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International Patent Specialist

Job Code: 64069354
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Date Posted: 11/9/2018
Position: Other
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Employment Type: Direct Hire

Special Counsel is currently seeking an experienced International Patent Specialist for a law firm in downtown Boston. This position will provide full support to the patent practitioners in filing and maintaining international and foreign national applications and patents.
Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years international patent filing experience and possess knowledge of rules according to the 37 C.F.R, MPEP, PCT Rules and Regulations, Manual of Industrial Property, foreign national patent office literature and a vast array of internet sites detailing various foreign countries patent prosecution rules. A college degree and previous law firm experience is preferred. Successful candidates will have excellent organizational skills and careful attention to detail.
Responsibilities include: maintain and monitor foreign patent docket daily; correspond with clients advising of foreign filing due dates; review and analyze related U.S. and PCT prosecution file histories; review and analyze correspondence received from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, World Intellectual Property Organization, foreign national patent offices, and foreign associates; keep abreast with literature describing changes in international and foreign national patent prosecution rules; work with assigned annuity specialist to manage annuities /maintenance fees payments.
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