Patent Paralegal

Patent Paralegal

Location: Boston, MA

The Organization: Large U.S. Based Multinational Law Firm

Salary & Benefits: Base salary up to 100K; Generous paid overtime and bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Paid Time Off; 401K; Life Insurance.

Summary: Candidate must be willing to work independently in a fast-paced, corporate environment. Well-paid overtime can be anticipated.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with filings and monitor proceedings in USPTO 

  • Assist with drafting of formal documents (Declarations, PoA, Assignments), and US Prosecution Papers

  • Prepare PCT documents and foreign formalities forms

  • Communicate deadlines and instructions to clients

  • Communicate deadlines and instructions to foreign associates

  • Populate patent status charts

  • Monitor status of applications, by contacting the USPTO, WIPO and foreign associates

  • Collaborate with docketing paralegals, attorneys and agents on managing and advising of deadlines; prepare/distribute dockets and status reports

  • Ensure that all files and documents are saved digitally through filesite according to filing protocols

  • Handle special projects related to due diligence

  • Record and track billing time

  • Provide support to the Patent Practice by working on the prosecution manual, compiling forms, and through other efficiency and management tasks

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certification required

  • 6+ years of experience with both domestic and international patents; with a comprehensive understanding of international deadlines

  • Ability to follow protocol and procedures without guidance

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Collaborate work-style, ability to work professionally and respectfully with individuals at all levels as part of a team

  • CPI, USPTO, USPTO PAIR, Filesite, EFS, EPAS, Microsoft Office Suite

  • Available for OT when necessary