Temporary IDS Paralegal

 

Location:                   Philadelphia, PA 19103

Department:              Patent Prosecution

Status:                       Temporary

Schedule:                  Core Hours, 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday, unless otherwise approved; additional hours as required to fulfill responsibilities

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Responsible for Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) processing, filing and coordinating as assigned.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Specialized paralegal degree, associate and/or bachelor's degree desirable, but not required
  • Intellectual Property legal experience, required 

 

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong clerical skills, including organization, time management and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and organize workload to meet deadlines
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office suite and document management programs
  • Experience with IPDAS or other automated document / IDS generation software a plus, but not required

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for all aspects of IDS process, including filing of IDS and family reviews

  • Review specifications, disclosures, search reports and prior art

  • Prepare IDSs in accordance with the PTO’s Duty of Disclosure

  • Research and compile foreign and non-patent references for filing

  • Work with clients to obtain proper prior art

  • File IDSs with PTO

  • Prepare reporting letters to clients

  • Prepare invoices for task-based billing clients

  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

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