The candidate will provide secretarial support to attorneys related to the patent prosecution process including:
Preparing routine correspondence, reading and routing mail, file maintenance;
Preparing applications, responses and other patent prosecution documents for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and reporting filings to clients;
Monitoring, processing and satisfying attorney's dockets;
Experience is a plus.
About Reising Ethington P.C.:
Since its founding in Detroit in 1865, Reising Ethington has specialized solely in the practice of intellectual property (IP) law. Areas of expertise include IP prosecution and litigation, managing worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, trade secrets, licensing and other IP-related agreements. The firm represents some of the world's most innovative and foremost IP owners: automotive manufacturers and suppliers, medical technology companies, aerospace companies, universities, industrial equipment makers, robotics companies, and consumer product companies.
Reising Ethington makes it a priority to attract great employees and to keep them. This is evidenced by the professionalism and long term stability of our work force, from our attorneys to our staff. In addition to competitive wages, we offer many other benefits including, but certainly not limited to, competitive health care coverage, paid time off and a profit sharing plan for retirement.
If you meet the requirements above and believe that you would be a great long term contribution to our team, we would love to hear from you.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is recruiting for a Patent Prosecution Secretary in their Alexandria, VA office. The Patent Prosecution Secretary will support members of our Intellectual Property Group.
Providing domestic and foreign patent prosecution secretarial support to attorneys and patent agents;
Preparing applications, responses and other patent prosecution documents for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office "USPTO" and reporting filings to clients;
Reviewing and maintaining attorney's dockets and entering their time into DTE on a daily basis;
Offering support for miscellaneous client-related projects;
Performing general secretarial duties including but not limited to preparing routine correspondence, reading and routing mail, file maintenance, and screening attorney's incoming telephone calls.
Skills and Requirements:
3+ years of patent prosecution secretarial experience with domestic and foreign patent prosecution preferably in a law firm environment.
Display excellent knowledge of and the ability to interpret and utilize current domestic and foreign patent prosecution procedures, correspondence and documents.
Ability to prepare USPTO filings, draft correspondence to clients and enter attorney's time utilizing proper grammar and accurate spelling.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work as a team with your peers and attorneys.
Knowledge of and proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Typing speed of 60 - 70 WPM; ability to produce accurate and attractive letters, USPTO filings, documents and reports.
Good proof reading and editing skills - attention to detail is a must.
Experience working with Lecorpio a plus, though not required.
Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney PC offer a benefits package that includes
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia
At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, working together - to serve clients and to serve each other - is what we're all about. Our Firm has multiple offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in California, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team.
LSI Solutions is seeking a Patent Administrative Assistant to apply his/her experience, knowledge, organization skills, and communication skills to work closely with LSI’s in-house patent agent to facilitate and support intellectual property efforts.
The Patent Administrative Assistant executes administrative duties for the Intellectual Property Team, ensuring that an accurate and effective IP docket is maintained, while enabling efficient usage of patent practitioner time. Activities will be of a scheduled and unscheduled nature. Travel may be required, but is not anticipated. Position may involve frequent & prolonged standing and some lifting.
Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities
Reviewing and docketing incoming patent correspondence;
Preparing forms/paperwork associated with the filing of U.S. and international patent applications;
Preparing docket reports;
Obtaining copies of U.S. and international patent documents;
Keeping various patent files up-to-date with correspondence from both counsel and patent offices;
Preparing shells for responses to various patent office actions;
Uploading electronic documents to the U.S. Patent Office;
Preparing documents for hard-copy filing with the patent office;
Preparing information disclosure statements;
Communicating effectively and professionally with outside counsel and in-house personnel;
Documenting administrative procedures;
All other duties as assigned.
Reasonable typing speed (~40WPM), but highly accurate;
Attention to detail and accuracy when entering names, numbers, addresses, dates, and other information;
Ability to keep highly confidential information confidential;
Ability to accurately review/proofread long documents which may have unfamiliar terms;
Ability and willingness to learn on the job (enjoyment of ongoing-learning is a must);
Receptive to training and constructive criticism;
Works independently but is comfortable asking questions and receiving direction;
Extremely organized and willing to learn/follow a patent filing system and to keep patent files up-to-date;
Adept with Microsoft Windows and MS-Office 2010/2013 (specifically with MS-Word, MS-Outlook, MS-Excel, and MS-PowerPoint. Experience with MS-Access is a plus.)
Comfortable preparing and updating reports based on information gathered from multiple sources;
Comfortable documenting procedures;
Excellent communication skills;
Comfortable following detailed checklists for certain activities;
Ability to multi-task and manage time;
Flexibility and dedication to work towards time sensitive deadlines.
Has experience working in an administrative capacity with one or more patent agents/attorneys;
Has an administrative understanding of the patent application/prosecution process and related forms for U.S., PCT, and foreign patents;
Experienced in reviewing incoming patent correspondence for accuracy and to flag potential issues;
Experienced in docketing actions for patent matters;
Experienced in preparing patent docketing reports;
Knows how to obtain copies of U.S. and international patent documents;
Experienced in keeping patent matter files up-to-date;
Experienced in keeping a USPTO Deposit Account up-to-date;
Experienced in preparing shell responses for patent office actions;
Experienced in uploading documents electronically with the U.S. Patent Office in preparation for electronic filing;
Experienced in properly filing/submitting paper documents to the US Patent Office (as opposed to electronic filing);
Experienced in preparing patent information disclosure statements;
Experienced in flagging certain professional reading opportunities relative to patent law (for example, from the Official Gazette (USPTO), from the Federal Register, or from the USPTO website);
Experienced in communicating professionally with outside counsel (both U.S. and foreign), mainly by email, but also by telephone.
At a minimum, a High School Diploma is required.
Successful completion of secretarial/administrative classes or equivalent experience is preferred. A B.A. or B.S. degree (preferably secretarial, paralegal, or administrative-related) is also preferred, but is not necessary.
The successful candidate will possess above-average grades (especially in English and Writing), excellent communication skills, a good work ethic, and an ability & willingness to learn.
An active Notary Public license is preferred, however licensure can be obtained after hiring.
Candidate must meet certain legal requirements to obtain licensure.
LSI Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Baker Botts L.L.P. is currently seeking a Scientific Advisor / Patent Agent. As part of the firm’s Intellectual Property team, this position is responsible for performing highly complex and sensitive client work requiring a high level of professional capability and skill. The primary responsibilities of this position include preparing draft patent applications and draft response to communications from the USPTO. This role assists attorneys in the delivery of quality legal services to clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. The person in this position should have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering, be a self-starter and have a can-do attitude, possess excellent administrative skills, must have excellent academic credentials, experience writing patent applications. The person in this position must be qualified to sit for the patent bar, and preferably already be licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepare draft patent applications in particular incorporating scientific aspects of inventions.
• Prepare draft responses to communications from U.S. and foreign patent offices with regard to factual and other scientific matters.
• Discuss the scientific aspects of inventions with clients and inventors and thereafter provide attorneys with a report on those discussions.
• Communicate with, and act as liaison between, inventors and Patent & Trademark Office in connection with all aspects of patent application process.
• Evaluate and report on the technological aspects of inventions and other scientific matters. Advise attorneys on general and specific technologies and investigate those technologies as needed.
• Draft, organize, analyze, review and summarize documents.
• Review and analyze client and other files.
• Conduct regulatory and factual research.
• Communicate face-to-face, by e-mail and by telephone with staff, clients, vendors, and PTO and agency personnel.
• Coordinate workflow with outside service providers.
• Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints in an efficient and cost effective manner.
• Identify and analyze complex patent issues and problems and implement solutions.
• Interact professionally with clients, lawyers, and employees at all levels and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact while safeguarding confidentiality.
• Provide direction and guidance to legal support staff on specific issues, as appropriate.
• Stay abreast of technology trends and make recommendations regarding technology needs.
• Undertake continuing education, and remain abreast of current patent prosecution issues and trends, as required to maintain appropriate accreditation in the field.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Ability to work well with internal and external clients.
• Strong aptitude of working with the USPTO.
• Strong organizational skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail.
• Customer service focused and
• Excellent strategic planning and organizational skills.
Knowledge and Skills
• Advanced working knowledge of database research principles, methods, techniques, and resources.
• Ability to analyze, interpret, and draw inferences from research findings, and prepare reports.
• Ability to provide operational guidance and leadership to technical staff in area of specialty.
• Strong investigative and problem resolution skills.
• Knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards for drafting a range of complex patent documentation in area of expertise.
• Ability to effectively communicate complex factual, technical information.
• Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
• Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.
• Advanced oral and written communication skills.
• Knowledge of current and emerging developments and trends within area of expertise.
• Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
• Ability to learn and capably use various software packages.
• Ability to operate standard office equipment.
• Knowledge of and use of time management and project management strategies.
• Ability to facilitate individual and group meetings.
• Ability to understand and comply with confidentiality issues and ethical responsibilities
• Ability to travel to private and public buildings via private or public conveyance to assist in attending to client needs on legal matters.
• Within the resident office, there is daily contact with partners, associates, paralegals, and office personnel at all levels. There is a moderate amount of contact with these same groups in other offices.
• Outside the Firm, there is a moderate amount of contact with clients, vendor representatives and agency personnel.
• Must be able to sit and work at a computer for extensive periods of time;
• Must be able to routinely lift and carry files and other items up to 10 pounds;
• Must be able to function in a standard office environment.
• Ability to retrieve and distribute print volumes, push and pull packages, and books weighing up to 20 pounds and ability to retrieve and replace objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high
Working Condition and Environment
• Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
• This position is preferably a full-time position requiring a 5-day work week and standard hours as outlined in the firm policy manual.
• Additional hours will be required when necessary to meet established deadlines or stay current with occasional peaks in workload. Flexibility in working overtime evenings and weekends as required by assigned or overflow work.
• May require local and out of town travel.
• If resident office is San Francisco, may require regular travel to the Palo Alto office.
Candidates must have the following attributes and skill set to join our team:
College degree, cheerful and friendly demeanor with a good sense of humor, outstanding attention to detail, exceptional spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills, excellent listening and comprehension skills, great organizational skills, the ability to be a self-starter, willingness to perform entry-level functions as well as tackle higher-level projects, and a flexible “can-do” attitude. You must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Key responsibilities would include assisting in the preparation and filing of patent, trademark and copyright documents, including processing new applications, preparing related documents and correspondence, and performing other administrative duties.
We offer exceptional benefits, including a commuting allowance, health insurance with a health savings account, a 401(k) and profit sharing plan, and a liberal leave policy.
Contact Please send your: (1) resume; (2) cover letter; and (3) salary requirements to: email@example.com. No phone calls please! We look forward to hearing from you! An equal opportunity employer.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
SAIDMAN DESIGNLAW GROUP is a boutique intellectual property law firm located in downtown Silver Spring, 2 blocks from the Silver Spring Metro. We specialize in design law - protecting and enforcing rights in the aesthetic appearance of products. Our Fortune 100 clients rely on us to develop and execute cutting edge design protection strategies. We currently have an opportunity for an outstanding full time legal assistant with 3-5 years of experience, in intellectual property.
We are not your typical law firm. We are a tight-knit, team-oriented group. We work hard while we're here, but we are not here all the time; quality of life is important to each of us. Since most of our clients are out of the area, we enjoy being casually dressed. Working evenings and weekends is the rare exception rather than the rule.
Workman Nydegger, a premier intellectual property law firm, is seeking exceptional prosecution and litigation summer associates (1L and 2L) for 2016. Prosecution candidates must have a technical degree and will, preferably, have already passed the patent bar or at least registered to take the patent bar.
Lowe Hauptman & Ham, LLP requires the services of a talented Practice Coordinator to assist with the management of its largest practice. The ideal candidate will know most of the patent process, from beginning to end, have good tenure and at least 5 years patent prosecution experience.
The list of job duties is as follows:
The Practice Coordinator supports the Practice Manager and serves as the coordinator of day-to-day practice group functions, including but not limited to:
Following up with the Legal Assistants and Attorneys to maintain the timeliness of the workflow and dashboards
Providing assistance with responding to staff inquiries and concerns, including taking appropriate action as needed
Communicating any behavioral concerns of group members to the Practice Manager and/or Firm Director
Providing assistance with review of team work products
Providing overflow assistance as needed
Manage Maintenance Fee Deadlines and Reminders, including payment of Maintenance Fees upon receipt of client instructions.
Responding to important client inquiries and/or requests, and monitoring the completion of projects as needed
Participating in the development and administration of group policies and procedures, as well as the development and administration of programs for ongoing staff development and training
Providing input for bi-weekly team meetings as well as semi-annual one-on-ones
Other duties as assigned by Practice Manager, Firm Director, and/or Senior Managing Partner
Experience 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 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.
Contact Please email cover letter, resume and two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Patent Properties is seeking an experienced Technical Analyst. We are a well-funded startup with an all-star team founded by Jay Walker (founder of Priceline.com), and we’re looking for A-players to help us bring an innovative patent licensing marketplace from concept to reality. If working with an incredible team to build something truly disruptive that can solve a huge problem for society at large sounds interesting to you, let’s talk. This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something special.
What You Will Do
Review and summarize product and service specifications to develop and validate relevant patent search parameters.
Proficiently utilize patent databases and related reporting tools for searching patent publications and evaluate/modify the relevance and quality of reports generated by such reporting tools.
Search and identify additional information when customer documentation is lacking.
What We Look For
Bachelor’s Degree and experience in one of the following areas: Engineering (Electrical, Computer, Software or Mechanical), Electronic and Mobile Communications, Medical Devices, Green Technologies, Computer Systems and Networks, Cryptography, Software development, retail networks, Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) including graphics, interface design, software/hardware communication.
The ability to span an array of technology areas is highly preferred.
Previous patent examining or patent searching experience preferred
Experience in evaluating technical literature in the area of subject matter expertise.
Strength in evaluation and developing a search methodology and results relating to highly technical subject matter and patent claims.
Strong time management skills and dependable in completing quality projects against deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
How We Like to Work
In small, super-productive teams
With as little process as possible
With self-motivated people with an entrepreneurial mindset
With people who express themselves, have a positive attitude and a sense of humor
Sandia National Laboratoriesis searching for a Patent Paralegal for its Legal Technology Transfer Center. This position will provide support for director-level patent attorneys and patent agents. The position requires excellent organizational, problem solving and priority setting skills. Experience working with and understanding of the rules and regulations set forth by the United States Patent & Trademark Office, (USPTO) are essential to success in this position. The position requires reviewing and acting 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.
The successful applicant 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. The successful candidate will be adept at meeting frequent deadlines with constant interruptions while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to work with and appropriately protect sensitive, proprietary and confidential information; and the ability to work in a team environment while exercising independent judgment and interact effectively with peers and all levels of management are necessary. This job series typically: Provides high-level paraprofessional legal support to in-house attorneys and external co-counsel retained to represent Sandia Corporation. Works under attorney supervision but with a high degree of independence to provide paralegal and administrative support of a responsible and confidential nature and helps ensure the smooth functioning of legal matters and projects.
(1) This position requires the candidate to have at least 3 years of direct experience working in a patent prosecution environment within a law firm or in-house. (2) The successful candidate will have experience with USPTO rules and procedures, patent docketing and supporting attorneys. (3) Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance.
(1) Paralegal degree, experience with IP Management software (i.e. Thompson Rueters IP Manager), Adobe, Microsoft Applications (Word, PowerPoint, CRM and Outlook), SharePoint and Excel.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security clearance. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
At Sandia you will receive many benefits as a valued employee of a premier national multi-program engineering and science research laboratory. In our Total Rewards package you will enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, a stimulating, positive environment and learning opportunities that will help build your career. More information may be found on our Careers website.
Additional Info Employer Type: Government Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking a Paralegal Specialist to support NIST intellectual property management and patent prosecution. In this position, the Paralegal Specialist will interact with world renowned scientists and engineers, legal staff, and administrators that are engaged in commercializing new technology by using the patent system. The Paralegal Specialist is expected have a strong knowledge of the U.S. patent system, policies and practices of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Paralegal Specialist must be able to show initiative, possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and interact professionally and collegially with internal and external parties.
Contact This is a position with the United States Government and requires U.S. citizenship. All applicants must apply through this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/396676500. All application material must be submitted no later than Thursday March 19, 2015.
Additional Info Employer Type: Government Job Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
SolarCity is seeking a Sr. Patent Paralegal to support 5+ member IP team with patent preparation, prosecution, diligence, and other IP-related projects including meeting planning, project management, docketing, managing various internal processes, client reporting, etc. The location of this position is flexible, but the successful candidate must be available to occasionally travel to meetings in the bay area (e.g., San Mateo, San Rafael, Fremont, and San Francisco).
Assist Associate General Counsel and other IP attorneys with docket, invention disclosure management system, meeting planning, and preparing reports as needed
Prepare and assist with patent application filing
Assist in maintenance of patent portfolio
Interface with outside counsel
Perform legal research
Respond to inquiries from other members of the SolarCity legal team
Bachelor’s degree preferred
10+ years of experience in patent prosecution and docketing – combination of law firm and in- house experience preferred
Strong knowledge of USPTO rules
Familiarity with at least one commercial docket management system
Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines working independently
Experience with invention disclosures and patent committee meetings
Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong client service skills required
Excellent customer service skills required
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check
Plumsea Law Group, LLCoffered a unique paid internship opportunity for new JDs and patent agents in the fall of 2013. The first class of interns successfully completed the program and were offered permanent positions. All three are currently employed as patent attorneys with Plumsea.
Due to the success of the first internship program, Plumsea will be offering a new internship opportunity in the winter of 2015. The winter 2015 program will start on February 17, 2015, and will be a six-month paid internship limited to a maximum of two interns who are interested in learning how to write high quality patent applications and prosecute patents before the US Patent & Trademark Office. Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or physics backgrounds are required. This is an intensive training program and each intern will be required to draft a number of new patent applications during the program. The interns may be offered positions with the firm after the internship.
The winter 2015 program is aimed at hiring for our Portland, Oregon office with a minimum one year of training in the Bethesda, Maryland office. The internship will count toward the training year.
Submit your resume with grades/rank, a writing sample and cover letter explaining your interest in this opportunity to: email@example.com. Please highlight relevant PTO / law firm / industry experience.
Interviews will be held the mornings of January 21, 28 and February 4. The interview will include a short writing portion.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Portland, Oregon and Bethesda, Maryland
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. has an immediate opening in our Milwaukee office for a Paralegal/Docketing Specialist in our Intellectual Property Department. This is a rare opportunity for the well-qualified candidate to join a dynamic and growing legal department at a large, established law firm that offers career growth potential as the practice grows. You will assist and support timekeepers in meeting the needs and demands of their clients in patent- related matters in the Intellectual Property practice area. You will join an award-winning team with a sophisticated practice. Their philosophy involves a synergistic approach to intellectual property protection and intangible asset management.
Learn all phases of the patent process and procedures.
Prepare and maintain docket.
Assist registered practitioners with filings with US Patent Office.
Assist registered practitioners with communications with foreign counsel.
Communicate with the USPTO.
Open new clients and matters and follow all appropriate procedures for this process.
Enter data for new cases in appropriate database and task the appropriate attorney for all deadlines.
Check CPI Database and keep updated.
Run all appropriate docket reports on weekly and monthly basis.
Enter incoming and outgoing correspondence into CPI docketing system daily.
Print and docket correspondence from PAIR receive daily.
Prepare and send quarterly annuity/MF letters to clients.
Research and review files, databases and other resources to obtain information.
Organize docket deadlines.
Effectively prioritize daily workload based on available time and deadlines.
Assist timekeepers with managing priorities, deadlines and docket.
Organize and maintain files.
Take an interest in client matters and gain background knowledge about clients and their businesses.
Take lead on preparing client correspondence and substantive patent prosecution documents.
Analyze and identify resources to increase efficiency and add value to services we provide.
Experience in all phases of the patent process and familiarity in the U.S. Patent Office is preferred, but we will train the right candidate.
General understanding of patent docketing procedures is preferred, but we will train the right candidate
Interest and ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment
Positive attitude and good people skills.
Excellent written, oral and e-mail communication skills.
Ability to problem-solve and make practical decisions.
Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently.
Must take initiative and be comfortable working in a deadline driven environment.
Ability to prioritize and handle/complete multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
Strong technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Strong attention to detail with a commitment to accuracy.
Excellent grammar, spelling, vocabulary and language skills.
Efficient, flexible and patient.
Ability to display complete discretion and tactfulness with confidential information.
Bachelors' Degree required.
Contact Our constant focus is on superior client services. If you can demonstrate the skills and commitment required for this position, we welcome you to discover the Reinhart Advantage. Please forward your resume along with a cover letter to:
Employee Relations & Staff Recruiting Manager
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Or e-mail Cindy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Canon USA, Inc.is currently seeking a Patent Coordinator II to join our Corporate office in Melville, NY. This position will support patent attorneys in day-to-day patent prosecution activities as well as provide general office support as needed to the Intellectual Property Division's Senior Director.
Provide patent prosecution administrative support, includes working with patent attorneys/agents to file formal papers
Maintain/update patent database as needed
Correspond with clients as needed
Assist in preparing routine legal documents and reports
Provide other administrative support as needed
Requires a High School diploma or equivalent, plus 2-5 years of patent prosecution administrative support experience.
Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Basic MS Office skills (Word, Excel) and Adobe Acrobat
Canon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Additional Info Employer Type: Large Corporation Job Location: Melville, New York
Canon U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Melville, New York, is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.
Canon U.S.A's extensive product line and digital solutions enable businesses and consumers worldwide to capture, store and distribute information.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office
Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking a Patent Paralegal in Wooster, OH to support the Patent Group. This position is responsible for providing day to day support to Patent Attorneys.
Cost tracking of attorneys' expenses and assistance with budgeting
Reporting of new inventions and prosecution expenses and maintenance fees
Preparing and filing formal documents with USPTO
Organizing Patent Committee Meetings
Organization of paper and electronic files not stored in the database
Comprehensive deadline tracking including individual to-do lists
Creation of database queries for diverse reporting requests
U.S. and PCT application filing and prosecution support
Management of dockets
Data entry and retrieval from IP databases
Qualified candidates will have:
Minimum 2 years experience in patent administration
Experience with docketing, database management, license agreement
Extensive experience with USPTO forms and electronic filing
Experience with electronic filing of PCT applications with the USPTO
Strong verbal & written communication skills
Fluency in German is an asset
Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
As a premier regional law firm, Holland & Hart has gained a reputation of providing its clientele with the highest quality legal services. Holland & Hart is seeking an IP specialist (a hybrid patent prosecution paralegal/patent secretary) to support their growing electronics patent practice in Boulder and/or Denver, 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 substantive experience with patent prosecution, and desire to have a long term career in this field. Superior attention to detail and proofreading skills are 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 IP, a strong work ethic, and a drive to excel are all necessary.
Manage and perform range of duties related to electronic internal file system;
Generate templates for patent applications, and responses to various Office Actions (including but not limited to: a Filing Receipt, Notice to File Missing Parts, Response to Office Action, Notice of Publication, Notice of Allowance, Issue Notification; and Letters Patent). These duties relate to filing/correspondence with USPTO, PCT, and foreign associates;
Prepare additional templates for various legal documents (Declaration, Powers of Attorney, Assignments);
Review formalities of filed patent documents to ensure proper form, including Filing Receipts, Declarations, Recordings, Information Disclosure Statements, allowed patents ready to issue, etc.);
Perform electronic filings at USPTO;
Manage intake and opening of matters; and
Perform a range of administrative duties.
Contact We offer excellent salaries, outstanding benefits, and a professional work environment. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume to: Charlene Moe, Holland & Hart, P.O. Box 8749, Denver, CO 80201 ; CMoe@hollandhart.com or fax (303) 295-8261. No phone calls please.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Boulder, Colorado
EchoStar is seeking an IP Paralegal to assist and provide legal support and administration to intellectual property attorneys.
• Manage patent and trademark prosecution dockets and deadlines
• Prepare U.S. patent and trademark applications and prosecution documents for submission to USPTO
• Research patent, trademark and copyright issues
• Manage IP group files and prepare correspondence
• Serve as point of contact with outside counsel on both billing and substantive issues
• Otherwise support work of company IP attorneys
• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university
• At least two years of IP experience
• Proficient with Foundation IP or similar IP docketing system
• Proficient in performing legal research
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Able to prioritize work-load and work under a tight schedule
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Able to analyze legal documents for accuracy
• Able to work in a fast paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadline
EchoStar provides a variety of benefits for all employees. In addition to health and wellness benefits that support a new era in healthcare management, we provide unique benefits including Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Stock Purchase, Discounted rates on HughesNet and Dish Network services, Slingbox discounts and much more. For a complete list of benefits and specific company detail please visit www.echostar.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Large Corporation Job Location: Denver, Colorado
EchoStar delivers innovative products and services that power global communication, commerce and entertainment. Through our market-leading Digital Broadcast Centers across North America, we operate one the world’s largest and most advanced digital broadcast networks, serving over 17 million end users every day. Our historical pioneering development of market solutions such as satellite spot-beam technology, end-to-end MPEG4 video delivery, placeshifting, whole home DVR sharing and VSAT data network management have consistently set new standards in the industry.
As a premier regional law firm, Holland & Hart has gained a reputation of providing its clientele with the highest quality legal services. We currently have an opening in our Colorado Springs office for a Legal Secretary working with attorneys in the practice areas of Intellectual Property and Trademark.
The position will require previous legal secretarial experience, a detail oriented person with strong organizational skills and a knowledge and understanding of U.S. patent and trademark documents, filing procedures and deadlines, typing of 80 wpm and knowledge of MSWord. We offer excellent salaries, outstanding benefits, and a professional work environment. Holland & Hart LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Send resume and cover letter to Sharon Busheff via e-mail to CMoe@hollandhart.com or fax to 303-295-8261. No phone calls please.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Colorado Springs, Colo.