Legal Specialist

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Location:Wilmington
Job Type:Full Time

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Job Overview

This position is in the Intellectual Property Law group and is responsible for assisting IP attorneys with domestic and international patent filings. Candidate must be diligent, organized, reliable/committed, highly motivated and proactive, a pleasant individual with meticulous attention to detail and a professional personality.
Responsibilities:

  • Provide accurate due date and information management of in-coming correspondence from patent offices, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and various foreign patent offices.
  • Desirable to have experience in formatting, proofreading and assembling formal documents for U.S. filings and convention/foreign filings through paper and electronic submissions, both directly and through agents
  • Prepare formal papers for required correspondence and/or responses to pending actions (e.g. IDS, Amendments, RCEs, Continuations, Issue Fees). Prepare and maintain client-specific patent status charts reflecting progress and pending prosecution.
  • Significant work with and ideally administering Database/Software Systems, preferably CPA Memotech, CPi or similar system, used in an IP law department
  • Other office/administrative skills, including agility in Microsoft Office, Concur travel/expense reporting, and general other administrative support
  • Desirable to be notary
What your background should look like:
  • 3+ years experience in patent docketing, patent prosecution support for filing and administration of US and international patent/IP portfolios in either private law firms or in-house corporate law departments;
  • Two to four-year degree and/or paralegal certificate preferred;
  • Technology savvy with an ability to actively learn and utilize software applications. In particular:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Experience with IP Management (CPA Memotech, CPI, etc.) and eBilling/Matter Management applications preferred
  • Experience with patent office databases, such as USPTO and Espacenet databases
  • Advanced internet research skills a plus.

Characteristics:

  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Able to handle tasks efficiently and independently, with limited supervision;
  • Able to multi-task and respond to changing priorities;
  • Able to work in a small-team collaborative work environment, be willing to assist/support others, think creatively and take initiative.
Competencies
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation