Patent Prosecution Paralegal

LHH Recruitment Solutions
Dec 05, 2023
Dec 08, 2023
Contract Type
LHH is recruiting a Patent Prosecution Paralegal for a Chicago Intellectual Property firm. The Patent Prosecution Paralegal is responsible for providing support to a team of attorneys in the Patent Prosecution practice area. This role will assist in the preparation and maintenance of all foreign and domestic patent applications. This will include the filing and prosecution of all applications, portfolio management and effectively responding to all foreign and domestic correspondences in a timely manner.

  • Prepare and file US patent applications (including utility, US national state, and design) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, along with patent responses and other documents including assignments.
  • Prepare and file foreign patent application (including PCT, non–PCT, national stage, etc.), with the United State Receiving Office, International Bureau of WIPO or by way of communicating with foreign counsel, along with responses to Invitation to Correct Defects, Chapter II Demands and Article 10 and 34 Amendments.
  • Manage and monitor daily docket of deadlines and ensure deadlines are met and system is properly updated.
  • Organize, prepare, and file informational disclosure statements with the USPTO.
  • Work with foreign law firms to supply appropriate materials to be filed in foreign patent application (including prior art, search and exam reports from counterpart applications, spreadsheet of counterpart applications).
  • Review and respond correspondence from foreign counsel, clients and domestic outside counsel.
  • Research patent–related information from multiple credible sources including the MPEP, Brown Books and Derwent for legal professionals.
  • Support multiple intellectual property legal professionals.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the legal professionals.

  • Bachelor???s degree or paralegal certificate is highly preferred.
  • 3–5 years of patent prosecution experience or training within a law firm setting preferred.
  • Experience with electronic research tools and patent prosecution filing systems such as WIPO, Lexis Nexis, Westlaw and USPTO.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy, superior attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to facilitate clear and concise communication with others in a positive manner.
  • Ability to work with others effectively in a team that encourages diversity of thought and innovation.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor, exhibit sound judgment, maintain confidentiality and use discretion.
  • Ability to exhibit problem–solving skills and demonstrate initiative and accountability.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic fast paced environment with fluidity amidst multiple projects, shifting priorities and competing deadlines.
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Pay Details: $85,000.00 to $120,000.00 per year

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