Patent Paralegal

Boston, MA 02110

Posted: 11/06/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Specialty: Legal & Compliance Job Number: 84570

Job Description


A leading law firm in Boston, MA is seeking a Patent Paralegal to join their team. Under general supervision, you will be responsible for all activities involving quality assurance in the Intellectual Property practice group. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Patent Paralegal:
  • Review electronic USPTO submissions for accuracy prior to filing
  • Review Assignments/Declarations for transferred in cases
  • Review National Phase and Convention Instruction Letters
  • Review issued patent for errors, determine expiration date of patent, prepare certificate of correction, if necessary
  • Actively participate in risk management by ensuring all internal and statutory due dates are reviewed and deadlines are met
  • Work with IP Client Service Team Manager to formulate and implement system and workflow enhancements
  • Assist management team and other IP QC Paralegals in the development of quality control procedures and checklists
  • Works proactively with others to support efforts within the department to improve efficiency and add value
  • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of patent terminology and filing procedures including both US and foreign matters and knowledge and understanding of current USPTO rules and procedures (37 CFR)
  • Maintain active lines of communication to share knowledge and support collaborative efforts, organizational change, and goal achievement
  • Utilize innovative thinking and sound decision-making
Requirements for the Patent Paralegal:
  • Bachelor’ s degree
  • 4 years’ experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution; prior docketing experience preferred
  • Must be highly accurate, detail-oriented and able to manage multiple priorities under deadline driven pressures
  • Able to communicate effectively with personnel on all levels
  • Working knowledge of docketing software, preferably CPi
  • 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 

Employee benefits:
  • Medical and dental plans
  • Company-sponsored life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) and profit sharing retirement plans
  • Generous paid time off
  • on-site child care
  • Focus on health and wellness of staff including free health screenings
  • Educational seminars

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