Foreign Patent Paralegal

COJK is seeking qualified candidates to fill a full-time Foreign Patent Paralegal position.

Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of five years of foreign patent filing and prosecution experience in a law firm setting.  The successful candidate will support multiple attorneys and manage a full docket in a virtual work environment. Candidates must possess strong attention to detail and the ability to articulate clearly and effectively in verbal and written communications. An important quality of the successful candidate is the desire to be part of a team, along with the ability to work independently. 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, file, and manage global patent applications, both nationally and via the PCT
  • Draft original correspondence, within the ethical boundaries of a paralegal position, to foreign associates and clients
  • Docket review and management
  • Oversee assistants and other staff as needed to maintain accuracy of data and increase efficiency in producing high quality work product
  • Correspond directly with clients, attorneys, and foreign associates
  • Update office databases to ensure accurate information is maintained
  • Participate in special projects as needs arise

Skills:

  • Solid understanding acquired through experience of foreign patent lifecycles in multiple countries and regions
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Successfully work independently or collaborate with others as needs arise
  • High level of oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of firm personnel and clients
  • Demonstrate analytical ability and the ability to set priorities and exercise independent judgment
  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Products
  • Strong spelling, punctuation, grammar, and proofreading skills
  • Experience e-filing PCT applications
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized while working in a virtual environment
  • Excellent customer service
  • Willingness to be flexible while adhering to firm procedures and standards
  • Experience filing and prosecuting trademarks is a plus but not required

Compensation:

  • Dependent on experience
  • Full benefits:
    • Medical/Dental/Vision/LTD/STD/LTC
    • 401(k)
    • Metro Pass

To apply for this position, please click here.

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