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Intellectual Property/Patent Prosecution Paralegal at Rimon Law
05 Jul → 04 Aug
Rimon PC is seeking a skilled Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal experienced in patent prosecution to join our growing team. The Paralegal can work from a home office located anywhere in the US. The successful candidate for this role will be a detail-oriented team player, with leadership experience, strong communication skills, and exceptional technical skills.
The Paralegal will operate as a part of a team of lawyers and staff to provide a high level of service to our clients. The Paralegal will assist, under the supervision of lawyers, in the preparation, filing, and prosecution, of patents with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), US Copyright Office, and Patent and Foreign Associates in various countries.
Rimon Law (Rimon, P.C. and NovaLaw, Inc.) is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or an employee based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected class under federal, state, or local law.
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- Assist attorneys with both U.S. and foreign patent prosecution matters.
- Draft provisional, non-provisional, PCT and design application transmittal papers
- Draft and coordinates execution of Assignments, Powers of Attorney, and Declarations. Draft Response shells, Preliminary Amendments, Missing Parts Response, Petitions, Request for Extensions of Time, Information Disclosure Statements, Notice of Appeal, Issue fee, Requests for corrected documents and performs status checks.
- Draft documents and responses related to PCT Applications, Request, Demand for Preliminary Examination, Response to Defects and Appointments of Agents. Draft and file National and Regional Phase applications in PCT countries and correspond with foreign associates.
- Coordinate execution of foreign Powers of Attorney and Assignments.
- Draft Reporting letters, fee reminders and miscellaneous communications with Foreign Associates.
- Maintain Patent docket
Requirements / Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or certificate in paralegal studies
Minimum of 5 years IP experience focused on patent prosecution
Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
Familiarity with procedures for billable time in time tracking program
Familiarity with electronic document management systems, iManage a plus
Familiarity with electronic filing with the USPTO
Thorough knowledge of U.S. patent prosecution procedures and PTO rules and forms