Foreign Filing Paralegal

Boston, MA 02111 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/20/2018 Job ID: 80964 Specialty: Legal & Compliance

A prestigious law firm in Boston, MA is seeking a Foreign Filing Paralegal to join their team. As the Foreign Filing Paralegal, you will work closely with the attorneys, technology specialists, and staff to ensure that clients’ foreign intellectual property is protected and all foreign requirements are anticipated and satisfied. The Foreign Filing Paralegal must provide exceptional client service (internal and external) and deliver a consistently high-quality work product. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Foreign Filing Paralegal:
  • Manage a foreign patent prosecution docket ensuring all deadlines are met in an efficient, timely manner
  • Communicate appropriate information to Docketing daily and respond as soon as possible to all Docketing inquiries
  • Work closely with attorneys, technology specialists, and staff to prepare and file PCT, foreign, and US national phase patent applications and formal papers as needed
  • Prepare correspondence/documents to send to clients, foreign associates, the US Receiving Office, and international patent offices
  • Work directly with clients to obtain executed assignments, declarations, powers of attorney and other documents
  • Prepare foreign patent cost estimates
  • Prepare formal papers, and other miscellaneous documents as needed
  • Prepare client reporting letters, foreign attorney instruction letters
  • Learn, adhere to, and uphold firm standards and procedures
  • Communicate directly with clients, foreign attorneys, USPTO and International Bureau of WIPO under the direction of a patent attorney or agent
  • Double check work product before presenting to attorney for review, and again before sending or filing
  • Ensure that client-matter numbers are opened according to the IP Section’ s guidelines and before work is started
  • Review and forward annuity information to the annuity paralegal and foreign attorney invoices to Finance
  • Maintain neat and orderly foreign patent files
  • Record time daily in Intapp and strive to meet billable target
Requirements for the Foreign Filing Paralegal:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree
  • 5+ years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm
  • Solid experience and working knowledge of PCT and foreign patent rules, filing requirements, and forms
  • Experience working in PAIR and e-filing with the USPTO Receiving Office
  • Experience with IPDAS and Foundation IP preferred
  • Outstanding sense of customer service
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      

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