Intellectual Property Foreign Patent Paralegal

COJK is seeking qualified candidates to fill a full-time IP Foreign Patent Paralegal position.  Qualified IP Paralegal candidates will possess a minimum of 5 years of foreign intellectual property experience, a plus if candidate has Trademark experience as well.  Candidate must possess strong organizational and communication skills, and a desire to provide quality work products.


  • File foreign patent applications in multiple countries, assist attorneys with prosecution, and maintain foreign patents
  • Draft original correspondence, within the ethical boundaries of a paralegal position, to foreign associates and clients
  • Maintain foreign patent files and docket
  • Oversee assistant and other staff as needed to maintain accuracy of data and increase efficiency in producing high quality work product
  • Maintain current docket for assigned cases and work with attorneys to ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner
  • Provide assistance and support of co-workers in the department to ensure that consistent, thorough support is given to attorneys
  • Update office databases to ensure accurate information is maintained
  • Maintain confidentiality


  • Solid understanding acquired through experience of foreign patent lifecycles in multiple countries and regions
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, and accurately in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision
  • High level of oral and written communication skills, with an 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
  • Trademark experience is preferred, but not required
  • Strong spelling, punctuation, grammar, and proofreading skills
  • Experience e-filing
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
  • Excellent customer service
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Willingness to be flexible


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

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