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Foreign Filling Paralegal, AmLaw20

Company: Plona Partners
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Firm: AmLaw50Position: Patent Prosecution Paralegal Compensation: $85,000 - $105,000Onsite Expectations: Hybrid Essential Functions

  • Monitor and follow-up on foreign patents, including clearing dates and following-up with attorneys, clients, and management to provide adequate time to respond.
  • Preparing transmittals for and filing U.S. provisional applications and reporting same to internal departments and the client
  • Preparing and filing U.S. non-provisional applications, including initial, continuation and divisional applications, and reporting same to internal departments and the client
  • Work with attorneys in keeping abreast of all rules and regulations and procedures for filing foreign/PCT patent applications including all formalities related thereto.
  • Prepare cost estimates for filing and maintenance of foreign patents.
  • Maintain an understanding of legalization procedures in city, county, state and country; correspond with government, state and embassy officials; and prepare documents including appropriate fees, when necessary.
  • Prepare and transmit applications to foreign agents or government agencies, including entry into National Phase.
  • Receive and act upon client instructions, including confirmation and/or draft response to client inquiries related to foreign filing and formalities of foreign/PCT applications.
  • Draft, proofread, photocopy, scan documents into the firm's document management system and assemble correspondence as needed.
  • Respond to questions and problems from the staff members and attorneys in relation to foreign/PCT filings including US prosecution.
  • Work with firm members to assist in the auditing of transfer-in-matters and completion of transfer-out projects, including file and docket review for foreign matters.Skills/Qualifications
    • 5+ years of paralegal experience, specifically with intellectual property law including foreign and US filings, patent docket management and application filings.
    • Bachelor's degree, paralegal certification, or equivalent work experience required.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of international patent matters, including US rules of practice.
    • Strong understanding of IP to ensure a high quality and accurate work product.

Keywords: Plona Partners, Washington DC , Foreign Filling Paralegal, AmLaw20, Legal , Washington, DC

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