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Paralegal Patent and Trademark Prosecution

Company name
Akerman LLP

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Administrative, Legal, Intellectual Property

Posted on
May 24, 2021

Valid Through
Sep 06, 2021

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\u003cp\u003eAkerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the US, is seeking a patent and trademark prosecution paralegal to support the firm\u0027s Intellectual Property Group. The location for this position is flexible.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003ePreferred to have five or more years of experience as a patent and/or trademark (preferably both) prosecution paralegal at a law firm directly handling large patent or trademark portfolio prosecution tasks such as:\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cli\u003eManage a full docket of patent and trademark-related deadlines, send timely reminders to clients and attorneys, and ensure that deadlines are handled and collect information and instructions\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003ePrepare and file U.S. and Madrid trademark applications, declarations, renewals, extensions of time, and other USPTO filings\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003ePrepare and file U.S. provisional, non-provisional, convention and design patent application documents and PCT and Hague applications, along with related application data sheets, declarations, and other documents\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003ePrepare and file information disclosure statements, including obtaining copies of foreign references and machine translations\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eAssist with preparation and filing of responses to patent and trademark office actions\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eConduct in-house trademark screening searches on the TESS, SAEGIS, Corsearch, and WIPO Global Brand Database\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eRecord documents such as assignments, name changes, and lien releases with the USPTO and comprehend chain of title issues and ability to prefect same\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eFile documents with the TTAB and prepare non-substantive procedural filings\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eInstruct and supervise patent and trademark prosecution and trademark enforcement matters handled by foreign law firms and coordinate the preparation, execution, notarization, legalization, and apostille of documents filed with foreign patent and trademark offices\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eCreate customized patent and trademark records reports for clients\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eSupport patent and trademark due diligence for mergers and acquisitions\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cp\u003eSkills \u0026amp; Competencies:\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cli\u003eExtensive knowledge of U.S. patent and trademark rules and procedure; working knowledge of national laws of other countries; knowledge of Paris Convention and deadlines set therein and familiarity with the Madrid Protocol, Hague and PCT requirements\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eMust have a broad understanding of and to be able to independently use and/or file documents via PAIR, EFS Web, Patent Center, Global Dossier, EPAS, ePCT, WIPO IP Portal, TEAS, ETAS, TTABVUE\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eHigh level of proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office Suite applications and internet research tools\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eStrong organizational and time and deadline management skills\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eAbility to work confidently and efficiently under pressure and tight deadlines\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eReliable and dependable team player who is able to adapt quickly to new surroundings\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eMust be a good planner who is very detail-oriented and has the ability to organize and prioritize\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eCandidate should be action and results-oriented; able to multi-task daily responsibilities\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eWork independently, taking initiative to move projects to conclusion\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eAbility to manage large client portfolios with numerous deadlines\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cp\u003eWe offer an excellent benefits and compensation package.\u0026nbsp; Please submit your resume and salary requirements. EOE\u003c/p\u003e
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