• Patent Paralegal

    Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
    Posted Date 4 days ago(12/6/2018 2:55 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1179
    Category
    Patents Mechanical
  • General Summary

    Alston & Bird is conducting a search for an experienced IP Patents Paralegal to assist attorneys firm-wide in our fast paced IP Patent Group. Candidates should have previous work experience in IP Patents and an in depth understanding of USPTO practices and procedures. Candidates should also possess exceptional organizational skills, a working knowledge of general office procedure and filing techniquies, along with a strong attention to detail and the ability to concentate on competing assigned tasks.

     

    This position can be located in our Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh or Silicon Valley office.

    Essential Duties

     

    • Responsible for maintaining and managing heavy patent prosecution docket, including responsibility for ensuring deadlines are met, original correspondence is drafted, and tasks are handled
    • Ability to work effectively in an interactive, cross-office environment
    • Ability to ensure all deadlines are met timely
    • Ability to Communicate with clients and foreign associates regarding prosecution deadlines and related matters
    • Ability to work independently and effectively with foriegn associates
    • Knowledgeable in preparation and filing of US and international applications
    • Solid understanding of US patent prosecution life cycles
    • Special projects including assignment, intake, and due diligence projects as assigned
    • Proof and report Letters Patent documents

    Skills Needed to be Successful

    • 5-10 years of experience in Patent Prosecution
    • Experience in Foriegn Patent Prosecution strongly preferred
    • Ability to work independently while handling complex tasks
    • Ability to work well with individuls at all levels of the organization
    • Hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 5:00, but must have the flexibilty to work beyond normal working hours when necessary
    • Ability to meet the firm's paralegal billing goal
    • A Bachelor's Degree and/or a certified paralegal certificate is required

    Additional Information

    The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.

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