Intellectual Property Paralegal (Patent Prosecution) (DFM #617)

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Dallas office of global law firm is seeking a highly qualified Intellectual Property Paralegal (Patent Prosecution) to support very busy attorneys in their Intellectual Property Department!

This Paralegal position, under the supervision of lawyers from the Intellectual Property (IP) Department, will provide support for all levels of the Firm’s patent prosecution and IP Litigation practice. This role assists attorneys and staff in the delivery of quality legal services to clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The person in this position should be a self-starter, have a can-do attitude and possess excellent organizational skills.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Review and manage docket for deadlines, must have the ability to prioritize and re-prioritize tasks on an ongoing, immediate basis, understand docket and deadlines and action needed on each file; inform working attorney of deadlines; preparation of weekly docket reports.
  • Expert proficiency with ECF/PACER, PTAB and PAIR systems, including IPR’s and CBM’s, including e-filings, research and retrieving documents.
  • Monitor dockets and manage filings utilizing the ECF/PACER, PTAB and PAIR systems, including IPR’s and CBM’s.
  • Assist attorneys in obtaining and organizing evidence in support of responses to office actions.
  • Preparing and providing docket and status reports for clients.
  • Support attorneys in patent prosecution and/or IP trial-related matters, to include assistance with trial research, preparation, and presentation; draft pleadings and discovery responses, prepare affidavits, prepare subpoenas, gather and organize evidence and other information.
  • Review files and preparation of documents for litigation/IPR procedures.
  • Summarize depositions, transcripts and records. Prepare case summaries, chronologies, correspondence, and memoranda.
  • Perform assigned legal research tasks using all available resources including computer data systems and websites.
  • Liaise with clients, experts, and opposing counsel.
  • Contact with outside vendors, including review and disburse vendors invoices.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervising lawyer(s) and Office Administrator.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • One (1) to five (5) years’ work experience in a law firm environment, or related professional experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including MSWord, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.; working knowledge of FileSite document management system is a plus.
  • Proficiency in utilizing the Internet, Adobe Acrobat, U.S. Patent Office Electronic Filing System, EPCT; experience with legal research tools preferred.
  • Knowledge of USPTO rules and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively utilize digital litigation support and electronic document production applications.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks so as to perform essential duties of the position under time constraints and with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to proofread materials for contextual, grammatical, typographical or spelling errors.
  • Ability to work well in high pressure environments.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer, photocopiers and fax.
  • Must have strong organizational, decision-making skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be reliable and a self-starter.
  • Position is full-time and requires a five-day workweek and standard hours as outlined in the firm policy manual. Work frequently requires more than the regularly scheduled hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Must be available to work overtime, including weekend hours, when necessary to meet established deadlines or stay current with occasional peaks in workload. Must be willing to change regular work schedule to meet the needs of the Firm.
  • Position may require some travel including weekend and week-long travel.

 

Law firm provides a very competitive benefit package along with parking, paid overtime, etc. along with beautiful offices!

 

Salary:  $70,000-78,000 DOE

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