Position Title: Foreign Patent Prosecution Paralegal
Department: Intellectual Property – IP
Location: Washington, DC
Industry: Law Firm / Legal Services
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Jones Networking is seeking a Foreign Patent Prosecution Paralegal to join our client’s Intellectual Property team.  This is a great opportunity to work with a leading IP Firm in Washington, DC.  This position offers competitive salary, growth opportunities, excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company match, generous PTO plan, and many other advantages!

Foreign Patent Prosecution Paralegal Position Summary:

  • Assist attorneys with the management of foreign patent applications
  • Communicate with clients and foreign associates regarding patent applications
  • Prepare conversion deadline letters and cost estimates for clients
  • Prepare PCT International Applications and process PCT Forms from WIPO
  • Prepare National Applications and PCT National Phase Applications to be sent to foreign associates
  • Monitor applications and report status to clients
  • Prepare formality documents to be filed with Foreign Patent Offices
  • Process Letters Patent documents and notify clients
  • Monitor client patent renewal deadlines ensuring all are paid timely

Foreign Patent Prosecution Paralegal Qualifications Summary:

  • Minimum two years foreign patent experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledge of PCT and foreign patent procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with document management systems
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage competing deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment