Sandia National Laboratories is one of the country's largest research and engineering laboratories in the nation, employing over 8,000 people at major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We make enduring contributions to secure our society against high consequence terrorist threats and national incidents through effective use of science, technology, and systems solutions. Please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for Patent Assistants for the Legal Technology Transfer Center for the Albuquerque facility. The salary is commensurate. A benefit package is available. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.
Review and act upon materials received from USPTO, preparing draft materials responsive to USPTO for attorney review and/or completion, maintaining attorney dockets, maintaining patent database (database entry, errors checks), and maintaining hardcopy files. Will act as primary support for one or more attorneys, including preparing materials for attorneys signature (missing parts, certificates of correction, engagement letters, etc.), calculating filing fees, conducting database searches for attorneys (reference prior art, private PAIR, etc.), filing materials in USPTO in accordance with federal rules, maintaining USPTO deposit account, and coordinate payment of patent maintenance fees.
Experience working with and understanding of the rules and regulations set forth by the United States Patent & Trademark Office, (USPTO); working in a patent prosecution environment within a law firm or in-house are required. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to deal effectively with people at all levels of the organization, both internal and external to Sandia; self-motivated, work well under pressure and be able to prioritize work assignments with little supervision; proficient with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a fast-paced, demanding environment; ability to exercise great prudence in the protection of confidential and sensitive information; and adept at meeting frequent deadlines with constant interruptions while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail are all required.
Paralegal degree and experience with IP Management software (i.e. Thompson Rueters IP Manager or CPA Global Memotech or IPFoundation software suites) are desirables.
Please apply online at http://www.sandia.gov/careers/search-openings.html, click Search for Openings, and reference Job ID Number: 639394.
U.S. Citizenship Normally Required. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico