Pierce Professional Resources

Patent Support Specialist

9 months ago
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Information Technology


Client is currently seeking a Patent Support Specialist in our Boston office. This position will be part of a team of attorneys and support staff providing a high level of service to both our internal and external clients.


• Experience with filing international and foreign patent applications worldwide, preparing and reviewing correspondence to and from foreign associates and clients regarding new applications, formal requirements, filing details, etc.; experience with preparing Assignments, Powers of Attorney and other formal documents, as needed; preparing letters to clients regarding upcoming due dates; notices; patent documents; etc.
• Ability to prioritize workload to meet foreign filing deadlines and due dates
• Ability to perform research on various projects, including preparing foreign filing estimates; obtain information for preparing Assignments, etc.
• Assist with file transfers and work with the various functional departments to close out transfers in accordance with firm procedures
• Able to prepare a variety of routine correspondence such as reports, memos, client letters, status reports, reminders and administrative documents as required
• Must be a team player focused on internal and external client service
• Other projects as directed



• 3-5 years of patent prosecution and paralegal experience required
• Law firm experience a plus
• Strong working knowledge of international and foreign filing patent processes
• Working knowledge of the USPTO’s website, in particular, use of Private PAIR and EFS, and ability to research the various patent rule and regulations
• Working knowledge of popular Windows-based software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; document management systems (e.g., NetDocs)
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team interacting with all levels of Firm personnel while effectively and efficiently using firm resources
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to take the initiative to accomplish objectives in a timely manner while demonstrating professionalism


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