Patent Paralegal (DFM #955)

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High-profile, international law firm is seeking an Intellectual Property & Technology (IP&T) Paralegal to be based in their Dallas office.  This position will support the Dallas IP&T Practitioners and the national IP&T Practice Group.  This position will report to the Manager, Paralegal Services.



-Prepare patent prosecution applications domestically and internationally, including electronic filings
-Assist attorney(s) with drafting and editing domestic prosecution documents for uploading at the USPTO, including but not limited to, new applications (Provisional, Non-Provisional, Continuations, Divisionals), responses to Missing Parts, Restriction Requirements, Office Actions, Information Disclosure Statements (IDSs), and Assignment Recordations and Certificates of Correction
-Assist attorney(s) with drafting, editing, and filing Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications
-Work with and advise foreign counsel in connection with prosecution and maintenance of patent applications outside of the United States, including arranging for payment of bills from foreign counsel and vendors
-Other duties may be assigned to meet the minimum billable hour and performance based requirements for this position


Experience & Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s or Associates Degree required or Paralegal Certificate and equivalent experience
-Minimum of 5 years’ experience required providing exceptionally high-quality service
-Applicant must have a solid understanding of both US and foreign patent lifecycles and the ability to work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment
-Familiarity with reviewing file wrappers and filing domestic applications via Private PAIR; and filing Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications via PCT Safe (or using editable PCT/RO/101 forms

-An understanding of domestic and foreign annuities/renewals and patent docket databases, such as IP Manager, Inprotech, and/or CPI are required
-Knowledge of the PCT Service Center Online Document Upload, WIPO PatentScope, Espacenet, European Patent Register, and other foreign patent websites a plus
-Desire to work in a legal environment and effective time management
-Must have superior communication skills and be able to work in a team environment
-Must have the ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
-Must have the ability to interact and work productively with all levels of firm staff
-Professional demeanor, attention to detail, and great organizational skills are essential
-Strong verbal, written, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
-Strong computer technical skills and demonstrated ability to learn new software
-Strong problem resolution abilities appropriately combining logic, analysis, and follow-through
-Ability to provide direction and training to junior team members
-Ability to maintain discretion and privacy with confidential matters and documents
-Ability to recognize and comprehend facts and legal concepts
-Ability to meet minimum billable hourly requirement
-Ability to lift boxes up to 25 lbs., and to transport files, documents and office supplies throughout the office
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, PDF creation tool(s), document management software, Intapp or other timekeeping software, Internet required
-Excellent client service, ability to work overtime and travel as needed


Firm provides a very competitive benefit package along with beautiful offices in Dallas!


Salary:  $70,000-90,000



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