Senior Paralegal - IP

Rockville, MD
May 11, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
Full Time
The Senior Paralegal (Intellectual Property) will be responsible for the creation, revision, and filing of prosecution documents. The position requires excellent attention to detail, strong organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have a high level of analytical thinking and problem solving skills. A working knowledge of Microsoft products and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment is a must. Strong customer service orientation and oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with all tiers of personnel and clients are essential.


• Support various intellectual property attorneys to provide excellent service to our clients

• Prepare and file patent applications and other responses

• Prepare basic U.S., provisional, non-provisional, convention and design application documents, including transmittals, Application Data Sheet and drawings

• Review and maintain a docket for timely reporting of communications to the client and foreign associates

• Timely handling of various prosecution formalities

• Complete basic formality documents for national filing requirements

• Complete legalization of documents, as required; order priority documents and assignments from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; obtain foreign priority documents

• Review Notices of Allowance, prepare corresponding checklist, and report to client

• Perform additional duties as assigned


• Must have a high school diploma (or equivalent), college degree and/or a paralegal certificate preferred

• Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in international and/or U.S. prosecution

• Thorough knowledge of patent procedural requirements and USPTO practices required

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Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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