Patent Prosecution Paralegal

Trustpoint One
November 20, 2022
Washington, District Of Columbia
Job Type


Trustpoint One has partnered with and AMAZING mid-sized law firm in their search for a talented Patent Prosecution Paralegal! HYBRID ROLE-3 days in and 2 work from home.

Excellent work life balance with AMAZING salary! Direct hire Opportunity located in Washington, DC.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare, file and prosecute patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) and in foreign jurisdictions in a diverse range of technology areas (e.g. pharma, business methods, computer chips and hardware, medical and personal care devices, heating systems, satellites, laminates, polymers).
  • Collaborating with the USPTO, attorneys, liaisons, foreign associates, and staff.
  • Extracting relevant IP information from official USPTO databases and correspondence.
  • Generating docket reports, performing IP docketing, and tracking deadlines.
  • Assist with all aspects of discovery, including organizing documents, maintaining electronic databases and coordinating document productions, Bates-stamping, redaction, duplication and indexing of documents.
  • Assisting attorneys with patent filing by resolving discrepancies, errors, and omissions.
  • Maintaining IP records and reviewing files.
  • Cite check briefs and have a good understanding of the BlueBook
  • Create tables of contents and tables of authorities for briefs and memoranda
  • Conduct factual research, including performing initial case assessments and document searches; creating and maintaining internal case databases; running searches on internal and external document databases and systems, as needed; culling relevant information from a variety of resources such as newspapers, magazines, libraries, case documents and trade associations.
  • Prepare witness and matter materials for case preparation.
  • Organize memos, digests and other relevant documents for attorney review and case preparation.
  • Locate and interview witnesses, and assist in preparing selected witnesses for trial.
  • Assist with trial preparation and trials.
  • Organize exhibits, files and all other supporting documents, coordinate trial set-up and logistics.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3+ years patent paralegal experience in a fast-paced IP department of a law firm.
  • Proficiency in legal terminology and electronic databases, including the USPTO's Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS).
  • Experience in managing IP records and generating docket reports.
  • Extensive knowledge of patent filing and review.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; paralegal certificate is a plus.
  • Exceptional organizational and investigative skills; excellent communication skills, including listening skills, and writing skills; able to prioritize deadlines.
  • Experience with USPTO database

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