Vierra Magen Marcus LLP is a small Intellectual Property law firm seeking a dependable and professional full time (35 hours/week) patent prosecution paralegal/assistant.
supporting firm attorneys in the filing of patent and trademark applications, prosecuting U.S. patent and trademark applications, IDS preparation, communicating with clients;
communicating with foreign associates in the prosecution of international patents and trademarks;
docketing due dates and managing busy attorney calendars.
At least two years of patent prosecution experience is desirable, but intelligence and initiative are an absolute must.
Vierra Magen was founded with the principles of providing top notch legal service to its large client base, while at the same time providing a friendly, collegial and relaxed environment for its attorneys, agents and staff. We remain true to these principals as we continue to grow.
We provide a competitive salary and a benefits package including medical, dental, vision and retirement plan.
Our offices are located at 2001 DC Station in Daly City. Free parking and a few minutes walk from BART. Although our office is currently open, the position allows for work from home during pandemic.
Sheridan Ross P.C. is seeking a Patent Prosecution Legal Assistant with 3 or more years of experience. A Patent Prosecution Legal Assistant, under the supervision and direction of Attorneys, helps to manage and organize materials and information relating to the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications. A Legal Assistant is an essential part of the team of people providing patent prosecution services to our clients and their duties will frequently include organizational, administrative and other clerical tasks that aid in providing clear and consistent communication to our clients.
Job duties include:
Prepare documents for patent applications and complete prosecution through issuance as assigned, including assist Attorneys with initial drafting of shell patent or trademark applications, draft and review correspondence including reporting letters, Responses to Office Actions, amendments, Notice of Allowance reviews, preparation and review of Information Disclosure Statements, providing instructions to foreign associates.
E-file relevant documents with US Patent & Trademark Office and state and federal courts as assigned.
Compile and organize case materials and fill in missing document gaps for current assigned cases; compile relevant documents in databases and network drives to maintain an accessible case file; actively maintain paper and/or electronic files with all relevant materials.
Employ various Firm resources, e.g. PATTSY, and shared network drives.
Facilitate communication between Attorneys and work directly with Attorneys in coordinating and executing their requests.
Serve as a point of contact for client, when necessary, to update on case status, etc.
Other administrative duties (e.g., maintain attorney calendar) as assigned.
Qualifications and requirements:
The ideal Legal Assistant candidate is a college graduate (or equivalent experience) with experience in the legal profession and a strong interest in IP law. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary, as is the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, legal assistants, clients and vendors. The successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail and be able to multi-task and prioritize while working in a deadline-driven environment. Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and a Document Management System; knowledge of Carpe Diem, Westlaw, Relativity, Campulaw, and Sharepoint is a plus. Occasional overtime availability is required.
Hauptman Ham, LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks a Patent Legal Assistant who will support several growing IP practice groups. This Legal Assistant will handle patent prosecution with a focus on filing applications and information disclosure statements. The position requires a keen eye for detail, excellent organizational skills, the ability to prioritize workload, communicate well with other members of the team, anticipate needs and identify solutions to problems. This position will report to the Practice Manager and may be called upon to support other practice areas, as necessary.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
Duties may include but not limited to:
Review, process, and file new applications including National Phase, Continuation, Divisional, Continuation-in-Part, Utility, Provisional and Design.
Review and respond to client correspondence and preparation of formal documents including Declarations, Substitute Statements, Assignments, Powers of Attorney.
Review and process formalities including Official Filing Receipts, Notices of Publication, Missing Parts.
Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements including determination of fee or certification requirements.
Preparation of reporting letters and invoices.
Associates level degree or above preferred.
Minimum two years of patent prosecution experience required. Experienced in working in Microsoft Office Suite. Solid work history preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
Understanding of the USPTO patent process required. Familiarity with PATTSY a plus.
Sheridan Ross P.C. is seeking a legal assistant with 5 or more years of heavy litigation practice, including experience in federal and appellate courts. Intellectual Property experience preferred, but not a requirement. This is an opportunity to perform paralegal-type tasks in addition to required, daily administrative tasks. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and word processing skills, and be proficient at using standard software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, time entry programs, etc.). Candidates should be well versed in electronically filing in federal court (e.g., using PACER) and have experience handling electronic and written document discovery as well as case docketing needs. Trial experience preferred.
Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters with superb communication and writing skills, a commitment to excellence, a team player and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. We offer a competitive compensation package and benefits and all assistants are assigned their own office.
Unified Patents seeks two qualified patent lawyers with post-grant experience to join its growing legal team. Applicants must have at least 5 years of law firm or other relevant experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) working on post-grant petitions (IPR, PGR, and CBM), reexaminations, or other administrative drafting and litigation experience.
Coordinate administration of US and foreign patent applications and other legal protection of UIUC technologies.
Work with OTM technology managers and UIUC inventors during the technology evaluation and patenting process, including: assisting in assembly of supporting data and documentation; reviewing patent search results; monitoring preparation and filing of patent applications, providing assistance in responding to patent office actions; and providing recommendations regarding US and foreign patent processes, costs, and alternatives.
Serve as a liaison between OTM, UIUC Legal Counsel, and outside patent counsel regarding the selection, engagement process and authorization/approval of expenditures for outside counsel.
Review and approve invoices.
Assist with drafting patent licenses and other intellectual property agreements.
Monitor actions and scheduled due dates for US and foreign patent process to ensure timely responses.
Manage inventorship, ownership, and assignment issues and decision-making.
Maintain and organize patent case files.
Keep abreast of changes in patent laws and procedures.
Work with patent counsel to manage patent costs.
Assist in the preparation of the patent budget.
Provide ongoing training and updates on patent subjects.
Review all correspondence with patent counsel and take appropriate actions as required.
Participate in the development of OTM infrastructure, policies, and procedures.
Oversee accuracy and completeness of database patent or patent-related records.
Prepare Excel reports as needed from database records on patent and patent-related matters.
Work with interns to improve searching and inventor interviewing processes, and provide mentoring for interns interested in patent law.
Prepare and file certain provisional patent applications.
Participate in campus outreach to educate faculty, students and staff on intellectual property related manners.
Manage activities of patent fellow.
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in a physical science, engineering or related field with one to three years working knowledge of patent filing and prosecution procedures. Education must qualify the candidate to take the examination for registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Other requirements include: detail oriented with multi-tasking and strong prioritizing skills; excellent verbal and written communications skills to effectively interact with University and departmental officials/staff; ability to work in a fast-paced environment under multiple deadlines; strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with all levels of professionals within the organization; proven teamwork skills; ability to use independent judgment and make sound decisions regarding patents and intellectual property; proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications; demonstrated teamwork skills in a highly complex business environment; ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and discretion.
Preferred qualifications: Advanced degree in a physical science, engineering or related field; registered patent practitioner; registered Patent Agent, if not registered, preferably has the background to meet the USPTO qualifications to become certified as a Patent Agent.
Contact For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by June 12, 2019 to: https://uajobs.hr.uillinois.edu/.
Additional Info Employer Type: Education Job Location: Urbana, Illinois
Rutan & Tucker, LLP is seeking an I.P. Docket Specialist to provide complex and specialized docket support, including data entry, for domestic and foreign patent, trademark and copyright matters for the Intellectual Property Practice group firm wide.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of U.S. and foreign patent, trademark and copyright prosecution.
Minimum 4 years prior experience with all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution docket
Familiarity with USPTO, eTEAS, TARR and SAEGIS, PAIR, TESS, TSDR and TTAB systems.
Must be highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the organization.
The ability to manage time effectively under pressure is essential.
Receive docket communication from a variety of sources.
Review and identify data to be entered using firm’s docket software application.
Maintain quality control of data.
Prepare routine and special request reports.
Interact professionally with personnel at all levels of the organization.
Minimum 4 years prior intellectual property docket experience.
Experience with CPI docket software application
Prior experience using i-Manage FileSite and MS Excel preferred.
Unified Patents is again growing its legal department, and seeks experienced, registered, patent attorneys. Applicants must have at least 3 years of law firm or other relevant experience at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and post-grant petition (IPR, PGR, and CBM), reexamination, and other administrative drafting and litigation experience;
Applicants should have a degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) or Computer Science (SC), as well as experience with video codecs, coding, cryptography, compression, signals, wireless communications, or other algorithmic subject matter. Patent examination experience is a plus; clerking experience is a plus; familiarity with ongoing cases post-SAS Institutes is a plus. Must be willing to work within a team, work well independently, and enjoy writing and editing. Journal and filing experience a plus. Strong preference for candidates located in the Washington, DC area.
Managing patent office proceedings internally
Drafting, filing, and litigating patent office proceedings, e.g., inter partes reviews
Handling calls with decision makers
Preparing for, conducting depositions
Presenting at oral hearings
Drafting motions and briefs
Supporting senior attorneys with management of ongoing matters
Support docketing, e-filing, deposit account, budgeting, and other IP functions
Editing work product of colleagues, outside counsel
Amicus curiae drafting and support; comment drafting and support
Contract, licensing, and other legal support services
Legal writing, support, and other various legal duties
3 years of PTAB (drafting petitions, filing, litigating, deposition) experience
State and Patent Bar passage
Ability to work independently and in a team
Excellent English written and oral communication skills
Patent Office examination experience
Algorithmic, codec, and other code-based subject matter experience
Appellate and /or Clerking experience
EE or CS undergraduate degree
Graduate Technical (MS, MA, or PhD) degree
Willing to work from DC strongly preferred
Aggressive, competitive benefits, with generous vacation and paid-for health insurance; freedom to work from home when appropriate; maternity and paternity leave; and financial support for bar and further education.
The Director leads and manages the OTC, overseeing personnel, budgets, and all aspects of intellectual property cultivation, assessment, protection, and commercialization. The Director establishes and implements strategies to maximize the social and economic impact of University research and discoveries through OTC’s commercialization efforts and its support of related entrepreneurial endeavors. The Director is responsible for developing and meeting annual OTC licensing goals and acts as primary point of contact and steward to resolve problems and issues affecting intellectual property and licensing at all levels within the University.
The Director interacts closely with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students; units involved in research administration support services, internal and external legal counsel; external partners / potential licensees and industry research and development. The Director will build strong relationships externally to drive broader awareness and dissemination of the University’s innovation capabilities and available technologies and will develop trusting working relationships with University researchers to advance the University’s culture of innovation and collaboration.
The Director reports directly to the Associate Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development (AVP) and strategically supports the AVP as the expert licensing professional in the OTC.
Master’s degree in technical, business or related field.
With a minimum of ten (10) years of successful leadership experience in corporate, academic, startup and/or entrepreneurial setting. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Bachelor’s degree in technical, business or related field.
With a minimum of twelve (12) years of successful leadership experience in corporate, academic, startup and/or entrepreneurial setting. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Demonstrated experience in technology transfer, business development, intellectual property management, and related activities. Experience and strong technical competence negotiating deal terms, complex and standard, including an understanding of both industry and startup perspectives and needs.
Strong, demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to identify and hire talent, coach staff, develop and manage high-performing teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
Demonstrated expertise in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
Proven success engaging the private sector in a variety of commercial endeavors.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative mindset for business planning and implementation.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, internally and externally, evidenced through relationship management, networking, and team building.
Strong appreciation for and ability to drive relevant collection and reporting of metrics to assess not only office operational efficiency but also impact and outcomes.
Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and tact while maintaining confidentiality.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities, often under time constraints.
Ability to assess and advocate for resources needed to achieve goals and objectives of the office.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. No visa sponsorship will be provided for this position.
Hauptman Ham, LLP offers partnership opportunities to one or more lateral patent attorneys to join our growing practice. Ideal candidates would have backgrounds in the chemical or life sciences fields, or patent or trademark litigation. These positions would require you to have your own book of business (and a willingness to help us develop and manage lateral work from our existing client base), and a desire to have more control over your work / life balance and income.
The firm provides an income distribution model that rewards business development and provides intellectual property law specific infrastructure capable of supporting clients from Fortune 100 companies to local small businesses. Our robust profit distribution model further allows partners to receive up to 80% of their client billings as income depending on overhead utilization.
The firm offers a fully functional electronic office which is “plug and play” in almost any location in the U.S. and internationally, providing exceptional lifestyle and strategic advantages over other firms. The headquarters is located in Alexandria, VA in an A+ building location and is only two blocks from the USPTO.
The firm was established 20 years ago by entrepreneurial partners who will mentor and assist new partners with developing new business and markets
Contact If you would like to investigate the opportunity further, please e-mail email@example.com. Please submit a letter of interest and resume.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia and interstate