Patent Specialist at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Mid Level

Fort Wayne, IN, USA

$47.000 - $66.000

27 May → 26 Jun

Job Description

Faegre Drinker has an opportunity for a Patent Specialist to work with our Intellectual Property team in our Fort Wayne, downtown Indianapolis or Minneapolis office. You will be part of a dynamic team dedicated to supporting all types of patent prosecution activities. This position will work with other talented individuals who share a passion for doing great work in the best interest of our clients.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in filing of US, PCT and foreign regional patent applications and responses.
  • Prepare and review necessary filing documents and electronic files, which includes drafting form papers, preliminary amendments for continuation and divisional patent applications, demands, legalization documents and cited art.
  • Assist in patent filing strategy discussions and due diligence.
  • Research issues related to the preparation or prosecution of patent applications.
  • Review chain-of-title for accuracy and continuity.
  • Obtain certified copies of US or foreign applications.
  • Manage client and attorney dockets to ensure all deadlines are met in a timely manner.
  • Review files to determine next action and confer with attorneys to discuss file status and upcoming deadlines.
  • Conduct patent family searches.
  • Obtain copies of English translations to foreign references.
  • Draft intellectual property exhibits for license agreements.
  • Communicate with clients and associates on assignments, powers of attorney, status checks and requests for examination.
  • Draft correspondence to clients regarding the status of applications.
  • Additional duties and projects, as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Two-year Associate‚Äôs degree and/or paralegal certification required; equivalent years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience with patent prosecution, or experience in a comparable position in the legal industry, required.

  • Proficiency with a variety of technical applications: Microsoft Office suite; Adobe Acrobat; time and billing software; US Patent Office Electronic Filing System; docketing applications (i.e., Inprotech); and internet research tools.

  • Familiarity with and experience using USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) procedures, rules and requirements.

  • Knowledge of various Court systems and filing requirements.

  • Knowledge of US and PCT patent rules and procedure, national laws of other countries and Paris Convention applicable deadlines preferred.

  • Strong commitment to client service.

  • Ability to track a minimum of 500 tasks/hours as an annual target.

  • Cooperation and the ability to collaborate in a team, including across offices.

  • Strong organization and management skills, with the ability to prioritize and delegate projects and tasks.

  • Ability to problem solve and use sound judgment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Strong sense of urgency and professional dedication.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Positive and professional demeanor.

Benefits/What We offer

  • Paid time for firm-sponsored volunteer events.

  • Opportunity to participate in pro bono cases.

  • Professional environment and the opportunity to work with experts at the top of their fields.

  • Variety of health plan options, as well as dental and vision plans.

  • Generous paid time off.

  • Temporarily remote due to COVID-19.

How To Apply

Apply through LegalJobs. 

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