Position Title: IP Formalities Specialist
Industry: Intellectual Property Law Firm
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Status: Direct hire

Position Summary:

  • Proofread Official Filing Receipts, Notices of Publication, Issue Notifications and Letters Patent to verify and ensure the accuracy of information.  
  • Prepare and e-file Supplemental ADSs, Requests for COFR, and Certificates of Correction.
  • Review Office Actions to verify completeness and accuracy of due dates.
  • Reach out to Patent Examiners to confirm information or to ask for correction.  
  • Thoroughly review the complete prosecution history of allowed applications to ensure there are no outstanding issues which have not been addressed and that all appropriate documents have been filed.  
  • Verify that the application is in condition for payment of the issue fee.  
  • Perform legal research regarding patent prosecution.
  • Prepare miscellaneous legal correspondence and billing sheets.  


Qualifications Summary:

  • Patent Prosecution experience required.
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong proofreading skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is an asset.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, handle multiple tasks and respond quickly to changing responsibilities and priorities.

Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Metro accessible in Old Town Alexandria.