IP Foreign Filing Paralegal

Special Counsel is recruiting an Intellectual Property Foreign Filing Paralegal for a Chicago law firm.  The Foreign Filing Paralegal will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s Foreign Filing docket, preparing and filing PCT applications and US national phase filings; timely seeking foreign filing licenses, and instructing overseas attorneys on PCT nationalizations and Paris Convention filings, working statements etc.


  • Drafting Patent Cooperation Treaty forms and filing all stages of PCT applications.
  • Monitoring the firm’s Foreign Filing docket and communications with foreign attorneys and in-house teams to proactively make sure all deadlines are met.
  • Acquiring certified documents from the USPTO as needed.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of PCT and national patent filing prosecution experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of foreign patents, PAIR and PCT.
  • Would you like to learn more about the Patent Foreign Filing Paralegal position that Special Counsel is recruiting for in Chicago, IL?  If so, then please submit your resume below.  Or, visit our website at www.specialcounsel.com to apply or consider other available opportunities with us.  


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