Patent Paralegal - DC

Alchemy Legal - Washington, DC

Patent Paralegal - Washington, DC 

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. This is a full-time, non-exempt position in our Washington, D.C. office with excellent benefits.

Essential Duties 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.
  • Monitor dockets and manage filings utilizing the PAIR system.
  • Assist attorneys in responses to office actions and patent portfolio management.
  • Preparing and providing docket and status reports for clients.
  • Support attorneys in patent prosecution

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.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift boxes of files weighing approximately 15 pounds.
  • Must be able to routinely lift and carry file folders weighing up to 5-10 pounds.
  • Must be able to spend long periods of time working at computer workstation.
  • Must be able to lift, squat, kneel and bend.

Work Condition and Environment:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to perform essential duties of the position with time constraints and frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to work well in high pressure environments.

 

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, salary is flexible.

 

Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere.

 

To hear more (confidentially of course), please email your resume along with salary expectations.

 

*Referral fee applies only if and when the candidate referred to us is hired by the firm seeking candidates.

To view all of our open positions:

https://jobs.crelate.com/portal/alchemylegal

 

Thank you,

 

Hope Tocci

Talent Acquisition Specialist

[email protected]



Posted On: Friday, April 12, 2019



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