Foreign Filing Paralegal

Boston, MA 02111

Posted: 06/04/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Specialty: Legal & Compliance Job Number: 83868

A prestigious law firm in Boston, MA is seeking a Foreign Filing Paralegal with exceptional client service skills 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. If you're looking for a an employee-oriented work environment that includes great work-life balance and great benefit. Apply today!
Compensation: $70K

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
  • 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, formal papers, and other miscellaneous documents 
  • 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
  • Review and forward annuity information to the annuity paralegal and foreign attorney invoices to Finance
  • Record time daily in Intapp and strive to meet billable target
Requirements for the Foreign Filing Paralegal:
  • Bachelor’ s degree
  • 3-5 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
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship      

Benefits for the Foreign Filing Paralegal:
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance 
  • 401(k) savings plan with pretax and after-tax deferral options
  • Defined contribution plan (staff only); 3-year vesting period
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Pretax Flexible Spending Accounts: medical and dependent care
  • Health Savings Accounts with employer contribution for employees 
  • Backup child care and adult care services
  • Employee Assistance Program: free counseling and referral programs as well as access to online and personal resources for work / life and other issues
  • Long-term care benefit 
  • Pretax parking / commuter programs
  • Discounted auto, home, and renters insurance
  • Working Advantage shopping and Zipcar discounts
  • Paid maternity leave and parental (non-birth parent) leave
  • Wellness program including discounted fitness center access

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