IP Paralegal

AMS Staffing, Inc.
Jun 04, 2023
Jun 06, 2023
Contract Type
Please send your resume in WORD format should you be interested in the following IP Paralegal position located in Boston MA. This is a full–time, direct–hire position with a salary range of $90K – $120K with awesome benefits. If you are not interested in this position, please pass onto colleagues/associates as we do offer referral fees should they be hired. Job Title: IP Paralegal Location: Boston MA Work Environment: Hybrid (3 days in office/2 days WFH – must be willing to be onsite the first few weeks of starting) Salary: $90K – $120K Bachelor's degree: Highly Preferred Work hours: Mon – Fri 9:00am–5:00pm Term: Full–time 3rd Party C2C/Transfer: No Referral Fee: $500 – Refer qualified colleague, friends, or family. Please reply with an updated resume in Microsoft Word format 2–3 years' experience as a Paralegal in US and Foreign intellectual property practice Job Description: The IP Paralegal will assist with the preparation of US and foreign documents for filing in respective patent offices, prepare follow–on prosecution documents, track and communicate deadlines, perform relevant on–line searches, prepare cost estimates, and review intake of daily correspondence to determine what needs to be communicated to the client. RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops a standard workflow and prioritizes work tasks; becomes proficient in new processes. Assists in developing foreign filing letters based upon new rules/laws. Prepares supporting documents for attorneys, including but not limited to, the following: US and PCT application filing papers, including Declarations, Assignments, and Powers of Attorney; US prosecution/follow on papers, including Responses to Missing Parts/Corrected Papers, Responses to Office Actions, Petitions, Issue Fee and related/other USPTO forms; PCT follow on papers, including Responses to Invitations, PCT Powers of Attorney, Notification of Recording of Change, and other related PCT communications; Prepares instructions to foreign associates for filing national patent applications in various foreign patent offices, and completes all formality requirements; Prepares US and foreign filing estimates; Reviews incoming correspondence, including paper and electronic mail, and takes/facilitates necessary action; and, Works with outside vendors to obtain formal drawings and legalization of documents. Complies with docket and de–docketing practices. Manages the docket of US and foreign applications to ensure all dates are accurate and outstanding deadlines are met timely. Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned. ADDITIONAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE Knowledge of procedural requirements for filing US and PCT patent applications with the USPTO and the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). Hands–on electronic filing experience at the USPTO. Knowledge of foreign filing and national phase entry procedural requirements. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excellent grammar, spelling and proofing for content and context. Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong communication skills, tact and diplomacy, as well as the ability to interact positively and productively with all levels of the Firm. Ability to assume responsibility for assigned tasks, and if necessary, able to delegate workload in order to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Demonstrates organization, flexibility, and reliability to set priorities, as well as the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and works well under pressure. Detail–orientated and self–motivated. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with team members as well as attorneys and staff throughout the firm. Adaptable to last minute changes and disruptions, and able to accommodate occasional overtime work when required.