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IP Paralegal (Foreign Filing)
A mid-size law firm in Boston, is seeking a knowledgeable IP Paralegal to join their growing Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution Practice.
The IP Paralegal will be responsible for providing support to the IP Foreign Filing Department, attorneys, clients, and foreign associates for all international and foreign patent filing activities throughout the life-cycle of the application. This position will be responsible for the preparation and filing of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Applications and prosecution, including Chapter II Demands, National Phase Applications, and direct filed foreign applications. This position will prepare formal documents, including Declarations, Powers of Attorney, Assignments, and other formal documents as required for the PCT and by foreign countries.
Successful candidates will have the ability to read, analyze and interpret common reports and legal documents; write memoranda, letters, reports; and effectively present information, written and verbally, to all levels of individuals in the Firm, clients, foreign associates, USPTO personnel and foreign counterparts.
A minimum of 5 years IP foreign filing experience is required. Candidates must have knowledge of PCT and foreign patent rules and procedures, including processes and procedures for interacting with clients and foreign law firms to advance foreign patent applications. Experience with CPI, IPDAS, and PCT Safe are highly preferred. A college degree or paralegal certificate is required.