Patent Paralegal – Law Firm – Reston, Va.

The Marbury Law Group, PLLC Marbury Lawhas an opening for an experienced, highly qualified Patent Paralegal.

Experience in foreign patent prosecution is preferred.  Outstanding candidates with experience in only U.S. prosecution will also be considered.

A minimum of five years of foreign and/or U.S. patent prosecution experience is required.

The ideal candidate will have superior attention to detail, ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task, excellent inter-personal and relationship management skills, ability to maintain and properly handle confidential client information, ability to exercise good judgment, and will have good tenure and outstanding references.

Duties will include preparing PCT and international forms; electronic filing of documents in the USPTO, International Bureau, and various International Searching Authorities; responses to office actions and Information Disclosure Statements, preparing foreign filing order letters, communicating with associates throughout the world; preparing other patent forms and correspondence.

Duties will also include management of patent docket including reviewing and docketing patent correspondence, updating the status of patents and patent applications, assisting patent attorneys, and inspection of electronic patent file histories.  Additional duties may include assistance with overflow trademark prosecution and export control clearance projects on an as needed basis.

We offer a generous base salary with an expectation of 960 minimum billable hours per year.

For candidates who generate over 960 billable hours per year, we also offer a guaranteed bonus for each hour deemed billable over 960 hours.

Total compensation is based on experience, but is projected to be about $95,000 to $100,000 for about 1600 billable hours.  If performance is accurate and efficient, salary may be projected to be well over $100,000 for about 1800 to 1900 billable hours during a normal working year.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Reston, Virginia

Marbury is one of Metro Washington, D.C.’s premier mid-size, full service intellectual property and technology, commercial law, litigation, and trademark litigation law firms, having achieved the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Founded in 1994, the firm represents a full spectrum of clients from Fortune 500 companies, mid-size technology companies, high tech start-ups, and venture capital funds. Marbury offers a professional, supportive and efficient office environment. The professionalism and efficiency eliminates the need for last minute midnight filings. Marbury partners are accessible and have an open-door policy, which allows for an easy work flow. Marbury also offers casual dress, flexible work hours, low minimum billable hours requirement, free parking, and comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, health insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, etc. We are located in Reston a few blocks from the Reston Town Center and a few blocks from Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, Silver line. For more information, visit our website.