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Patent Paralegal #28582

Patent Paralegal

Salary: $80K - $90K

3-5+ years of experience working in patent prosecution required

A Boston law firm that offers a full range of IP services is seeking a Patent Paralegal to assist attorneys across various practice groups with meeting the duty of disclosure in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions for patent portfolios. Apply to work independently and contribute to a team culture that places a strong emphasis on supporting one another, sharing new ideas, and raising concerns.  


  • Patent Paralegal will prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Prepare disclosures of information for submission with foreign patent offices and coordinate with foreign associates regarding same
  • Review Office Actions from U.S. and foreign patent offices for cited references
  • Review patent files for prior art before payment of issue fee and upon intake into the firm
  • Effectively organize references in connection with patent portfolios into prior art databases and routinely maintain these databases
  • Compile, populate and maintain electronic archive of prior art
  • Correspond with clients and work with Firm’s library department to collect materials needed in connection with duty of disclosure
  • Manage attorney and client dockets relating to the duty of disclosure in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions and meet regularly with attorneys regarding same
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of patent office rules and procedures in connection with U.S. and foreign duty of disclosure and other areas of patent prosecution
  • Coordinate with department supervisor to aid with development and documentation of processes and procedures
  • Assist with training of junior paralegals by serving as a resource on procedures, patent office rules, and assisting with work-product review as needed
  • Assist with additional patent prosecution related projects
  • Meet the department’s expectation for billable hours and adhere to best practice for daily time entry
  • Work with team to collaborate on large projects


  • BS/BA or equivalent experience
  • 3-5+ years of experience working in patent prosecution
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Knowledge of CPI and/or IPDAS preferred
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Strong critical thinker with demonstrated ability to work independently and to proactively and effectively solve problems

Categories: Direct Hire|Legal Jobs, Region| Metro Boston - Massachusetts

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