155 Seaport Blvd Boston, MA 02210 US
- 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.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- 7+ years’ experience as a paralegal in US and foreign intellectual property practice.
- 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 and expertise 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.