, and other parties on a regular basis to collect and assemble information. Communicate findings to the appropriate parties. Manage a docket and track deadlines on a secondary docket; monitor and follow up with the appropriate parties on action items and filing deadlines. Client portfolio management including preparing and maintaining status reports and prior-art charts. Maintain current knowledge of U.S. rules as they relate to the patent prosecution practice. Assist with client transfers including review of chain of title, submission of Revocation and Substitute Power of Attorney documents to the USPTO, and preparation and review of electronic file history. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Thorough knowledge of all phases of U.S. patent prosecution processes and procedures, and USPTO databases and filing systems. Knowledge of international procedures and requirements is a strong plus. Superb organizational, analytical, and communications skills a must. Ability to establish effective working relationships with the firms lawyers and business professionals, clients, and other professionals. Ability to handle multiple assignments, work well under pressure, and have flexibility to assist the team in meeting client demands on accelerated schedules. Basic computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat, and Outlook required. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Requires five-plus years of recent experience working as a patent prosecution secretary or paralegal in a law firm or in-house legal department, or equivalent. Paralegal Certificate or bachelors degree a strong plus. This position is eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, 401(k) plan, medical, dental, and vision insurance, accrued paid time off plan starting at 20 days annually, personal medical and parental leave, up to ten paid Holidays, and family care benefits. More information regarding benefits and programs may be found here. Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. We're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success. Click HERE to learn more. Please click HERE for more information. Perkins Coie is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination. The Firm ranked 39th this year! Learn more HERE Read the full 2023 report HERE Learn more HERE Learn More HERE
Posted: 2023-04-18 Expires: 2023-06-09

Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Named one of the country's "100 Best Places to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years, we provide an exceptional foundation on which to continue or expand your practice. During the past three years, we have hired more than 200 lateral attorneys firmwide at all experience levels. Our attorneys have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and outside the practice of law. By focusing on outstanding client service, superior legal work and generous pro bono and community involvement opportunities, we're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success--both inside and outside the office.

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Patent Prosecution Paralegal

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