Patent Paralegal at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Full-Time

Houston, TX, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

Description & Requirements

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s Houston, TX office is actively seeking an experienced Patent Paralegal to join its Intellectual Property Practice Group. The successful candidate will be versed in all facets of patent prosecution, including U.S., PCT, non-PCT convention, and national stage filings.

Duties Will Include
• Knowledge and execution of US patent filings via EFS.
• Knowledge and management of foreign patent prosecution and working with foreign agents.
• Reviewing office actions and other communications from patent offices and reporting same to client.
• Preparing office action response shells for attorney.
• Preparing formal documents, forwarding to client for signature and filing with various patent offices.
• Daily monitoring of docket and taking appropriate steps to clear deadlines.
• Working closely with docketing staff to ensure all dates are docketed.
• Communicating with USPTO personnel as needed. Handling and processing of foreign associate invoices.
• Other tasks as assigned.

Requirements
• Experience in patent prosecution and with a focus on filing US and foreign patent documents in a variety of countries.
• Solid experience filing patent applications.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team with great attention to detail, interacting with all levels of firm personnel and with clients.
• Ability to develop and document processes and procedures.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of foreign associates.
• Strong knowledge of Windows-based software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; documents management systems, including Worksite (or iManage), docketing systems, such as CPi.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to take the initiative to accomplish objectives in a timely manner while demonstrating professionalism.
• Knowledge of U.S. and foreign procedures and processes relating to patent prosecution and filing patent applications.
• Experience working in a law firm environment.
• Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of experience with patent docketing and/or prosecution administration; or equivalent combination of education and experience with Intellectual Property filing and prosecution rules and regulations.

Vaccination Requirements: To help promote and ensure the safety of all of our employees and the clients we serve, we strongly encourage all personnel to be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccination status. Vaccination status will be requested and will be kept confidential.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Knowledge and execution of US patent filings via EFS
  • Knowledge and management of foreign patent prosecution and working with foreign agents
  • Reviewing office actions and other communications from patent offices and reporting same to client
  • Preparing office action response shells for attorney
  • Preparing formal documents, forwarding to client for signature and filing with various patent offices
  • Daily monitoring of docket and taking appropriate steps to clear deadlines
  • Working closely with docketing staff to ensure all dates are docketed
  • Communicating with USPTO personnel as needed
  • Handling and processing of foreign associate invoices
  • Other tasks as assigned

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Experience in patent prosecution and with a focus on filing US and foreign patent documents in a variety of countries

  • Solid experience filing patent applications

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with great attention to detail, interacting with all levels of firm personnel and with clients

  • Ability to develop and document processes and procedures

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of foreign associates

  • Strong knowledge of Windows-based software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; documents management systems, including Worksite (or iManage), docketing systems, such as CPi

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to take the initiative to accomplish objectives in a timely manner while demonstrating professionalism

  • Knowledge of U.S. and foreign procedures and processes relating to patent prosecution and filing patent applications

  • Experience working in a law firm environment

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of experience with patent docketing and/or prosecution administration; or equivalent combination of education and experience with Intellectual Property filing and prosecution rules and regulations

  • Vaccination Requirements: To help promote and ensure the safety of all of our employees and the clients we serve, we strongly encourage all personnel to be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccination status

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