Patent Prosecution Paralegal II

Integrated Resources
Jun 06, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Contract Type
This is a mid–level position within the Intellectual Property prosecution team at ClientSciences, reporting to the Patent Prosecution Team Leader. The prosecution team consist of 15 Attorneys, and 8 Paralegals. This team is made up of high caliber, reputable and extremely hard–working IP professionals, all of whom play an integral role in the companys ability to continue providing therapies to medical areas of unmet needs worldwide.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
  • Assistance with US and Foreign patent prosecution
  • Collaborating with US law firm counsel regarding patent prosecution matters
  • Preparing response drafts for US and foreign patent prosecution
  • Collaborating with foreign counsel regarding patent prosecution matters
  • Coordinating with attorneys regarding docket planning and workflow
  • Coordinating with the Patent Prosecution Team Leader regarding workload
  • Preparing and enduring compliance with ClientIP Department Standard Operating Procedures and best practices including completion of internal checklists
  • Ensuring all outstanding docket items are addressed, reported to docketing and correctly reflected in Memotech
  • Preparing and maintaining the IDS database and spreadsheets as needed
  • Reviewing issued US patents for accuracy and preparing certificates of correction as needed
  • Preparing complex correspondence for attorney review
  • Updating and maintaining complete electronic files for prosecution matters
  • Assisting with maintaining and updating internal patent prosecutions systems
  • Performing legal research as needed by attorneys
  • Collaborating with other Legal departments and personnel
  • Performing notarizations as needed
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • Requires minimum of a high school diploma and paralegal training. Paralegal certification is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in US and patent prosecution experience (both US and foreign prosecution experience is preferred).
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills
  • High proficiency in computer skills including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe and Visio, etc.
  • Experience with the iManage document management experience is preferred
  • Experience with docketing systems (e.g., Memotech ) is preferred
  • Candidates must possess the ability to work well with others in a team setting
  • Organizational skills, exceptional time management and attention to detail are a must
Working conditions
  • This is an in–office position with work–from–home hours as approved by Manager
  • Business travel is not required