Patent Legal Assistant/Paralegal
PATENT LEGAL ASSISTANT/PARALEGAL Cutting edge patent and trademark law firm is seeking a Patent Legal Assistant/Paralegal to become part of their team. Your duties will include: Review, process and file new National Phase, Bypass Continuation and Utility applications to include complete review of client correspondence, identification of missing documents, preparation of formal documents such as Declarations or Substitute Statements. Review and process all associated formalities after filing of new applications to include Official Filings Receipts, Notices of Publication, Office Actions, responses to Missing Parts, Issue Notifications and Letters Patent. Prepare and e-file Supplemental ADSs, Declarations, Assignments, Translations of Specifications, previously prepared Preliminary Amendments, Requests for Corrected Official Filing Receipts, Certificates of Correction as needed. Prepare and e-file Information Disclosure Statements to include determining whether fees or certification are required. Review and process Notices of Allowance to include a complete review of the entire history of the application to verify that there are no outstanding issues that need to be addressed and that all appropriate documents such as Assignments, Declarations, Priority Documents etc. have been filed. Verify that all information such as inventor information, Applicant information and Application information is correct by comparing it to documents previously filed. Verify that all Information Disclosure Statements have been considered and that current/allowed claims are correct. Prepare and e-file payment of the Issue Fee along with any other required documents. Prepare various reporting letters to include preparation of billing sheets and drafting of basic client correspondence requesting any missing items or to clarify any discrepancies. Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree preferred or combination of work experience and education equivalent. Advanced understanding of Patent Prosecution required. Must have excellent attention to detail, type approximately 35-40 wpm and have keen organizational skills. Must be able to work independently in an electronic environment including manipulation of documents, running reports, creating correspondence and filings, uploading and downloading documents from electronic sources including the Patent Office website and the firm's document management system. Perk: firm offers excellent benefits including 3 week's vacation, MetroChek, subsidized parking, career training, a business casual dress code Monday through Thursday and casual dress on Friday; direct deposit; and lots of other cool benefits and great people to work with. Salary is commensurate with experience. Hours are 8:30 to 5:00 with paid overtime. Company Description: Bonnie Jones Associates, LLC is your source for finding and filling permanent administrative, legal, executive assistant, accounting and IT positions. Our professional staff matches the right candidate with the right employer and we take a lot of pride in that responsibility. Bonnie Jones Associates, LLC has over eighty years of combined recruiting experience. Our commitment to you is that we will work very hard to find you the right match. Our hope is that you will be very happy that you have chosen to work with us and that you feel we have done a good job for you. Please browse our web site, www.bonniejones.com and contact us so that we can make a happy match for you!