Patent Specialist (2620)
Pillsbury is seeking a Patent Specialist to prepare and file new patent applications, i.e. utility, continuation, divisional, and reissue applications, including any additional essential documents with the USPTO. The person in this position will review and proofread documents from the USPTO (including Official Filing Receipts, Notices of Publication, Notices of Recordation, and Issue Notifications) and report those documents directly to the client. Handling of all associated formalities after filing new applications to include, but not limited to prepare formal documents such as declarations, substitute statements, and assignments; responses to missing parts; prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements (IDS); review and process notices of allowance; prepare and file Issue Fee payment; and review of Official
Patent Grant. Other responsibilities of this position include monitor and satisfy client-specific dockets, research client inquiries and patent-specific inquiries, keep attorneys informed of the status of applications, perform research and compile data as requested by attorneys or agents. Update and revise case databases in NetDocs and/or the Extranet, and various other tasks as requested/needed.
Candidates should have a college degree or comparable paralegal experience; paralegal certificate preferred. Minimum of 3+ years’ experience providing intellectual property prosecution support in a law firm environment, knowledge of foreign and PCT patent practice is preferred but not required. Successful candidates will have thorough knowledge of USPTO rules and practices, including knowledge of PAIR and e-filing, ability to meet the Firm’s billable hours requirement while maintaining excellent service and producing consistently high quality work product that meets or exceeds the Firm’s quality standards, excellent data entry and organizational skills, and strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and coordinate projects.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.