IP Administrator/Paralegal

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Bethlehem, PA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Feb 16, 2018
Job ID
IP Administrator / Paralegal – Bethlehem, Pa
Oversee and manage day-to-day operations of the Company’s intellectual property portfolio; including its docket, databases, generate reports and correspond with outside attorneys. Compile and file US and foreign patent and trademark applications. Analyze and evaluate expenses, performance, workflow and efficiency of the legal department.
·       Manage workflow and day-to day operations jointly with our in-house patent and trademark professionals globally.
·       Prepare documentation related to and file patent and trademark applications, including liaising with inventors.
·       Coordinate international filings with foreign law offices and/or other foreign entities.
·       Assist patent attorneys with daily workloads, such as filing of responses to office actions.
·       Perform on-line searches of Patent and Trademark Office records, industry databases and general legal research.
·       Administer IP license agreements.
Required Skills
·       Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, paralegal certificate a plus or Associate’s Degree with paralegal certificate
·       1+ year of experience in a paralegal role, experience in a Patent Paralegal role a plus.
·       Extensive knowledge of international IPR portfolio management and IPR regulations or willingness and aptitude to learn the same.
·       Experience in filing documents using the USPTO (EFS Web) and WIPO (ePCT) systems or willingness and aptitude to learn the same.
·       Experience with patent and trademark docket electronic systems and PAIR or willingness and aptitude to learn the same.
·       Willingness and interest to learn, quick learner, ability to work well with others in person and at a distance.
·       Accuracy and attention to detail is a must.
·       Self-starter, independent thinker, and has the ability to anticipate the next steps.
·       Strong writing skills.
·       Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
·       Legal Files and SharePoint software experience is a plus.