Holland & Hart is seeking a Senior IP specialist (a hybrid patent prosecution paralegal/administrative patent portfolio manager) to support their growing electronics patent practice in Boulder, CO. Duties include supporting our patent attorneys in docket and practice management, the preparation and prosecution of patent applications at the USPTO, and performing a variety of patent support and administrative tasks.
Applicants must have substantial experience with patent prosecution, and the USPTO electronic file system. Superior attention to detail is required. Applicants must be proficient at using Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Patent paralegal experience is highly desirable, as is skill at producing Microsoft Visio documents. Applicants should have the interest and ability to deal with highly-technical subject matter, including cutting-edge computer and electrical material. Excitement about patents, a strong work ethic, and a drive to excel are all necessary.
Specific Duties: 1. Manage aspects of very large patent portfolios, and perform range of duties related to electronic internal file system; 2. Generate templates for patent applications, and responses to various Office Actions. These duties relate to filing/correspondence with USPTO, PCT, and foreign associates; 3. Prepare additional templates for various legal documents (Declaration, Powers of Attorney, Assignments); 4. Review formalities of filed patent documents to ensure proper form, including Filing Receipts, Declarations, Recordings, Information Disclosure Statements, allowed patents ready to issue, etc.); 5. Perform electronic filings at USPTO; and 6. Manage intake and opening of matters We offer outstanding benefits and a pleasant work environment.
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Boulder, Colorado