IP Paralegal

Boston, MA 02210

Job Type: Paralegal Manager Job Number: 6975 Salary Range: $100,000-$135,000

Job Description

  • 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:
  1. US and PCT application filing papers, including Declarations, Assignments, and Powers of Attorney;
  2. US prosecution/follow on papers, including Responses to Missing Parts/Corrected Papers, Responses to Office Actions, Petitions, Issue Fee and related/other USPTO forms;
  3. PCT follow on papers, including Responses to Invitations, PCT Powers of Attorney, Notification of Recording of Change, and other related PCT communications;
  4. Prepares instructions to foreign associates for filing national patent applications in various foreign patent offices, and completes all formality requirements;
  5. Prepares US and foreign filing estimates;
  6. Reviews incoming correspondence, including paper and electronic mail, and takes/facilitates necessary action; and, 
  7. 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.

Job Requirements:
  • 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.

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Victoria LaPorte
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