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Paralegal
Location: New York
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Intellectual Property
Job Description:
Ice Miller LLP, a national law firm is seeking a paralegal with experience in patent prosecution, for a position in our Intellectual Property group. The employee must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.

Essential Job Duties: 
•File US patent applications (provisional, non-provisional and U.S. national phase)
•Review USPTO communications, prepare and file formality responses (e.g., request for corrected filing receipt, response to missing parts, etc.)
•Assist patent attorneys/agents in preparing and filing responses to the Office Actions
•Prepare and send (or assist patent attorneys/agents in preparing and sending) correspondence to the clients
•Serve as point of contact for clients as needed 
•Prepare and file or record formal documents, including Application Datasheet, Declarations, Powers of Attorney, Assignments, Request for Corrected Filing Receipts, Response to Notice of Missing Parts, and other documents as required 
•Review incoming correspondence regarding current status of applications and ensure accuracy of information, including patent applications, formal requirements, filing details, etc.
•Perform research and compile data as requested 
•Review, process and maintain client dockets for filing deadlines and follow up with patent attorneys/agents when needed
•Send reminders to clients for executed formal documents, upcoming deadlines, etc.
•Prepare and file information disclosure statements (IDSs) when needed
•Conduct post allowance formality review, pay issue fees, report issue notification and Letters Patents

Minimum Requirements:
•High School diploma required
•Paralegal certificate preferred 
•Minimum of five years of patent admin/paralegal experience
•Strong writing ability and exceptional communication skills
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and IP software systems 
•Ability to build strong working relationships with clients, attorneys and colleagues
•Demonstrated commitment to delivering quality legal services
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, coordinating multiple projects at once
•Exhibits resourcefulness and flexibility
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
•Ability to take initiative to complete tasks
•Ability of work well both independently and as part of a team
•Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined above

Ice Miller is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. In order to succeed, we take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to perform at the highest potential. Learn more about Ice Miller’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts on our website. 

Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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