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Robert Half Patent Paralegal in Seattle, Washington


ROBERT HALF is partnering with a boutique Intellectual Property law firm in their search for a Paralegal.

Candidates must have at least 5 years of experience handling Foreign Patent Prosecution.

Job Responsibilities:

• Coordinate with foreign associates to file foreign patent applications in multiple countries, assist practitioners throughout prosecution, and maintain foreign patent files and docket

• Independently manage evolving caseloads and work with practitioners to ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner

• Draft and/or send correspondence and reminders to clients, practitioners, and foreign associates

• Prepare and file PCT applications in various Receiving Offices, including the IB; familiarity with PCT-Safe and e-PCT highly preferred

• Handle and coordinate all aspects of worldwide assignment or name changes across multiple matters and multiple jurisdictions

• Delegate and oversee work assigned to department assistants and other staff as needed to maintain accuracy of data and increase efficiency in producing high quality work product

• Ensure electronic files are kept current by timely saving communications and related information to the file

• Time entry of billable and non-billable work; review foreign associate invoices to ensure accuracy

• Complete special projects as needed, including assignment, file intake, and transfer out projects

To apply confidentially please send to Sam(period)Sheehan(at)RobertHalf(period)(com)


• In-depth knowledge of foreign patent laws and procedures, especially PCT filings; 3-5 years of foreign patent prosecution required

• Knowledge of foreign patent databases (PATENTSCOPE, eSpacenet)

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