Patent Paralegal - Pasadena
Patent Paralegal needed for a respected and busy law firm, with high end technology clients in several technology sectors (biotechnology, electrical engineering, software, etc.) This is a great opportunity for a sharp Patent Paralegal to join a high-performing team.
Specific Patent Paralegal duties include:
Working closely with a legal team of Patent Agents, Attorneys and Paralegals on substinative work.
Assisting in filing of U.S. and PCT patent applications.
planning, directing and reviewing of the work assigned to other support staff, as well as special projects designated by associates/partners.
Correspond with foreign associates; oversee payment of foreign associates’ invoices. Assist in preparing claim amendments.
Qualified Patent Paralegals will have:
At least 3+ years Paralegal experience, preferably in a patent prosecution law firm.
Four year degree and patent training/certificate. Applicable experience may be substituted for formal education if 2 year degree and paralegal certificate.
Relevant Patent Prosecution experience in a professional environment which includes progressive responsibility in managing patent matters on the prosecution side is highly desirable.
Knowledge of US and PCT patent rules and procedure highly desirable.
Ability to draft correspondence to clients regarding status of applications and patents, and reporting Office Actions.
Ability to construct timelines of events, review file history, extract critical data and reconstruct portfolio.
Law firm IP experience preferred. Candidates who are detail-oriented and able to work independently in a fast paced, challenging environment.
Must possess excellent English, reading, and writing skills.