Patent Paralegal

Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC


Our client seeks a Patent Paralegal to join the Intellectual Property team in its Philadelphia or Washington, DC office. Responsible for providing  paralegal/administrative support to the Intellectual Property Group under the direct supervision of the Manager of IP Prosecution.


  • Assist in all aspects of U.S., PCT and foreign patent prosecution to include preparation of patent applications, formality documents (assignments, PoA, declarations), IDS and various U.S. and foreign responses;
  • Prepare client correspondence to include but not limited to reporting filings, U.S. and foreign office actions and status of applications and patents;
  • Review and maintain a daily docket for deadlines; understand docket, deadlines and action needed on each file;
  • Inform responsible attorneys of deadlines; interpret and understand the rules of the USPTO, PCT and other international patent offices, relating to IP prosecution; and
  • Assist with IP due diligence projects, as needed.


  • Familiarity with US and international patent law.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff and provide information with professionalism and tact.
  • Ability to work under pressure while producing a high volume of information with attention to detail while producing an accurate document.
  • Willingness and ability to accept changing assignments and priorities.
  • Ability to compose, proofread and edit (e.g., punctuation, grammar, spelling) routine memoranda and correspondence.
  • Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and problems and to recommend and implement solutions.
  • Strong PC knowledge in order to utilize various online electronic filings with government agencies and to maintain worksheets for clients.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word); strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Maintain accurate information in the firm’s various software applications associated with IP.
  • Proficient with using and/or understanding docketing software.
  • Ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external clients effectively and professionally.
  • Minimum five years’ paralegal/administrative IP Patent Prosecution experience at a mid-size law firm.
  • Proficient with using and/or understanding docketing software.
  • Experience in on-line IP database searching.
  • E-filing experience
  • Experience with foundation IP a plus




Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Salary: $75,000 - $95,000

Date Active: 2.8.2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Not Exempt

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