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.
Rabin & Berdo, PC, a boutique IP law firm in downtown Washington, D.C., is seeking an individual whose primary language is Japanese, and who is fluent in English, to work in a friendly, casual, and cooperative environment with opportunities for professional advancement.
Responsibilities: Will include orally communicating with Japanese clients and the Firm’s attorneys in both Japanese and English, translating written communications between English and Japanese, and performing various administrative functions. The ideal candidate will have experience in the patent workplace, and/or a scientific or technical background. Representative clients include national and multinational corporations. Flexible work hours available.
Responsibilities: • Prepare, file, and assist with U.S. and foreign prosecution of patent applications, including: (1) Preparation and execution of document pertinent to application filing, i.e., Application Data Sheets, Declarations, Assignments, etc.; (2) Compilation and loading of patent application documents for filing at USPTO EFS-web; (3) Preparation and submission of filing instructions to foreign associates; (4) Preparation of Information Disclosure Statements; (5) Recordation of patent assignments; (6) Preparation of PCT Request and compilation of patent document necessary for PCT filing; (7) Preparation of Office Action response boiler-plate, cited art, and other materials for IP Practitioners; and (8) Docketing of Invention Disclosures from inventors. • Docket all incoming correspondence from the USPTO and domestic/foreign associates, and execute regular docket reports for IP practitioners, including following up with IP Practitioner activity, verifying attendance to deadlines, and reviewing progress on applications. • Organize quarterly annuity reports for all US and EU sites, including statements from CPI Annuity and CPA Global, submit newly granted patent data to CPI/CPA for patent maintenance monitoring, respond to data inquiries from CPI/CPA, and confirm annuities paid through CPI/CPA. • Maintain organized filing system, including both electronic and physical files. • Monitor USPTO Deposit Account and replenish when necessary. • Understand and stay abreast of changes to USPTO and PCT rules and processes. • Populate docketing system and electronic file wrapper system with patent data received from third party files following IP portfolio acquisitions. • Compile monthly submission of IP/Legal invoices for Director, IP, and submit for review and authorization.
Qualifications: • Education: High School diploma required (or equivalent), College degree preferred. Paralegal Certificate and 3 - 5 years patent prosecution experience. • Patent Prosecution experience is required. • Proficient in CPi docket management system. • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). • Proficient with USPTO EFS-WEB and Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR). • Capable of addressing daily matters with minimal instruction, and able to quickly adapt to new assignments. • Capable of taking initiative and anticipating the administrative needs of the IP Practitioners. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Attention to detail and organizational skills are a must.
Additional Info: Employer Type: Large Corporation Job Location: Austin, Texas
We engineer success. Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings is the holding company of TEL’s U.S. subsidiaries. We oversee the intensely innovative development and production of cutting-edge products that are used globally in the electronics industry. Our employees work closely with chip manufacturers, material suppliers, and other equipment suppliers to pursue common goals and learn collectively in a pre-competitive manner ensuring timely solutions to the technology roadmap of the semiconductor industry.
Morgan Lewis is currently seeking an IP Docket Clerk for the Patent Practice Group who will be resident in our San Francisco office. This IP Docket Clerk will report to the Patent Docketing Supervisor. The qualified candidate will be responsible for reviewing and extracting patent information from foreign and domestic incoming client related communications and US Patent & Trademark Office communications for entry into our docketing database. This data entry will be done in accordance with the procedures established for each of our clients. In addition, this position is responsible for monitoring the US Patent & Trademark Office daily dockets and will be assigned other administrative and project responsibilities as needed.
Qualified candidates must possess a high school diploma, post high school education preferred, and a minimum of one year of relevant experience. The successful candidate will have strong communication and proofreading skills. An organized approach to work assignments, excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and a team-oriented attitude are also needed. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Previous experience with the CPI docketing database is preferred but not required. Flexibility to work overtime is required.
iRobotcurrently has an opportunity available for a Patent Prosecution Paralegal, Legal Assistant or Specialist. This position is responsible for assisting our small legal department with all aspects of corporate patent prosecution, as well as many on-the-fly demands made on a small in-house team interacting regularly with many outside US and foreign counsel. The position requires flexibility to modify firm practices to in-house, non-firm structure and an ability to understand the interactions with outside counsel from the client perspective.
Essential Functions / Job Duties: • Docket incoming legal communications from outside counsel; periodically merge multiple docket reports; manage an effective reminder system; integrate third party files from acquisitions; maintain organized filing (electronic and physical); maintain competitor product archive; manage concordance and correctness of outside and inside records; coordinate accounting communications and reports; • Assist with patent prosecution records and documents, maintain, coordinate and update prior art records and databases, assist preparation and filing of Information Disclosure Statements. • Co-manage migration of internal databases to cloud services. Run and coordinate reports from cloud services providers including prosecution management and cost forecasting services; manually update cloud services with record exceptions • Coordinate and prepare materials for Patent Committee meetings, Inventor Dinners, and other special projects as needed
Qualifications: • Demonstrated capability to own and execute on discrete projects through completion • Education: Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate • 5 years patent prosecution experience (in-house experience not required, but for candidates with only firm experience, a willingness to part with billable hours will be helpful). • Proficient in USPTO Electronic Filing System (EFS) and underlying support tools (e.g., PDF authoring software such as Acrobat) • Proficient in one or more docket management system(s) • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Additional Info: Employer Type: Small Corporation Job Location: Bedford, Massachusetts
iRobot Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination. It is the objective of our Company to assure equal opportunity in all aspects of recruitment and employment of employees. Further, it is our policy to maintain and promote nondiscrimination regarding race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, marital status, gender, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, sexual orientation, religion, political philosophy, unfavorable discharge from military service or age in all phases of employment practices and facilities in accordance with all applicable laws and Executive Orders.
Oliff & Berridge, PLC, a full service IP law firm in Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking an experienced paralegal to assist with litigation and general IP matters. Experience with litigation technology applications including document review databases and imaging a plus. Requires excellent research skills including Westlaw, PACER, Internet and other online, electronic and hard-copy resources. Strong written and oral communication skills, advanced proficiency with Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint applications. Must be available for some travel and overtime, when necessary. Background in IP prosecution is a plus; firm will train an exceptional candidate in IP prosecution. Position will split time between litigation, IP prosecution and other IP-related matters as needed.
Contact: Fax cover letter with job title, salary requirements, and resume to Oliff & Berridge, PLC at 703-519-0938 or email to email@example.com. EOE.
Additional Info: Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia; St. Louis, Missouri; Charlotte, North Carolina
Moderna Therapeuticsis seeking a skilled para-professional (assistant or paralegal) for in-house legal support with a focus on intellectual property and transactional matters. This talented individual will be instrumental in supporting internal efforts directed at patent preparation, filing, and prosecution. The position will also involve support of transactional work directed to various contracts and agreements including MTAs, CDAs, JDAs, MSAs, research collaborations, and licensing agreements. The IP assistant/paralegal will also provide general support of the company’s legal department as well as special projects as they may arise within the department.
Responsibilities: • Effectively collaborates with in-house attorneys and agents and coordinates with outside counsel/staff • Supports timely patent preparation, filing and prosecution activities • Support and manage all contract and transactional work at the company • Responsible for special projects including, but not limited to; due diligence, assignment projects, interference proceedings, post grant review, sequence listings, re- examinations, and on-line patent database searches • Assumes additional responsibilities, as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: • 3 years of legal administrative or para-professional experience in a corporation or law firm • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, searching and docketing software • Effective collaborator interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications: • A BA/BS degree • Experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry or at law firm that supports the same • Familiarity with technical aspects of biological or chemical sciences • Notary Public certification
Competencies: • Detail Orientation (strong attention to detail and high quality work standards) • Highly Organized (ability to prioritize and perform effectively under pressure) • Results Orientation • Operates Independently (works independently and meet deadlines with minimum supervision) • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills • Effective Communication (oral and written)
Additional Info: Employer Type: Small Corporation Job Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Why join Moderna Therapeutics:
Moderna Therapeutics is pioneering messenger RNA therapeutics™, an entirely new in vivo drug modality that produces human proteins or antibodies inside patient cells, which are in turn active intracellularly or secreted. This breakthrough platform addresses currently undruggable targets and offers a superior alternative to existing drug modalities for a wide range of disease conditions. Moderna has developed a broad intellectual property estate relating to mRNA therapeutic technologies ranging from novel nucleotide chemistries to specific drug compositions. The company plans to develop and commercialize its innovative mRNA drugs—initially for rare diseases and oncology—while partnering drug candidates in other therapeutic areas in order to rapidly deliver this innovation to patients.
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Moderna is privately held and was founded in 2010 by Flagship VentureLabs in association with leading scientists from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Moderna recently signed a collaboration agreement with Astra Zeneca that provided a $240MM upfront payment (plus milestone payments).
Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
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.
Qualifications: 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.
Contact: If you qualify and are interested in joining a dynamic friendly organization send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to Charlene Moe 303-295-8261. No phone calls please.
Additional Info: Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Boulder, Colorado