$55,000 - $60,000 DOE
Paralegal – Intellectual Property/Patent Law
Our Client is located in Western MA and seeking a high-energy, enthusiastic experienced IP Paralegal professional for a direct hire position.
Work closely with Intellectual Property/Patent Law Attorney and provide paralegal support experience to accurately process and review contracts and patent filings with national and international patent offices.
Prepare and file documents relating to U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution and maintenance, in particular, applications, Office Action responses, Statements of Use, renewal applications, Declarations, Affidavits of Us and incontestability, and POA’s.
Effectively maintain client’s domestic and foreign trademark portfolios, including docketing new cases and maintaining internal files.
Assist with drafting of Non-Disclosure Agreements.
Successfully perform trademark clearance searches using electronic and online search tools.
Provide exceptional oral and written communication to client and foreign associates and coordinate with foreign patent and trademark associates in order to complete foreign filing requirements.
Conduct relevant research of patent filings and log pertinent information using specialized computer database for timely reminders and docket and monitor due dates for all patent and trademark matters.
Assist IP Attorney with accurate preparation of legal documents and filings, and correspondence using excellent writing and accurate proofreading skills.
Demonstrate organization, follow through, and detail-oriented skills.
Provide and manage administrative tasks such as email correspondence, calendar management, and attorney time entry.
Additional responsibilities as requested.
Possess Bachelor’s Degree. Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies with Advanced Certificate in Paralegal Studies from an ABA Approved Program, a plus.
Minimum 5 years prior experience in Intellectual Property and Patent Law supporting attorneys whose practice focuses on Intellectual Property.
Possess knowledge of USPTO procedures and filings (PAIR).
Understanding of PCT and general foreign patent prosecution procedures.
Strong accurate computer skills in TMSWeb trademark software; CPi patent and AMS software, and proficiency in computerized docketing systems and MS Office.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required for preparation and drafting of legal documents.
Detail-oriented and organized.
Professional demeanor is essential for this position.
Commitment to delivering exceptional standard of client service in fast-paced environment.
Additional responsibilities as required.
Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 DOE
Hours: 8:30AM-5:30PM with overtime required at times. Non-exempt position.
Please forward resume in Word format with a Cover Letter.
Paratemps, Inc. is a legal and corporate staffing and recruiting agency. Visit www.paratemps.net for further information.
Job Type: Full-time
Website : http://paratemps.net/
If you are a Candidate looking for an opportunity to find the right fit in your job search and have your skills marketed more effectively, then contact ParaTemps to assist you in maximizing your experience and potential for increased compensation. If you are a Client seeking a confidential search for a qualified professional whether direct or temporary, then you’ve come to the right place. ParaTemps, Inc. is a legal and corporate staffing and recruiting service that provides temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire placement throughout the Greater Western MA and Northern CT areas. Our mission is to supply Clients with competent staffing by using a proven system of effective screening, interviewing and verification. Marge Fauteux, President of ParaTemps, Inc. founded the company in 1990, after working as a Paralegal to a senior partner in a major law firm for over ten years and serving as an Adjunct Professor at Westfield State University in their Paralegal Program for over thirteen years.